Charles M. Walker, Law Firm Name Partner and Assistant Secretary Of the Treasury for Tax Policy Under Gerald Ford, Passes Away

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

    LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
 LLP today confirmed that one of its name partners, Charles M. Walker, passed
 away Saturday April 7, 2001 at Saint Johns Hospital in Santa Monica,
 California.  In 1962, Mr. Walker joined with Lee G. Paul, Robert P. Hastings,
 and Leonard S. Janofsky and added his name to the masthead of the law firm
 founded in 1951 in downtown Los Angeles.  Mr. Walker was born in St. Louis,
 Missouri on September 30, 1915.  He was 85 years old.
     Paul Hastings grew under the leadership and guidance of its founding
 partners, including Mr. Walker, from its three-lawyer beginnings to a more
 than 790-attorney international law firm, with nine offices located in the
 U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom.  Mr. Walker established Paul Hastings' Tax
 Department upon joining the Firm, which at the time officially enabled the
 Firm to refer to itself as full service.  Paul Hastings is one of only two law
 firms founded after World War II ranked in the top 50 of The American Lawyer's
 "AmLaw 100" list of major law firms.
     "Charlie's leadership was an important factor in the success of Paul,
 Hastings," said Seth Zachary, chair of the Firm and member of its Tax
 Department; "his influence was felt throughout our Firm, and he was
 responsible for the integral role the Tax Department played in the Firm's
 success."  The sentiment was echoed by Nancy Iredale, past Chair of Paul,
 Hastings' Tax Department, "Charlie was not only the founder of Paul Hastings'
 tax practice, he was an exceptionally prominent member of the tax bar.  As one
 of the few tax lawyers west of the Mississippi ever to occupy the federal
 government's highest tax policy position, he was instrumental in attracting
 high caliber lawyers to the firm in its earlier days."
     The retired name partner and counsel to the Firm concentrated his practice
 in tax matters ranging from those pertaining to corporations, partnerships and
 employee benefit plans to those pertaining to individuals, including estate
 planning, wills and trusts.
     In 1975, Mr. Walker resigned from the Firm temporarily to accept an
 appointment by President Gerald Ford as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
 for Tax Policy.  In 1977, Mr. Walker returned to the Firm to resume his tax
 practice.
     Mr. Walker received his A.B. degree in 1937 and his LL.B. degree in 1939
 from the University of Missouri, where he was an editor of the Missouri Law
 Review and a member of Order of the Coif.  He was awarded a J.D. degree by the
 University of Missouri in 1969.
     Some of the many offices Mr. Walker has held include former Assistant
 Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy under President Gerald Ford; former
 President of the American Bar Retirement Association, and six years of service
 as a Director and Trustee.  In the American Bar Association, Mr. Walker served
 as Chair of the Section of Taxation, Vice Chair of the Taxation Section, and
 Chair of the Tax Structure and Simplification Committee; he was a leader of
 the Taxation Section's efforts to assist Congress and the Treasury in shaping
 the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  As a Regent of the American College of Tax
 Counsel, Mr. Walker was instrumental in establishing in 1989 the American Tax
 Policy Institute; a Washington D.C.-based, tax-exempt "think tank" devoted
 exclusively to nonpartisan and objective research and analysis of tax policy
 issues.  He served six years as one of a 21-person Board of Trustees, and
 served three years as its President.
     Mr. Walker was predeceased this year by Gertrude, his wife of 57 years.
 They had no children.
     A memorial service will be held at Pierce Brothers Westwood Mortuary,
 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 P.M.
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berkeley Hall School Foundation,
 1600 Mullholland Drive, Los Angeles California 90049 or the Salvation Army.
 
     Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, an international law firm that
 focuses predominantly on Fortune 500 companies, has more than 790 attorneys
 located in nine offices:  Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and San Francisco,
 California; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Stamford, Connecticut;
 Washington, D.C.; London, England and Tokyo, Japan.
 
