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Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlighting Renee Parker, Tax Controversy Partner

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As we commemorate Black History Month, it's a time for reflection, education, and celebration of the achievements and contributions of Black individuals throughout history. At MGO, we are proud to highlight the exceptional talent and leadership of our Black partners, and today, we're shining the spotlight on Renee Parker, our esteemed Tax Controversy Partner based in New York.

Here are some insights from Renee on what drives her success:

"We’ve all heard stories about how, as Black professionals, we have to work harder than our nonminority colleagues and excel beyond our counterparts in order to be recognized. But my hard work, loyalty, and dedication to my profession is not driven by the color of my skin; rather, by the passion that I feel for what I do.

My dad was a NYC police officer and taught us discipline and strength. My mom, an entrepreneur, instilled in us a belief in spirituality and God. Both parents always taught me to give my best efforts to everything I do, from the smallest to the largest task—dedicating and giving my whole self to doing my best. I’ve carried that through my entire life.

Although I am thankful to my parents for instilling hard work and discipline in me, I wish that someone had taught me that no matter how hard you work, no matter how many times you say, ‘yes’ to take on additional work, no one is going to reward you unless you value yourself and ask for it."

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