This Year’s Forum at the Westin New York at Times Square will Feature In-Person IRS Problem-Solving Sessions
May 22, 2023
The NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business Hosts the 15th Annual Tax Controversy Forum on June 8 and 9
NEW YORK, May 22, 2023–The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Division of Programs in Business’ Finance and Taxation program will host the 15th Annual Tax Controversy Forum in person at the Westin New York at Times Square on Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9. In coordination with myLawCLE, NYU SPS will also provide attendees with the opportunity to attend the conference virtually.
Co-chaired by Caroline D. Ciraolo, Esq. and Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq., both partners at Kostelanetz LLP, the Tax Controversy Forum brings together government representatives and expert private practitioners to compare perspectives on a variety of topics involving tax audits, appeals, and litigation.
This year, representatives from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will be on hand to help practitioners resolve current tax problems. If a tax practitioner’s client’s problems meet the TAS’s criteria, a case advocate will be assigned to work with the tax practitioner to resolve the client’s issue. To take advantage of the problem-solving sessions, participants must bring a fully executed IRS Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative.
For this year’s Forum, the sessions and panelists will include:
- What's Next For the IRS? An Update from Senior IRS Executives
Sharon Katz-Pearlman, Esq., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
Douglas W. O'Donnell, CPA, Deputy Commissioner, Services and Enforcement, IRS
Holly O. Paz, Esq., Acting Commissioner, Large Business and International Division, IRS
Lia Colbert, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, IRS
- IRS Criminal Investigation Division Enforcement Update
Don Fort, CPA, Director of Investigations, Kostelanetz
James Lee, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, IRS
Kathy Enstrom, MBA, Director of Investigations, Moore Tax Law Group
Jeremy H. Temkin, Esq., Principal, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
- IRS Whistleblower Office Update
Thomas C. Pliske, Esq. CPA, Principal, Tax Whistleblower Law Firm
John W. Hinman, Director, Whistleblower Office, IRS
- IRS Collections Update
Eric L. Green, Esq., Partner, Green & Sklarz
Nikki C. Johnson, Director, Headquarters Collection, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, IRS
- Updates from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and US Tax Court
Jennifer Breen, Esq.,Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Diana L. Erbsen, Esq.,Partner, DLA Piper
The Hon. Kathleen Kerrigan, Chief Judge, US Tax Court
Drita Tonuzi, Esq. Deputy Chief Counsel (Operations), IRS
The NYU SPS Department of Finance and Taxation program has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. This conference meets the educational requirements of many organizations and agencies with mandatory CLE/CPE filing requirements. Contact 212-992-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the Conference start date to ensure the availability of credit for a specific MCLE state.
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About the NYU SPS Department of Finance and Taxation Program
The NYU SPS Department of Finance and Taxation Program has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in New York. The NYU School of Professional Studies Department of Finance and Taxation Program is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
NYU School of Professional Studies
For nearly 90 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 21 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.
Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the NYU SPS Institute on Federal Taxation, the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 41,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industries around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS, visit sps.nyu.edu.
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