15th Annual USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute

15th Annual USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute

Date and Time

Thursday, October 17, 2019 — Friday, October 18, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Mark your calendar for the 15th anniversary of the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute being held on the campus of USD in San Diego, California from October 16th through 18th, 2019

Presented by the University of San Diego School of Law and Procopio International Tax Institute (USD-PITI) conference reveals international tax trending topics that affect your cross-border business operations and tax and financial decisions. This stellar program will cover the fine points of international tax such as International Audits, FATCA, OVDP, BEP's, Automatic Exchange of Information and International Criminal Investigations with a focus on Business Planning and Family Wealth Preservation strategies among Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The premier educational and networking event for the latest developments in the international tax laws of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, attracts internationally recognized leaders in the field of international tax and serves as an educational platform as well as an opportunity to network among industry colleagues.

  • Regular Attendee $599 dollars.
  • Students, Professors or Government Officials $399 dollars

Registration Fees include: Access to all Conference panels | Presentation Materials | Free transportation Hotel-University-Hotel | Simultaneous interpretation services | Access to all Social & Networking events | All Food and Beverage during the Conference

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Aparte la fecha en su calendario para asistir al décimo quinto aniversario de la conferencia de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de San Diego (USD) - Procopio International Tax Institute a celebrarse dentro del campus de USD en San Diego, California los días 16 al 18 de octubre del 2019.

Asistente Regular:  $599 dólares
Estudiante, Profesor o Servidor Público: $399 dólares

Tarifas de registro incluyen: Acceso total a todos los paneles de la Conferencia | Materiales de Temas | Transportación gratuita Hotel-Universidad-Hotel | Interpretación Simultanea | Acceso a todos los eventos Sociales y de Networking |  Alimentos y Bebidas dentro de las conferencias 

Para mas informacion, 619-515-3225.

Agenda (as of 08-30-19)

The 15th annual International Tax Conference is on its way. Once again the University of San Diego School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute will gather the highest regarded tax professionals in the international tax world. The conference addresses new developments in the law, specifically including newly proposed and final Treasury Regulations. This year’s focus is on the international new federal tax reform, the so called Tax Cuts & Jobs Act ("TCJA").

Topics & Speakers

Mexico's Tax System, before a New International Order
Traducción: El Sistema Fiscal Mexicano ante un Nuevo Orden Internacional

Speakers Include:

  • Carlos Romero - Mexico's Attorney General for Tax Crimes - Secretaría de Hacienda
  • Juan Carlos Roa Jacobo - Mexico's Tax Court (TFJA)

Aggressive International Tax Planning & the Ethical Tax Lawyer
Traducción: Planeación fiscal internacional agresiva & el abogado fiscalista ético

Speakers include:

  • Victor S.O. Song, Chief Operating Officer - Integritas3
  • Heather M. Field - Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Elise Bean, Esq., Washington Co-Director, Levin Center - Wayne State University

The Calm After The Storm: §965 Mandatory Deemed Repatriation 
Traducción: Calma después de la tormenta: Obligatoria Repatriación Considerada §965

  • Description: The federal income tax treatment of previously taxed E&P after Code Sec. 965 Mandatory Deemed Repatriation and relevant reporting requirements.

Speaker include:

  • Ronald M. Gootzeit, Esq., Attorney Office of Associate Chief Counsel - IRS (International)

New Economic Substance Requirements for Cross-border Structures
Traducción: Nuevos reuqerimientos de sustancia económica para estructuras transfronterizas

Speakers include:

Status of International Treaties Regarding Tax Matters
Traducción: Estado de los Tratados Internacionales en Materia Fiscal

Speakers include:

  • Mindy Herzfeld, Professor of Law & Director, LL.M. in International Tax Program - University of Florida
  • Enrique Bolado - SHCP Dirección de Tratados
  • Jacqueline Vargas Arellanes, Central Administrator of International Tax - SAT
  • [Pending] - Treasury*

Cross Border M&A in a TCJA World
Traducción: M&A transfronterizo luego de la Reforma Fiscal de los EE.UU. de 2017 (TCJA)

Speakers include:

  • Hal Hicks – Partner, Tax, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates (Former International Tax Counsel - Department of the Treasury)
  • Nathan W. Giesselman – Partner, Tax, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
  • Mariana Eguiarte, Sánchez Devanny

Living in the Post-Grecian World: Withholding on Transfers of Partnership Interests Under Section 1446(f) & New 864(c)(8) Rules
Traducción: La vida después del caso "Grecian": Retenciones por transferencias de intereses en "partnerships" bajo la sección 1446(f) y las nuevas reglas de la sección 864(c)(8)

Speakers include:

  • Ronald M. Gootzeit, Attorney Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International)
  • Michael J. Miller - Roberts & Holland LLP (Lead counsel for taxpayer Grecian Magnesite v. Comm’r.; in USTC & Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit)

International Corporate Structures (U.S. / MX) after the U.S. 2017 Tax Reform
Traducción: Estructuras Corporativas Internacionales (EE.UU./MX) después de la Reforma Fiscal de EE.UU.

