Morgan D. King
LAW FIRM NEWS
Lawyers Helping Taxpayers Launch "The TaxGram"
DATELINE: Dublin, California 10/15/2007
Delinquent taxpayers often need professional help ... and tax professionals need resources. California attorney Morgan King announces his organization's new weekly e-letter, King's TaxGram, for professionals who help delinquent taxpayers.
California attorney Morgan King announces his organization's new weekly e-letter, King's TaxGram, for professionals who help delinquent taxpayers.
"There are a lot of well-meaning taxpayers out there who get behind in taxes," says King, "and when they do, the IRS can make their lives really, really miserable."
King says there are a lot of things that can be done ... all within the law ... to ease the burden of huge tax debts. "Many of these people are entrepreneurs, innocent spouses, and people who can't manage money very will. But they're not tax cheats."
The e-letter is aimed at lawyers, enrolled agents and other tax professionals who help delinquent taxpayers, and contains brief news items relevant to this field, as well as case and law briefs to help build professional skills for handling tax debt problems.
King, whose book "Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy" is considered the best in the field, is currently working on a new book that will cover other legal remedies, such as offers-in-compromise, innocent spouse, installment plans, collection appeals and similar solutions. The Morgan King Organization consults with taxpayers and tax professionals across the country.
The TaxGram e-letter is free of charge. Professionals may subscribe now by going to King's web site, TaxJustice.com. For more information e-mail Mr. King at lawyers@TaxJustice.com or click here..
Feb. 2 2005
KING ADDRESSES MARYLAND STATE BAR ON DISCHARGING TAXES
RIGHT - Morgan King presented a 4-hour program entitled "Solving The Mysteries of Discharging Taxes" to the Maryland State Bar Consumer Bankruptcy Section, in Columbia, Maryland. The program was co-sponsored by the Maryland School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
VIRGINIA STATE BAR INVITES MORGAN KING TO SPEAK
Morgan King has been invited to address the Virginia State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section next January at Williamsburg. King will speak on the topic, discharging taxes in bankruptcy. The program is approved for Virginia CLE credits.
May 4, 2003
NACBA HONORS MORGAN KING WITH DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
At its annual convention in New Orleans the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys honored attorney Morgan King with its prestigious Distinguished Service Award "In Recognition of [his] Outstanding Service ... provided to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Initiative and Effort ... Contributed Toward The Advancement of Its Goals and Purposes." The award was given on the occasion of Mr. King's 10th year as a lecturer on tax and bankruptcy issues at the annual convention.
Also recognized for distinguished service were fellow lecturers Mark Segal (Las Vegas, NV) and Bob McKenzie (Chicago, IL).
April 23, 2003
MORGAN KING'S 10-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH AT A's v. Detroit GAME IN OAKLAND
Taylor Finley King, attorney Morgan King's 10-year old daughter, threw out the first pitch at the Oakland A's baseball game at Oakland Colliseum April 23. Taylor has been coached by expert Little League pitching coaches. Her aim was perfect. The following day her picture, in full pitch mode, appeared on the front pages of the San Ramon Herald and the Valley Times. Taylor was honored to have four of her best girlfriends in attendance to watch THE PITCH, including Amanda, Halley, Maria, and Christi. Her 12-year old brother, Morgan Jr., filmed the event with his digital videocam.
RICHARD KING AWARDED B.Y.U.'s DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD
Recently retired from his term as world president of Rotary International, Morgan King's brother, attorney Richard King, was honored by Brigham Young University with its rarely given Distinguished Citizen Award. The award was presented at a dinner in his honor at the Intertake Center in Oakland, California.
MORGAN KING APPOINTED TO CITY OF DUBLIN PLANNING COMMISSION
At its regular meeting on January 7 the Dublin City council unanimously voted to approve Mayor Janet Lockhart's appointment of Morgan King to the Dublin Planning Commission. This 5-member body is charged with the responsibility of drafting development plans or amendments to plans for the City, including the General Plan and various specific plans. Mr. King and one other individual were selected out of a list of a dozen applicants to fill two expired terms on the Commission.
KING DEFEATS ATTEMPT TO DISMISS SUNOL QUARRY LAWSUIT
Tri-Valley Herald's front page lead article quotes King
Morgan King, who represents the citizens of Sunol in a lawsuit to stop a gravel quarry from being established and permanently disfiguring the meadow near the Water Temple, won a key victory in Alameda County Superior Court today. The defendants, Mission Valley Rock Co., the City and County of San Francisco, and the County of Alameda, had moved in court to have the case dismissed, on the grounds that Measure D (requiring voter approval of any new quarries in Alameda County) did not apply to the Sunol quarry. In his ruling on the demurrer today, the judge agreed with each of King's principal arguments and held that of the four theories advanced by the defendants to have the case dismissed, they were wrong on three of them, and the fourth could not be ruled on until more evidence was developed. Accordingly, the court did not rule against the Sunol plaintiffs on any of the principal arguments. This allows the case to proceed to the next level prior to trial.
For the full front-page story in the Tri-Valley Herald dated Oct. 11, click here.
