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Rex Halverson

Rex Halverson, Esq. Principal

CAREER SUMMARY Tax attorney with over 36 years of state and local tax experience, including 7 years in a Big Four CPA firm, 3 years in California state government at the highest levels and 16 years in a Fortune 100 corporate Tax Department. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REX HALVERSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC, SACRAMENTO (9/05 – PRESENT) Principal

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Governor George Deukmejian

“Please accept my personal thanks for your generous contribution to the improvement of California State Government.” “I can not overemphasize the extraordinary service that you have provided all citizens and taxpayers in the State of California.”

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Scott Galbraith, President & CEO, Merced County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDCO)

“…very pragmatic and responsive…” “…carefully structured an application that built on our collaborative efforts, and facilitated an application that had no technical deficiencies…” “…helped manage a large multi jurisdictional group and achieved consensus and the results were favorable, an application without technical deficiencies and which received conditional designation…” – February 13, 2007

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Patricia Mugleston, Director, Tax Credit Services

Patricia Mugleston joined Rex Halverson & Associates in 2011 as our Director of Tax Credit Services and Paralegal. She brings with her experience and excellent business and legal skills from working with senior partners from prominent law firms, education and construction professionals. She earned an AA degree and certifications from Sacramento City College as well as

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Joseph Lim, Director, Planning & Economic Development Department, City of Compton

“We were pleased with the professional manner in which your firm conducted the entire engagement, and the quality of the final product evidenced by the fact that the State of California ranked Compton’s EZ Application 8th out of the 25 applications they received. The City of Compton appreciated your commitment and hard work towards the success of the project. We say ‘if you want a California Enterprise Zone Designation, contact Tassa…the Winning Team’!” – March 12, 2007

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Joseph Lim, Director, Planning & Economic Development Department, City of Compton

“We were pleased with the professional manner in which your firm conducted the entire engagement, and the quality of the final product evidenced by the fact that the State of California ranked Compton’s EZ Application 8th out of the 25 applications they received. The City of Compton appreciated your commitment and hard work towards the success of the project. We say ‘if you want a California Enterprise Zone Designation, contact Tassa…the Winning Team’!” – March 12, 2007

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Significant Accomplishments

Rex Halverson & Associates has now consulted on 12 successful Enterprise Zone applications over the years. With only 42 zones in the state, our firm has emerged as the clear leader in the industry.  In addition, we recently represented a multi-state company in its sales and use tax appeal to the BOE that was decided in favor of our

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