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Appleberry, Nicole

Professor from Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

3154 South Hall
734.647.7651
E-mail naberry@umich.edu
Prof. Nicole Appleberry's research and teaching interests focus on the legal issues involved when vulnerable populations are caught up in systems beyond their experience and meaningful control—thus the intersection of tax law with other specialties such as poverty, disability, immigration, domestic violence law, the empowerment of adversaries through mediation, and the developing legal status of animals. Prof. Appleberry was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Livingston County, Michigan, from 1995 to 1999, focusing on juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. She is currently of counsel at Ferguson & Widmayer, P.C. in Ann Arbor specializing in tax-related matters. She is a Washtenaw County-approved civil mediator, chair of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and served as co-chair of the Taxation Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. She earned her BA (English, with honors, 1988) and JD (1994) from the University of Michigan, and her LLM (taxation, 2000) from Wayne State University.
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Activities

Presented "Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors: What Advocates Need to Know" on behalf of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Jan. 24, 2013.

Presented "Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors" at the Michigan Poverty Law Program Roadshow in Lansing, Michigan, October 17, 2012.

Presented "Tax Consequences of the Cancellation of Debt" at the Michigan Poverty Law Program Roadshow in Lansing, Michigan, October 15, 2012.

Presented "Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors" to the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board and Michigan's Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Directors, June 15, 2012.

Presented "Tax Consequences of the Cancellation of Debt" to the State Bar of Michigan Consumer Law Task Force, March 12, 2012.

Presented "Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors: What Advocates Need to Know," a webinar for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, January 2012.

Presented "Basics of the Examination Process" at the LITC Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2011.

Chapter editor, "Taking the Mystery Out of Examinations," in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, a Practical Manual for the Tax Practitioner with Sample Correspondence and Forms, 5th Edition, 2011.

Gave a presentation on starting a new low-income taxpayer clinic at the ABA Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division 2010 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, September 2010.

Gave a presentation on low-income taxpayer clinics at the National Taxpayer Advocate Congressional Liaison Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 2010.

Served as a judge for the International Law School Mediation Tournament sponsored by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution. Held in Chicago in March 2010, the tournament drew participation from law students from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany and Australia.

Spoke on "Tax Issues of Concern for Survivors of Domestic Violence" as part of an audioconference sponsored by the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service for the Building Economic Security for Survivors Consortium, February 2010 and January 2009.

 
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