Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans
Commissioner Myron Frans has nearly three decades of tax law expertise as well as strong business and managerial experience. As Commissioner of Revenue, he supports Governor Dayton’s goal of a fair and equitable tax system.
Prior to his appointment, Frans served as president of Leeds Precision Instruments, a manufacturing and distributing company in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Under his leadership, Leeds Forensic Systems, a subsidiary of Leeds Precision, earned the Governor’s International Trade Award in 2010 for success in building global markets.
Frans has been a tax attorney in private practice for 27 years, most recently as a senior tax partner at the law firm of Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis. Before joining Faegre & Benson, he was a tax partner at Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett, also in Minneapolis.
Frans began his tax practice in 1983 with the firm of Miller & Chevalier, in Washington, DC. He has been active in the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, where he served on the governing Tax Council for a number of years, and the Hennepin Bar Association, where he served on the ethics committee.
Frans is a graduate of the University of Kansas Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Washburn University in Kansas. He is married with two boys.