Holland & Hart is pleased to announce senior partner Mark Buchi received the 2022 Exemplary Public Service Award from the Utah Taxpayers Association, recognized for a lifetime of defending and protecting taxpayers and for his service on the Board of Directors of the Association since 1990. Mark was honored with the award at the Utah Taxes Now Conference and 100 Year Anniversary Celebration on May 11.
Mark provides seasoned and effective counsel to clients on complex tax disputes and litigates significant cases before administrative agencies, state tax courts, and appellate courts. He takes pride in developing solutions to client problems by employing the most efficient and effective means—from drafting and lobbying for a legislative fix, adoption of administrative rule, or litigating. Prior to practicing law in the private sector, Mark served as Division Chief over the Tax and Business Regulation division for the attorney general of Utah. He also served as Chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission. In this cabinet-level position, he served two governors, and became thoroughly familiar with the budgetary, accounting, and operational procedures of the state government. He also served on the executive committee of the Multi-State Tax Commission.