Inaugural USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute

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Date and Time

  • Friday, December 2, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

The Institute strives to be the premier tax controversy event in Southern California. The region's top tax attorneys, CPAs, and Law and Business School professors will discuss topics including federal and state audit strategies, tax penalties, and criminal tax matters. The Institute will provide practical advice from top leaders in the tax field. It will also provide phenomenal networking opportunities to meet other top practitioners. Tax attorneys, CPAs, tax preparers, and students are all welcome to attend.

 

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Schedule


Friday, December 2, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast ⁄ Registration
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • Howard Abrams, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of Tax Programs, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Ronson J. Shamoun, Principal Attorney, RJS LAW, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. the trust fund recovery penalty: a thorough analysis of the 4180 interview
  • Sam Brotman, Brotman Law
  • Richard Carpenter, Richard Carpenter Tax Law Office, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Michael Dallo, Dallo Law Group
  • Gary Stirbis, Moss Adams
    • Moderator: Chandara Diep, RJS LAW
9:50 – 10:50 a.m. resolving tax disputes in the bankruptcy forum
  • Peter W. Bowie, Ballard Saphr, LLP
  • Maria Hill, IRS Insolvency Unit
  • Chad Nardiello, Nardiello Law Firm, PLC
  • Najah Shariff, Assistant United States Attorney, Tax Division
  • Lavar Taylor, The Law Offices of Lavar Taylor, LLP
    • Moderator: Brad Paladini, RJS LAW
10:50 – 11 a.m. REFREsHMENT break
11 – 12 p.m. PARTNERSHIP AUDITS UNDER THE NEW RULES
  • Howard Abrams, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of Tax Programs, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Dawn Rhea, Moss Adams
  • Fred Witt, Fred Witt Law
    • Moderator: Howard Abrams, Warren Distinguished Professor of Law, Director of Tax Programs, University of San Diego School of Law
12 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. keynote speaker LuNCHEON
  • Diane Harkey, Vice Chair, California State Board of Equalization
    • Introduction by Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
1:35 – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. representing clients in sboe audits and strategies for defending the sboe methods of determining unreported sales
  • Joseph Broyles, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Broyles, Inc.
  • Mitch Dubick, Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP
  • Todd Gilman, Board of Equalization, Taxpayers Rights Advocate
  • Jordan Marks, State Board of Equalization: District Director of Taxation and Regulatory Affairs
  • Kevan McLaughlin, McLaughlin Legal
    • Moderator: Allison Soares, RJS LAW
2:45 – 2:55 p.m. REFRESHMENT break
2:55 – 3:55 p.m. the offshore voluntary disclosure programs: choosing the right option for your client
  • Joshua Katz, Higgs Fletcher & Mack, LLP
  • Ashley Kerins, Sullivan Hill, Lewin Rez & Engel
  • Josh Maxwell, Hone Maxwell, LLP
  • Lisa Nelson, Partner, The Law Offices of Lavar Taylor, LLP
  • Jonathan Kalinski, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C.
    • Moderator: Quinn Disparte, Disparte Tax Law
4 – 5:30 p.m. criminal tax workshop - negotiating a plea agreement, departures, adjustments, sentencing memoranda, and strategies at sentencing 
  • Pedro Bernal Bilse, Bernal Law, APC
  • Eric Beste, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division
  • William Cole, Call & Jensen
  • Ben Tompkins, Assistant United States Attorney, Tax Division
    • Moderator: Ronson J. Shamoun, Principal Attorney, RJS LAW, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
5:30 – 9 p.m. Networking reception with hosted bar and hors d 'oeUvres

 

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Registration Information


Registration categories are listed below.

Registration Category Fee
General Registration $300 
Attorneys (1-5 years), USD Alumni, or Government Employees $250 
CPAs, Enrolled Agents, or Tax Preparers $200 
USD Students $25 
USD Professors FREE 

 

 

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MCLE and other credits


The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 6 hours of general credit. 

This activity also qualifies for IRS Approved CE credits of 5 hours and 6 hours of CPE credits.

This activity also qualifies for State Bar Taxation Specialist credits of 6.50 hours (1 hour of Partnership Income Tax, 2.50 hours of Tax Procedures, 1 hour of Compensation and Benefits Tax, 1 hour of California Taxes, 1 hour of International Tax)

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Sponsors


USD School of Law logo   RJS Law logo

 

Platinum Sponsor:

Torrey Pines

 

Silver Sponsors:

 

Bronze Sponsors:

 

 

 

 

 

 Please click here for list of sponsorship levels. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the inaugural University of San Diego School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute, please email djrider@sandiego.edu

 

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Location & Directions


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Peace & Justice Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110

From the North From the South From the East
> Use I-5 South
> Exit Sea World Dr. &
Tecolote Rd.
> Proceed left at stoplight
toward Morena Blvd.
> Turn right on Morena Blvd.
> Left on Napa
> Left on Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus
> Use I-5 North
> Exit Morena Blvd.
(signs will say: Morena
Blvd. use I-8 East)
> Stay to the right and follow
signs for Morena Blvd.
> Take the first right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus
> Use I-8 West
> Exit at Morena Blvd.
> Go right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way for
West Entrance to campus

PARKING INFORMATION:

Visitors are required to display a valid parking permit Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are required to pay for parking on campus. Metered parking are available in multiple locations on campus but we recommend you park in the West Lot and take the tram to KIPJ. Rates for parking are as follows:

  • 30 minutes - $0.75
  • 1 Hour - $1.50
  • 2 Hour - $3
  • 4 Hour - $4
  • Full Day - $8

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Contact Information


Please send all inquires related to this event to usdlawevent@sandiego.edu.

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