We at Tax Appeals bid a bittersweet farewell to President Roberta Moseley Nero, who has retired from State service after a distinguished career in public service and tax law and that spanned almost four decades.
President Moseley Nero had served as a Commissioner of the Tax Appeals Tribunal since June 2013 and as its President since October 2013. She had previously served in the Division of Tax Appeals for 12 years, both as Secretary to the Tribunal under President John Dugan and as an Administrative Law Judge.
She practiced in the State and Local Tax field since 1982, when she joined the Department of Taxation and Finance as an assistant deputy counsel. Immediately prior to her appointment to the Tribunal, President Moseley Nero was Of Counsel in the New York City office of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, where her practice concentrated on state and local tax litigation. She was recommended by Legal 500 for her "deep understanding" of state tax matters.
Throughout her tenure at Tax Appeals, President Moseley Nero was a respected and active voice in the tax bar, serving as a member of the National Conference of State Tax Judges, of which she was named Tax Law Judge of the Year for 2019- 2020. She also spoke and sat on numerous panels at tax bar events throughout the state and nationally. In the legal community and in tax law circles, President Moseley Nero is regarded for her keen intellect, inquisitive mind and deep and broad understanding of the intricacies of NYS tax law and policy. We at Tax Appeals are equally aware of her dedication to public service and to the people of New York State, whom she has so well served throughout her career.
We wish her much joy and equal measures of contentment and adventure as she begins this next, well-earned, chapter in her life. (Hopefully she and Jim will be able to begin traveling soon.)
Please stay tuned to this page for information on virtual and in-person events to celebrate this momentous occasion. In the meantime, well wishes can be sent to President Moseley Nero at RetirementWishes@dta.ny.gov.