Speakers include:

Identifying the Line Between Avoidance and Evasion: Global Criminal Tax Enforcement
Traducción: Identificando la línea delgada entre Eludir y Evadir: Aplicación global de normas penales tributarias

Speakers include:

  • Caroline D. Ciraolo, Esq. - Kostelanetz & Fink (Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division - DOJ)
  • Sarah Paul - Eversheds Sutherland (Former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York)
  • Gabriel Grchan, Director of Field Operations – IRS

Pre-Immigration Planning for Latin American Families 
Traducción: Planeación Pre-Migratoria para Familias Latinoamericanas

Speakers include:

  • Gabriela Pellón - Galicia Abogados
  • Mark Summers, Esq. - Charles Russel Sppechlys (Switzerland)
  • TBD - Cuatrecasas (Spain)
  • Raúl Villarreal - Procopio

The Great Challenge of Taxing New Digital Services
Traducción: El Gran Reto de los Impuestos a Servicios Digitales

Speakers include:

  • David Ruiz - SAT
  • Rosario Huet - Ramírez, Gutiérrez Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado
  • Stephanie Johnston - Tax Analysts

100% not “GILTI”:  the new Global Intangible Low Taxed Income Regime:  Opportunities & Pitfalls 
Traducción: 100% No "GILTI": Régimen de intangibles globales sujetos a una baja tributación - Retos y Oportunidades

Speakers include: TBD

IRS International Tax Enforcement in a Post OVDP World
Traducción: Fiscalización internacional del IRS en un mundo post "OVDP" (programa de divulgación voluntaria del extranjero)

Speakers include:

  • Daniel Price, Office of Chief Counsel (SB/SE Division) - IRS
  • Caroline D. Ciraolo – Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink (Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division - DOJ)
  • Eric D. Swenson - Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

New Judicial Precedents in International Tax Matters (USA/MX)
Traducción: Nuevos Precedentes Judiciales en Materia Fiscal Internacional (EUA/MX)

Speakers include:

International Asset Forfeitures - New IRC §?7623(c) "Proceeds" - The Game Changer 
Traducción: Incautación de Activos en materia internacional - nuevas reglas bajo la sección 7623(c) "Proceeds" - Cambia el juego

Speakers include:

  • Daniel C. Silva, Assistant United States Attorney (San Diego)
  • Kenneth Hines - Integritas3 (Former Director of Operations, Policy and Support, including Asset Forfeiture - IRS Criminal Investigations)
  • Patrick W. Martin - Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

IRS Update on Guidelines for TCJA and Other International Topics
Traducción: Actualización sobre las guías de la reforma fiscal de los EE.UU. (TCJA) y otros temas internacionales

Featured Speaker: Peter Blessing - IRS Associate Chief Counsel International

International Tax Directors from Mexico
Traducción: Directores fiscales de México

Speakers include:

  • Omar Zúñiga - Creel
  • Victor Díaz Infante M - Head of Tax Mexico & Southern Cone - Uber
Non-U.S. Persons and U.S. Financial Accounts - Hiding in Plain Sight through the FATCA Loophole
Traducción: Extranjeros y sus cuentas financieras en los EE. UU. - Ocultándose a la vista de todos en EE.UU. a costa de las lagunas de FATCA

Speakers Include:

About the Procopio International Tax Institute

Founded in 2004, the Procopio International Tax Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law was developed to educate and inform foreign individuals and international companies seeking to do business in the United States. With the goal of increasing access to international tax knowledge and promoting cross-border education and cooperation between tax attorneys, accountants, financial experts and other interested business and tax groups, the institute presents an annual conference focusing on various tax related topics relevant to its international audience.

Hotel Information (English & Español)

San Diego is looking pretty busy this year due to lots of convention & event activities, so we recommend booking your stay now! and take advantage of our preferred group's rate of $269 dollars per night at the beautiful and brand new Intercontinental hotel.
Cut off date for group's rate is September 1st.   Limited Space, don't wait, Book Now!

Make your Hotel Reservation Here! 



San Diego se ve muy ocupado este año por actividad de convenciones y eventos, le recomendamos hacer la reserva de su hotel hoy mismo! aprovechando la tarifa preferencial del grupo de $269 dólares por noche en el nuevo y precioso hotel Intercontinental.

La fecha de corte de la tarifa preferencial es el 1ro de septiembre. Cupo limitado, reserve Ya!   

Haga su Reservación de Hotel Aquí!



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Peace & Justice Theatre
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