Haines Receives Distinguished Service Award

Honorable Harry HainesOn Friday October 23, 2015 the Hon. Harry Haines (’64) was presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the 63rd Annual Montana Tax Institute by Dean Paul Kirgis and Associate Dean of Students Elaine Gagliardi.

U.S. Tax Court Judge Harry Haines was honored for his service to the School of Law, the state of Montana and the nation. After graduating from the School of Law in 1964, Judge Haines practiced for 37 years with Worden, Thane and Haines. Judge Haines earned his LL.M in Taxation from New York University Law school, and as a practicing lawyer he developed a well-respected estate planning and tax practice, In 2003, President Bush appointed Judge Haines to the United States Tax Court, making him the first Montana lawyer to serve on that court. Although he assumed senior status in 2009, Judge Haines continues to serve on the Tax Court and during his tenure has produced an influential body of opinions.

For more than 20 years, Judge Haines served as an adjunct professor at the School of Law. He instilled in many graduates a strong foundation in the areas of commercial and business law. He has continued to be involved with the School of Law, presenting at the Montana Tax Institute and most recently guest lecturing in tax classes.