MORGAN KING DINES WITH MIKHAIL GORBACHEV PICS
On the occasion of the 97th annual world convention of Rotary International, Morgan King was privileged to join a private dinner party for Mikhail Gorbachev in Barcelona, Spain, the week of June 20. Also at the table ... President Gorbachev's daughter, Irina Virganskaya, Vice-President of the Gorbachev Foundation. The dinner was hosted by World President of Rotary International Richard King (Morgan's brother) and his wife, Sheri.
"Considering that Mikhail Gorbachev is one of the greatest historical figures of the 20th Century, and also a pretty swell guy, this was an awesome, even surreal experience," says Morgan King. Topics discussed over dinner included global issues, Gorbachev's life in Russia, the activities of the Gorbachev Foundation, and Russian and American music.
ABOVE: Morgan King, with former
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
Jan. 15, 2002
MORGAN KING IN THE NEWS
The Contra Costa Times Business Section interviewed Morgan King today about the causes of the increase in business filings, principally Chapter 11. Business staff writer George Avalos quoted King: "With the downturn in the technology industry, we are seeing spin-off impacts resulting in the Chapter 11 filings." The article explored King's explanation for the chain-reaction effect of large companies cutting back on building plans. The article also quoted S.F. Bay Area bankruptcy lawyers Brian Servatius and Michael Blumenfeld.
Dec. 25, 2001
GORBACHEV SENDS KING "WARMEST PERSONAL REGARDS."
Morgan's oldest brother, Richard King, world president of Rotary International, while visiting with former Soviet Premier Michael Gorbachev in Moscow just before Christmas, obtained Mr. Gorbachev's signed photo for Morgan. It was signed "To Morgan King, With Warmest Personal Regards - M. Gorbachev." Morgan has long admired Gorbachev for his courageous policies resulting in reforming and humanizing the government of Russia and other former soviet republics. Morgan and Richard visited Moscow and Leningrad in the 1970's to study the soviet legal system.
September 20, 2001
MORGAN KING ADDRESSES TEXAS STATE BAR
Morgan King will speak to the Texas State Bar Advanced Bankruptcy Course on October 4, 2001 in Austin, subject, Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy. He will cover the fundamentals of discharging taxes, and using simple tax transcripts. Others on the panel include judges and prominent Texas attorneys. The question in Mr. King's mind is, should he fly, or take a train?
MORGAN KING SITS AS JUDGE PRO TEM
Morgan King served as judge pro tem for small claims and traffic court for the Alameda County Superior Court, Pleasanton, California, several days this week. During these session's Mr. King handled traffic arraignments, and conducted several traffic trials. He also presided over several small claims trials.
MOLLY REIDLEBERGER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
The King law firm's most experienced (and most charming) bankruptcy paralegal, Molly Reidleberger, has retired after fourteen years with the firm. Molly graduated from the St. Mary's College Department of Paralegal Studies and immediately began with our firm at our original Dublin office location. Molly handled all of the myriad of details in cleaning up bankruptcy cases, including petition preparation, preparing and filing chapter 13 plan amendments, drafting orders, checking proofs of claim, obtaining information from clients and court clerks, and etc. Since she has left, all in the firm have come to appreciate how much she took care of so that we didn't have to worry about it. She is a fine professional and a person of wisdom and poise. The firm will miss her!
RICHARD KING BECOMES WORLD PRESIDENT OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Morgan King's oldest brother, Richard D. King ("Rick"), attorney at law, has been sworn in as world president of Rotary International. The position requires that Rick reside for the next year at Rotary headquarters in Chicago, Il. In keeping with the traditional motto of Rotary, "Service Above Self," President King's theme for his term is, "Mankind Is Our Business." Swearing in ceremonies took place before 26,000 Rotarians in San Antonio, Texas, in July.
While Rick is absent from the firm of King & King (Pleasanton, CA), the third brother, Roy King, attorney at law, along with the firm's associate Richard Flanders, will handle law firm business at the Pleasanton office.
MORGAN KING WINS MOTION TO DISMISS IN TAX CASE
In a case in which the IRS sued a client in Federal District Court for a judgment allowing seizure of the client's sister's residence, on the theory that the client's transfer of legal title of the residence to the sister in 1982 was a sham intended to keep the property out of the hands of the IRS (legally, the IRS alleged the sister was the mere "nominee" of the client), Morgan King, pressing an unusual legal theory, moved to dismiss on the ground that the District Court lacked jurisdiction because if the client had an interest in the property it remained part of the client's bankruptcy estate from his Chapter 7 in 1984, and as such the IRS lacked standing to pursue it; in Bankruptcy law only the bankruptcy trustee has standing to pursue property that is ostensibly property of the bankruptcy estate. King and the client are awaiting the IRS's next move.
March 23, 2001
MORGAN KING QUOTED IN PRESS
Morgan King was recently quoted in an article on bankruptcy appearing in the East Bay Business Times (March, 2001). King, along with NACBA President Norma Hammes and creditor lawyer Roger Efremsky, was interviewed about pending bankruptcy reform legislation. For the complete story, click here - East Bay Business Times