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5th Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute, presented by Torrey Pines Bank

This event occurred in the past

5th Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute, presented by Torrey Pines Bank

This event occurred in the past

5th Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute, presented by Torrey Pines Bank

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.

Location

online

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

This year’s USD School of Law – RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute will be held virtually on July 17, 2020, 10:30am -2:45pm.

The region's top tax attorneys, government agency officials, and law school professors will discuss topics including handling tax controversy during COVID- 19, fraud enforcement and criminal investigations.

Steven Toscher, Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C., and Miranda Perry Fleischer, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Graduate Tax Programs, USD School of Law, will kick off the conference with introductory remarks.

Panelists include:

John D. (Don) Fort, Chief Criminal Investigation, IRS

Richard Carpenter, Richard Carpenter Tax Law Office

Bryan Skarlatos, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink. LLP

Hon. Emin Toro, Judge, United States Tax Court Judge

We’re honored to also have Sharyn Fisk, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility Director, IRS as the keynote speaker.

The Richard Carpenter Award
We will be presenting the Richard Carpenter Award to M. Carr Ferguson, a distinguished individual who illustrates the notable achievements of Richard Carpenter honoring his 30+ years of excellence in the tax field and his continued commitment to the tax community. The award is given to individuals who personify honesty, integrity, ethics, and compassion throughout his/her careers in the field of tax controversy and have demonstrated outstanding dedication and expertise while representing taxpayers before the federal and state governments.

This year's Virtual Institute is being brought to you at no cost.  We continue to encourage your support of USD School of Law Tax Law Student Scholarship Fund, especially this year in light of the growing impact of COVID-19.  As always, thank you for your support.  

 

Materials and the Zoom link will be sent to the email you provide during registration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email usdlawevent@sandiego.edu.

 

 

Schedule


Friday, July 17, 2020

Time Topic/Speakers
10:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

  • Steven Toscher '79 (JD), Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C.
  • Miranda Perry Fleischer, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Graduate Tax Programs, USD School of Law
  • Ronson Shamoun '98 (BAA), '02 (JD), '03 (LLM), CEO and Principal Attorney, RJS LAW and Adjunct Professor, USD School of Law and School of Business
10:40 am

What Every Practitioner Needs to Know in Handling a Tax Controversy in the Covid 19 Environment

Moderator

  • Lavar Taylor, Principal at Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor, LLP

Panelists 

  • Richard Carpenter '84 (JD), Principal, Richard Carpenter Tax Law Office
  • Darren John Guillot, Deputy Commissioner for Collection and Operations Support SBSE Division, IRS
  • De Lon Harris, Deputy Commissioner for Examination SBSE Operating Division, IRS
  • Hon. Emin Toro, Judge, United States Tax Court
12:00 pm Break
12:10 pm

Presentation of Richard Carpenter Award to M. Carr Ferguson, Former Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Tax Division of U.S. Department of Justice and Visiting Professor of Law, USD School of Law

12:20 pm

Keynote Address

Sharyn Fisk, Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service

12:35 pm

IRS New Emphasis on Fraud Enforcement and Criminal Investigations

Moderator

  • Steven Toscher '79 (JD), Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C.

Panelists

  • John D. (Don) Fort, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation
  • Kathy Keneally, former Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. DOJ, Partner, Jones Day
  • Damon Rowe, Executive Director, Fraud Enforcement Office, Small Business and Self-Employed Division, IRS
  • Martin Schainbaum, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Former IRS Regional Counsel Trial Attorney, Of Counsel RJS LAW
  • Bryan Skarlatos, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
2:00 pm

Break and Submission of Questions for Q&A

2:10 pm

Moderated Q&A

2:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Jordan Barry, Professor of Law, Director of Center for Corporate and Securities Law; Co-Director of Graduate Tax Programs, USD School of Law

  • Continuing Education Credits
    The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. This event has been approved for 3.0 hours of general MCLE credit hours.

    RJS LAW is a registered Continuing Education provider with the IRS and this event has been approved for 3.0 hours of IRS CE Credits.

Tax Controversy Institute

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

USD Law External Relations
usdlawevent@sandiego.edu

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