For more than 25 years, the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) has met the tax controversy needs of the in-house professional community through its Audits & Appeals Seminar. Leading practitioners, regulators, policymakers and jurists join TEI annually to discuss the nuts, bolts and nuances of tax controversy.

Eversheds Sutherland is delighted to sponsor and lead the two days of the seminar focused on State and Local Tax Controversy (May 2 – 3, 2018), which includes the following sessions:

Wednesday, May 2

  • Managing State Tax Filings and Audits
    Speakers: Jeff Friedman and Andrew Appleby
  • Challenging Assessments and Filing Protests
    Speakers: Michele Borens and Eric Coffill
  • Protest Workshop – Breakout and Regroup
    Speakers: Carley Roberts and Scott Wright
  • Coordinating Multistate Controversies
    Speakers: Eric Tresh and Maria Todorova
  • Industry Panel
    Moderator: Jeff Friedman

Thursday, May 3

  • Resolution Through the Courts
    Speakers: Tim Gustafson and Carley Roberts
  • Perspectives from the Other Side – State Tax Attorney Panel
    • Moderator: Pilar Mata, Tax Executives Institute
    • Ray Langenberg, Special Counsel for Tax Litigation, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Christine Mesirow, Chief, Taxation Section, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
    • Brian Oliner, Assistant Attorney General/Principal Counsel, State of Maryland
  • Innovative Uses of Technology in Tax Controversies (with tech vendors)
    Speakers: Charlie Kearns
  • State Tax Considerations Everyone Should Know About
    Moderator: Andrew Appleby and Jonathan Feldman
  • All Rise – A View from the Bench
    • Moderator: Richard Pomp, University of Connecticut School of Law
    • Martha Blood Wentworth, Judge, Indiana Tax Court
    • Douglas Bramhall, Administrative Law Judge, California Office of Tax Appeals
    • Cade Cole, Vice-Chairman, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals

The program will take place April 30 – May 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana:

  • April 30 – May 1: Federal Tax Controversy
  • May 2: Transfer Pricing Controversy
  • May 2 – 3: State and Local Tax Controversy, sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland also invites attendees to join us for a reception at House of Blues New Orleans the evening of Wednesday, May 2. Join us and register for TEI’s Audits & Appeals Seminar today!

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