Annapolis, MD - April, 4th, 2023 - Frost Law of Annapolis, MD, is proud to announce the promotions of two Directors, Rebecca Sheppard and Peter Haukebo, to Partners, effective as of March 30th, 2023. Ms. Sheppard’s and Mr. Haukebo’s promotions are a reflection of their longstanding commitment to Frost Law, highly successful client engagement, and significant contributions to the ongoing growth and success of our firm.
A Joint Effort Raising Awareness About Pandemic Relief for Small Businesses
While Ms. Sheppard and Mr. Haukebo have distinguished practices and achievements independent of each other, their joint and nationwide efforts to help the small business community survive and recover from the pandemic must be emphasized. Demonstrating an admirable ability to adapt to the demands of the moment, Ms. Sheppard and Mr. Haukebo have utilized their tax and legal backgrounds to bring business-saving COVID-relief measures, like the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit to eligible employers all over the country. Moreover, they have been featured in person and on various virtual platforms across the nation in a concerted effort to educate other professionals–sharing their comprehensive understanding of the complexities of how businesses from all industries can maximize their relief opportunities. Due to the growth of this practice area, a new practice group was formed, the Special Credits Practice Group. Rebecca and Peter will be co-chairs of this new practice group.
Rebecca Sheppard, Esq.
When Ms. Sheppard joined Frost Law in 2016, she brought a unique perspective and particularly effective skill set acquired during her position as a Tax Attorney with the Comptroller of Maryland. Even in her early days at Frost Law, Ms. Sheppard was able to leverage these valuable attributes—understanding better than others at the firm exactly how the Comptroller would approach matters—to achieve better client results and enhance the overall firm reputation. For the last 2 years, Ms. Sheppard has served as a Director in Frost Law’s Tax Controversy Practice Group, where she has been responsible for working in a wide range of tax matters, including, but not limited to, individual income and corporate income tax, sales and use tax, tax relief and collection issues, appeals and state and local tax matters. Additionally, Ms. Sheppard co-created Frost Law’s award-winning Pro Bono Program and continues to serve as the program’s manager—inspiring other attorneys to offer their time and skills to those in the community who need free legal services. While at Frost Law, Ms. Sheppard has been the proud recipient of distinguished awards, including the Ronald J Schiff award for pro bono work, Super Lawyers Rising Star of 2020-2021, and Best Lawyers ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2021-2023.
Peter Haukebo, Esq.
Mr. Haukebo joined Frost Law in 2018 as a highly accomplished tax attorney with a sophisticated blend of private practice experience and legal scholarship. Undoubtedly, his years of teaching in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, in conjunction with his experience operating his own law firm, have significantly helped grow Frost Law’s thriving tax practice. Besides serving as a Director in the Tax Controversy practice group at Frost Law, Mr. Haukebo chairs Frost Law’s Legal Innovation committee–dedicated to ensuring that Frost Law attorneys remain relevant in this emerging landscape where law is more science than art. Under his leadership, Frost Law is poised to adopt and adapt legal technology and incorporate the latest organizational developments. Outside of the firm, Mr. Haukebo serves on the Board of Directors of the CASH Campaign of Maryland, as Vice Chair of the MSBA's Taxation Section Council, and is the incoming Chair of the Taxation Section Council, effective June 2023. While at Frost Law, Mr. Haukebo has been the proud recipient of distinguished awards, including Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2023) and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch (2021-2023).