6th Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute

6th Annual USD School of Law - RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute

Date and Time

  • Friday, July 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location

Zoom Webinar

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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The 2021 USD School of Law – RJS LAW Tax Controversy Institute will be held virtually via Zoom on Friday, July 16. The Institute is the premier tax controversy event in San Diego. The region's top tax attorneys, CPAs, and law/business school professors will discuss topics including what practitioners can expect with the new IRS Office of Fraud Enforcement as well as how to properly advise clients with collection issues.

James Lee, Chief of Criminal Investigation at the IRS, John Maguire, CEO of Torrey Pines Bank, Ronson J. Shamoun Principal Attorney & CEO of RJS LAW, USD Adjunct Professor and Miranda Perry Fleischer, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Graduate Tax Programs, USD School of Law will open the conference with introductory remarks.

Moderators and Panelists include:

  • Richard CarpenterPrincipal, Richard Carpenter Tax Law , Adjunct Law Professor, USD School of Law, Supervising Attorney, USD School of Law Federal Taxpayer Clinic
  • Frank Agostino, President, Agostino & Associates
  • Steven Toscher, Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C.
  • Martin SchainbaumOf Counsel, RJS LAW
  • Sandra Brown, Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C.

Dean Robert Schapiro will introduce luncheon Keynote Speaker United States Tax Court Chief Elizabeth Ann Copeland.

The Richard Carpenter Award is given to an individual who exemplifies 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. We are excited to announce Nina Olson as the recipient of the 2021 award. Ms. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. Prior to her current position, she was the former head of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, a government office dedicated to helping taxpayers solve their tax problems with the IRS.

The Richard Carpenter Award
We will be presenting the Richard Carpenter Award to Nina E. Olson. Ms. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights, a nonprofit organization that works to advance taxpayer rights in the United States and internationally, and convenes the International Conference on Taxpayer Rights.  From March 2001 to July 2019, she served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the United States, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service with 1,600 to 2,100 employees and 79 offices across the United States, dedicated to assisting taxpayers resolve their problems with the IRS and making administrative and legislative recommendations to mitigate those problems systemically.  She has submitted 39 annual reports to Congress, and testified before congressional committees over 60 times. 

Before serving as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in the US.  She also maintained a private legal practice, representing taxpayers in disputes with the IRS. Nina is a member of the Virginia and North Carolina state bars.  She is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), and a member of the supervisory board of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) Observatory of Taxpayer Rights.

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.

 

AGENDA


Friday, July 16, 2021

Time Topic/Speakers
10:00 am

Welcome & Introductions

  • 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
  • John Maguire, CEO, Torrey Pines Bank
10:15am

Introductory Remarks

James Lee, Chief, IRS Criminal Investigations

10:30 am

Collection Workshop: Best Practices for Representing Clients Before the Collection Division

Moderator: Frank Agostino, President, Agostino & Associates

Panelists:

  • Darren John Guillot, Deputy Commissioner for Collection and Operations Support SBSE Division, IRS
  • Richard Carpenter, Principal, Richard Carpenter Tax Law Office, Adjunct Law Professor Supervising Attorney, USD School of Law Federal Taxpayer Clinic
12:00 pm Break
12:15 pm

Remarks by Chuck Rettig, IRS Commissioner

12:30 pm

Presentation of Richard Carpenter Award to Nina Olson, Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights

1:00 pm

Remarks by Robert A. Schapiro, Dean and Professor of Law, USD School of Law

Keynote Address

Judge Elizabeth Ann Copland, United States Tax Court

1:30 pm

Criminal Panel: The IRS New Office of Fraud Enforcement - What Practioners Can Expect, the Consequences and Best Practices

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

Panelists:

  • Martin Schasinbaum, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Former IRS Regional Counsel Trial Attorney
  • Damon Rowe, Executive Director, IRS Fraud Enforcement
  • Carolyn Schenck, IRS National Fraud Counsel, Fraud Enforcement Program
  • Sandra Brown, Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, & Perez P.C. 
3:00 pm

Moderated Q&A

3:30 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

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  • Continuing Education Credits
    The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider. Please check back for the number of credit hours offered.

    RJS LAW is a registered Continuing Education provider with the IRS. Please check back for the number of credit hours offered.

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