Third Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute

Third Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute

Date and Time

  • Friday, July 20, 2018 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 San Diego. 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, EAs, tax preparers, and students are all welcome to attend.

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At the conference, the Institute will be presenting the Richard Carpenter Award to 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 personified 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. The recipient of the 2018 Richard Carpenter Excellence in Tax Awards will be announced at the conference.

 

Registration Information


Registration categories are listed below.

Registration Category  
General Registration $395 
Attorneys (1-5 years), USD Alumni  $350 
CPAs, Enrolled Agents, or Tax Preparers $295 
Government Employees $150
USD Students $30
USD Professors FREE
Reception Only   $75

REGISTER

Discounts are available for groups of 2 or more (must be from the same organization). Please contact usdlawevent@sandiego.edu.

 

Program Schedule


Friday, July 20, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ⁄ REGISTRATION
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
  • Victor Fleischer, Director of Tax Programs & Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Ronson Shamoun, Principal Attorney, RJS LAW, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

KEY TAX CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES & INVESTORS IN CALIFORNIA

In an increasingly globalized economy, taxpayers—from multinational corporations to globe-trotting individuals—can have financial dealings and information relevant to tax enforcement in many different countries. International agreements, including treaties, tax information exchange agreements, automatic exchange agreements, and local laws, dramatically affect whether and how information can be obtained and shared with other countries’ tax authorities. There are foreign developments in these areas that will affect California taxpayers investing internationally. Changes in foreign rules, including foreign tax credits and tax treaty changes, will lead to more differences internationally and likely more tax controversy disputes. Additionally, there are California tax developments that will also affect California taxpayer’s international taxes and investments.

  • John Forry, Managing Director at CBIZ, former partner at Ernst & Young (Moderator)
  • Paul Burns, CBIZ MHM, LLC
  • David Gill, International Tax Partner, Ernst & Young

9:50 – 10:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROTECTING YOUR CLIENT AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF A SUMMONS AND SUMMONS ENFORCEMENT

One of the many tools the IRS has at their disposal is the issuance of a summons. With this power the IRS can summons a taxpayer as well as third parties to speak, to appear and to produce documents.  Panelists will explore the different types of summons that can be issued in both civil and criminal cases and what a summons issued by the government can obtain. Additionally, panelists will discuss how to contest and protect your clients if a summons is issued and how the government can enforce such a summons.

  • Lavar Taylor, Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor (Moderator)
  • Steven Walker, Law Offices of Steven Walker
  • Richard Carpenter, Richard Carpenter Tax Law Office
10:50 – 11 a.m. BREAK
11 – 12 p.m.

ETHICS & MARIJUANA TOPIC

Laws regarding cannabis use and legalization are changing rapidly, leading to confusion for tax professionals on how to service cannabis business clients safely. Raise your awareness of the practice risks in today’s volatile legal environment.

  • Kaelyn Romney, Professor Golden Gate University (Moderator)
  • Johnathan Kalinski, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C.
  • Randy Werner, Camico
  • Doug Youmans, Wagner, Kirkman, Blaine, Klomparens & Youngmans LLP
12 – 1:35 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER LUNCHEON
  • Introduction by Stephen C. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Keynote Speaker: Chief Judge L. Paige Marvel, United States Tax Court 
1:35 – 1:45 p.m. BREAK
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

TAX REFORM & POLICY TOPIC TAX REFORM

Tax Reform is one of the hottest topics in the country right now. This panel will dive into some of the most significant proposals and explain how they may impact your clients and your practice. We'll explore the closing of loopholes, reduced corporate and pass through tax rates, and the limitations to itemized deductions. We'll also look at the U.S.'s move towards a territorial tax system and the phase out of the estate tax    

  • Don Vonk, Considine and Considine (Moderator)
  • Victor Fleischer, Director of Tax Programs & Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Laura A. Stees, Stees, Walker & Company, LLP
2:45 – 2:55 p.m.  BREAK
2:55 – 3:55 p.m.

ALTER EGO, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST AND NOMINEE LIABILITIES: WHAT THEY ARE AND BEST TIPS ON HOW TO LIMIT YOUR CLIENT'S EXPOSURE

This panel will discuss third-party federal tax liens and what to do when the IRS tries to collect taxes that you do not owe.  The panel will focus on the differences between nominee, transferee, successor, and alter-ego liability, the procedural safe-guards for third-party liability, discuss ways to protect against such liability, and how to deal with third-party IRS collections efforts

  • Ronson J. Shamoun, RJS LAW & University of San Diego School of Law (Moderator)
  • Michael Dallo, Dallo Law Group
  • Erin Salel, IRS Counsel (waiting to confirm)
  • Laura Buckley, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack
4 – 5:30 p.m.

CRIMINAL TAX WORKSHOP

  • Steve Toscher, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. (Moderator)
  • Philip L.B. Halprin, Assistant US Attorney
  • Michael Lipman, Duane Morris' Trial Practice Group
  • Martin Schainbaum, Martin A. Schainbaum PLC: Tax Warriors
  • Nathan Hochman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
5:30 – 9 p.m.

CELEBRATE & CONNECT! A NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY SPONSORED BY TORREY PINES BANK

Come celebrate the day's achievements and join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while you connect with sponsors and other tax professionals!

 

MCLE and Specialized Credits

Need Continuing Education Credits?


The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and RJS LAW is a registered Continuing Education provider with the IRS.

Sponsors

SPONSORS


USD School of Law logo   RJS Law logo

 

Platinum Sponsor:

Torrey Pines

 

 

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

Location and Parking Directions

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 pay for parking on campus. Metered parking is 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
Phone

Contact Us

Phone: (619) 260-4527
lawdean@sandiego.edu

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Warren Hall, Room 201
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110