NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION OFFERS
JULY 20-22 TAX PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Topics Include Corporate Tax Reform,
Dividend Swaps and Contingent NPCs,
State Taxation, Foreign Tax Credit Splitters and more
The Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association is offering a
weekend program from July 20-22 in Washington, D.C. on current issues
facing tax attorneys and other practitioners. The event is co-sponsored
by The New York Bar Foundation and is open to any practicing
The program, at the Ritz Carlton (1150 22nd Street, N.W.), begins on
Friday, July 20 with a welcoming cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 offers a half-day of panel discussions, featuring
tax attorneys from major law firms, the Treasury Department and Internal
Revenue Service, as well as other highly-regarded tax experts from New
York City and Washington, D.C. Tax Section Chair Andrew W. Needham of
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, will kick off the day with
welcoming remarks. Session topics will include:
• Corporate Tax Reform: What Does It Mean for
the Tax Practitioner?
Panelists: Michael L. Schler, Cravath, Swaine &
Moore, New York City; John L. Buckley, Graduate Tax
Program, Georgetown University Law Center; and Karen Gilbreath
Sowell, Ernst & Young, Washington, D.C.
• Hot Topics in Derivatives: Dividend Swaps and
Contingent NPCs Panelists: Stephen B.
Land, Duval & Stachenfeld, New York City; Michael
S. Farber, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City;
Stephen Larson, Associate Chief Counsel (Financial
Institutions and Products), Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.;
and Karl T. Walli, Senior Counsel (Financial Products),
Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
• State Taxation: Should/Will Congress
Intervene? (Part of the State and Local Tax Luncheon)
Panelists: Peter L. Faber, McDermott Will & Emery,
New York City; Neal Osten, National Conference of
State Legislatures, Washington, D.C.; and Joseph
Henchman, Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Saturday’s panel discussions will be followed by an optional
afternoon tour of Mount Vernon. The day closes with a sunset dinner
cruise aboard the air-conditioned Odyssey III on the Potomac.
The program concludes Sunday morning with two additional panels:
• Reining in the Foreign Tax Credit: Splitters
and Covered Asset Acquisitions
Panelists: David R. Hardy, Osler, Hoskin &
Harcourt, New York City; Danielle E. Rolfes, Deputy
International Tax Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Washington,
D.C.; Elena V. Romanova, Director, Consumer
Banking Tax Advisory, Citigroup, New York City; and Ronald A.
Dabrowski, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel
(International-Technical), Internal Revenue Service, Washington,
• Hiding Elephants in Mouseholes: The Home
Panelists: Matthew A. Schwartz, Sullivan and Cromwell,
New York City; Kristin E. Hickman, University of
Minnesota Law School; and Steve R. Johnson, Florida
State University College of Law.
Under New York’s MCLE rule, the program has been approved for
up to 6.5 MCLE credit hours in professional practice for experienced
attorneys only. This course is not a transitional program and is not
suitable for newly admitted attorneys.
For those interested in attending, registration information is
available at: www.nysba.org/TaxSummerMtg2012. Forms
should be returned, via fax or e-mail, with appropriate payment to
Catheryn S. Teeter. Programs fees are as follows: Tax Section member
$525; non-member $675; Tax Section member admitted 2007 or later, fee
waived; spouse/guest/child ages 12 and older, registration fee $475 per
person. Commuter rates are available for those interested in attending
only the CLE portion of the program.
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in
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