 

SOURCE Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
    LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
 LLP today confirmed that one of its name partners, Charles M. Walker, passed
 away Saturday April 7, 2001 at Saint Johns Hospital in Santa Monica,
 California.  In 1962, Mr. Walker joined with Lee G. Paul, Robert P. Hastings,
 and Leonard S. Janofsky and added his name to the masthead of the law firm
 founded in 1951 in downtown Los Angeles.  Mr. Walker was born in St. Louis,
 Missouri on September 30, 1915.  He was 85 years old.
     Paul Hastings grew under the leadership and guidance of its founding
 partners, including Mr. Walker, from its three-lawyer beginnings to a more
 than 790-attorney international law firm, with nine offices located in the
 U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom.  Mr. Walker established Paul Hastings' Tax
 Department upon joining the Firm, which at the time officially enabled the
 Firm to refer to itself as full service.  Paul Hastings is one of only two law
 firms founded after World War II ranked in the top 50 of The American Lawyer's
 "AmLaw 100" list of major law firms.
     "Charlie's leadership was an important factor in the success of Paul,
 Hastings," said Seth Zachary, chair of the Firm and member of its Tax
 Department; "his influence was felt throughout our Firm, and he was
 responsible for the integral role the Tax Department played in the Firm's
 success."  The sentiment was echoed by Nancy Iredale, past Chair of Paul,
 Hastings' Tax Department, "Charlie was not only the founder of Paul Hastings'
 tax practice, he was an exceptionally prominent member of the tax bar.  As one
 of the few tax lawyers west of the Mississippi ever to occupy the federal
 government's highest tax policy position, he was instrumental in attracting
 high caliber lawyers to the firm in its earlier days."
     The retired name partner and counsel to the Firm concentrated his practice
 in tax matters ranging from those pertaining to corporations, partnerships and
 employee benefit plans to those pertaining to individuals, including estate
 planning, wills and trusts.
     In 1975, Mr. Walker resigned from the Firm temporarily to accept an
 appointment by President Gerald Ford as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
 for Tax Policy.  In 1977, Mr. Walker returned to the Firm to resume his tax
 practice.
     Mr. Walker received his A.B. degree in 1937 and his LL.B. degree in 1939
 from the University of Missouri, where he was an editor of the Missouri Law
 Review and a member of Order of the Coif.  He was awarded a J.D. degree by the
 University of Missouri in 1969.
     Some of the many offices Mr. Walker has held include former Assistant
 Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy under President Gerald Ford; former
 President of the American Bar Retirement Association, and six years of service
 as a Director and Trustee.  In the American Bar Association, Mr. Walker served
 as Chair of the Section of Taxation, Vice Chair of the Taxation Section, and
 Chair of the Tax Structure and Simplification Committee; he was a leader of
 the Taxation Section's efforts to assist Congress and the Treasury in shaping
 the Tax Reform Act of 1986.  As a Regent of the American College of Tax
 Counsel, Mr. Walker was instrumental in establishing in 1989 the American Tax
 Policy Institute; a Washington D.C.-based, tax-exempt "think tank" devoted
 exclusively to nonpartisan and objective research and analysis of tax policy
 issues.  He served six years as one of a 21-person Board of Trustees, and
 served three years as its President.
     Mr. Walker was predeceased this year by Gertrude, his wife of 57 years.
 They had no children.
     A memorial service will be held at Pierce Brothers Westwood Mortuary,
 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, California on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 P.M.
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berkeley Hall School Foundation,
 1600 Mullholland Drive, Los Angeles California 90049 or the Salvation Army.
 
     Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, an international law firm that
 focuses predominantly on Fortune 500 companies, has more than 790 attorneys
 located in nine offices:  Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and San Francisco,
 California; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Stamford, Connecticut;
 Washington, D.C.; London, England and Tokyo, Japan.
 
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