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

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

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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 $899 dollars.
  • Students, Professors or Government Officials $599 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

Click here for Registration Information

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 10-16-19)

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").

Thursday, October 17
Time / Location Topics & Speakers

Thurs, Oct. 17

8:45am / Theater

1A: Mexico's Tax System, before a New International Order
Traducción: El Sistema Fiscal Mexicano ante un Nuevo Orden Internacional

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Carlos Romero - Mexico's Attorney General for Tax Crimes - Secretaría de Hacienda
  • Mtro. Roberto Carlos Hernandez Cordero - Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Finance
  • Hon. Juan Carlos Roa Jacobo - Mexico's Tax Court (TFJA)

Thurs, Oct. 17

8:45am / BCD

1B: GILTI & FDII: New Developments in Light of Treasury's Proposed and Final Regulations
Traducción: "GILTI" & FDII: Nuevos desarrollos derivados del la regulaciones finales propuestas por el Departamento del Tesoro

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lic. Eugenio Grageda - Holland & Knight
  • Brandon Stock - CPA, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Lic. Eduardo Gonzalez - Deloitte Tax LLP

Thurs, Oct. 17

10am / Theater

2A: Aggressive International Tax Planning & the Ethical Tax Lawyer
Traducción: Planeación fiscal internacional agresiva & el abogado fiscalista ético

Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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 at Wayne Law (former staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations)

Thurs, Oct. 17

10am / BCD


2B: New Economic Substance Requirements for Crossborder Structures
Traducción: Nuevos reuqerimientos de sustancia económica para estructuras transfronterizas

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Philipp Neumann - Hatstone (BVI)
  • Monica Sada Garibay, Esq. - Loyens Loeff (Netherlands)
  • Lic. Juvenal Lobato Lobato Diaz -Lobato Diaz Abogados (Mexico)
  • Raul Villarreal Garza - Procopio


Thurs, Oct. 17

11:15am / Theater

3A: Update on International Tax Treaties, Exchange of Information and MAPs
Traducción: Estado de los tratados internacionales, intercambio de información y MAPs

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mindy Herzfeld - Professor of Law & Director, LL.M. in International Tax Program - University of Florida
  • Lic. Juan Carlos Trujillo - International Treaties - SHCP (Mexico)
  • Lic. Jacqueline Vargas - Administradora Central de Normatividad Internacional - SAT
  • Pedro Corona - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17

11:15am / BCD

3B: 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

Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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

Thurs, Oct. 17


Lunch in The Garden of the Sea

Thurs, Oct. 17

2pm / Theater

4A: 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)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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)
  • Patrick W. Martin - Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Thurs, Oct. 17

2pm / BCD

4B: 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.

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • C.P.C. Daniel Cano Falomir - Crowe Mexico
  • Lic. Rosario Huet Ramírez - Gutiérrez Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado
  • Lic. Rodrigo Gomez Ballina - Jones Day
  • Raul Villarreal Garza - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17

3:15pm / Theater

5A: 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

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Caroline D. Ciraolo - 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
  • Raul Villarreal Garza - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17

3:15pm / BCD

5B: Pre-Immigration Planning for Latin American Families 
Traducción: Planeación Pre-Migratoria para Familias Latinoamericanas

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lic. Gabriela Pellón - Galicia Abogados
  • Mark Summers, Esq. - Charles Russel Sppechlys (Switzerland)
  • Lic. Andres Sanchez - Cuatrecasas (Spain)
  • Raul Villarreal Garza - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17

4:30pm / Theater

6A: International Aspects of Mexico's 2020 Tax Reform
Traducción: Aspectos Internacionales de la reforma fiscal mexicana 2020

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lic. Nadja Ruiz Euler - Ernst & Young
  • Lic. Diana Bernal - Ex-PRODECON
  • Enrique Hernandez Pulido - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17

4:30pm / BCD

6B: IRS Relief for Current and Former U.S. Citizens Overseas "Expatriation"
Traducción: El alivio del IRS para Ex-Ciudadanos y Ciudadanos Norteamericanos actuales viviendo en el Extranjero "Expatriados"
Traducción: El IRS anuncia alivio para Ex-Ciudadanos y Ciudadanos Norteamericanos actuales viviendo en el Extranjero "Expatriados"

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Daniel Price Office of Chief Counsel (SB/SE Division) - IRS
  • Jan Bejar - Immigration Law Clinic
  • Patrick W. Martin - Procopio

Thurs, Oct. 17


Attend and Network! Conference Cocktail Reception
The Headquarters of Procopio located at 525 B Street, Suite 2200, San Diego, CA 92101

El Coctel Anual de la Conferencia Iniciara a las  6:30PM en el edifcio corporativo de Procopio Ubicado en el  525 B Street, Suite 2200, San Diego, CA 92101. 

Fri., Oct. 18

8:30am / Theater

7A: 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)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • 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

Fri., Oct. 18

9:30am / Theater

8A: Challenges for Taxpayers Rights Before and After Mexico's Tax Reform
Traducción: Retos de los contribuyentes antes y después de la reforma fiscal de México.

 Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lic. Oscar Echenique - EY Mexico
  • Lic. Luis Salinas Titular a Cargo - Prodecon
  • Juan Carlos Roa Jacobo - Mexico's Tax Court (TFJA)
  • Pedro E. Corona - Procopio

Fri., Oct. 18

9:30am / BCD

8B: Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions in a TCJA World
Traducción: Fusiones y Adquisiciones transfronterizo luego de la reforma fiscal de los EE.UU. de 2017 (TCJA)

Confirmed Speakers:

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

Fri., Oct. 18

10:45am / Theater

9A: Current Status on IRS / Treasury's TCJA International Tax Guidance
Traducción: Estatus actual de las guías fiscales internacionales TCJA del IRS/Tesoro

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Peter Blessing - IRS Associate Chief Counsel International
  • Carol Tello - Eversheds Sutherland
  • Kimberly Majure - KPMG
  • Pedro Corona de la Fuente - Procopio

Fri., Oct. 18

10:45am / BCD

9B: International Tax Directors from Mexico - New Mexican Tax Regime on Digital Economy
Traducción: Directores fiscales internacionales de México - El nuevo régimen fiscal a Comercio Digital

Confirmed Speaker:

  • Victor Díaz Infante M - Head of Tax Mexico & Southern Cone - Uber
  • Lic. Omar Zúñiga - Creel

Fri., Oct. 18

Noon / Theater

10A: 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

Confirmed Speakers:

Continuing Education Credits

USD School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved provider of MCLE, and certifies that this activity is approved for 10.75 general MCLE credit hours.

This organization follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations and is approved for 10.75 credit hours.

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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