While active in the Bar Associations, Marilyn drafted and presented the following papers:
Memorandum on California state tax provisions adverse to business development as Chair of Ad Hoc Economic Development Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section
Memorandum to Rebuild LA on tax enterprise zone provisions as Chair of Ad Hoc Economic Development Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association Taxation Section
Proposal on “Definition of ‘Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions’ for Alternative Minimum Tax Purposes,” which deals specifically with impact on AMT on entertainers, to staff members of the Joint Committee On Taxation; House Ways and Means Committee; Senate Finance Committee; Tax Legislative Counsel (U.S. Treasury Department): and Internal Revenue Service, as chair of Entertainment Tax Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Summary of tax enterprise zone proposals to staff members of the Joint Committee On Taxation; House Ways and Means Committee; Senate Finance Committee; and Tax Legislative Counsel (U.S. Treasury Department), as Chair of Ad Hoc Economic Development Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Proposal on “Taxation of Escrow and Settlement Funds under IRS § 468B(g)” to staff members of Tax Legislative Counsel (U.S. Treasury Department) and Internal Revenue Service, as representative of Income Tax Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Marilyn has also been active in community affairs. She is a past member of the Board and President of the Board of Directors of The Saban Community Clinic in Los Angeles and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Saban Community Clinic. She has also served on the Boards of the Youth Mentoring Connection, Peace Over Violence (fka Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women), the Leadership Connection, and the Women’s Leadership Board, Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. Throughout her legal career, she has provided pro bono legal services to more than 20 charitable organizations to assist them in securing tax-exempt status.
Marilyn was honored with the Achievement Award in Law given by the Century City Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in 2016.
Marilyn has also received numerous awards for her charitable work, including the Humanitarian Award from the Los Angeles Commission On Assaults Against Women, Humanitarian Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council, Commendation from the Los Angeles County Commission on the Status of Women and the Lenny Somberg Award (volunteer of the year) from the Saban Community Clinic.
Marilyn has authored more than 40 articles for legal journals and is the contributing editor on Federal Taxation for the CEB California Business Law Reporter. Selected articles are available under “About Us.” Just Sign Here Honey: Women’s 10 Biggest Mistakes & How To Avoid Them is her first book for a general audience.