Join TaxOps’ Alexander Korzhen as he moderates a panel discussion on sales tax automation for lawyers and facilitates a tax section boot camp discussion at the 44th Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections.

44th Annual Meeting

September 29 – September 30 | Washington, D.C.

Hosted by the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections 


Sales Tax Automation for Lawyers

Friday, September 29, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

After all the planning is done, the right tax must be collected and the numbers must end up on a sales tax form. This panel will explore the mysterious world of sales tax software automation from the perspective most beneficial to attorneys/advisors who typically don’t get involved in the automation process. The panelists will cover the broader scope of the sales tax compliance ecosystem, and the specific challenges involved in implementing a sales tax engine, including actual system configuration such as nexus, tax code selection, entity setup, and exemption certificate upload. The panelists will also discuss best practices managing a tool that many, mistakenly, retreat as a set-it-and-forget-it system.

Alexander Korzhen, TaxOps and Chair of NASBTS, will moderate this session with panelists Christine Pope, CEO at TaxValet.


Tax Section Boot Camp

Friday, September 29, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

State Bar tax section leaders from around the country will discuss what works and what doesn’t work in their organizations. Discussion will center around challenges and how they are successfully met in bringing best tax resources to their members, and on how to attract and retain members.

Alexander Korzhen, TaxOps and Chair of NASBTS, will moderate this session with panelist Christine Pope, CEO at TaxValet.

About Alexander Korzhen  

Alexander Korzhen is a State & Local Tax Senior Manager at TaxOps in Minneapolis, MN. He’s been solving tax puzzles for 20 years in a career that kicked off at Deloitte, followed by work in state and local tax (SALT) at PwC and Grant Thornton in New York. He holds a J.D. and tax certificate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut.  

In addition to holding various positions since 2017, Alexander is Chair of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (NASBTS), where he brings together leadership from every state tax section of the Bar Association to discuss ongoing Bar Section issues and share ideas. He is also actively involved in the MN State Bar Association, where he is a Past-Chair of the Tax Section. He is a frequent speaker and author on state and local tax issues and can be reached at

About NASBTS Annual Meeting

National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (NASBTS) is an independent association providing a forum for communication and education among the Tax Law Sections of State and Local Bar Associations. Membership in NASBTS is open to Tax Sections of State or Local Bar Associations. The Annual Conference features recognized leaders in state and local tax fields. Attendees participate in round table discussions with their peers from other states on practical subjects related to the operation of Tax Law Sections.  

For additional information, reach out to Alex at or another member of the Association.   

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