2003 Max Block Award

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Stuart D. Buchalter and Kristin L. Yokomoto have won the 2003 Max Block Distinguished Article Award, which each year recognizes the most outstanding work published in The CPA Journal. The award-winning article, “Audit Committees’ Responsibilities and Liability,” appeared in the March 2003 issue. The article presented the authors’ perspective on fulfilling enhanced audit committee responsibilities and minimizing the increased exposure to liability brought about by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Stuart D. Buchalter, LLB, of counsel to the Los Angeles–-based law firm of Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger, P.C., died in January of this year. Kristin L. Yokomoto, JD, LLM, an associate with Buchalter, Nemer, Fields & Younger at the time the article was published, now resides in Irvine, Calif.

Honorable mention is extended to “Tax Shelters Under Attack,” by Raquel Meyer Alexander, Randall K. Hanson, and James K. Smith (August 2003) in the area of Taxation; and to “Enron and the Raptors,” by Mark P. Holtzman, Elizabeth Venuti, and Robert Fonfeder (April 2003) in the area of General Interest.

Max Block (1902–1988) was a founding partner of Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. For more than half a century, he applied his talents to growing that firm, the NYSSCPA, and the profession. He is described by those who knew him as a visionary whose ideas have formed the basis for many reporting and practice management concepts in use today. Block was managing editor of the NYSSCPA’s Journal (now The CPA Journal) for 15 years. Each year since 1975, the Journal has recognized his contributions and achievements by bestowing the Max Block Distinguished Article Award to the most outstanding article of the past year. Although the judging and selection procedures have evolved over the years, the criteria have remained: “An innovative and stimulating article which is of current significance and which is likely to be of lasting value.”





















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