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36-Hour Taxation Law Specialization Package

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Winning The War Against Implicit Bias

Hon. Holly J. Fujie, LA Superior Court
Hon. Rupert A. Byrdsong, LA Superior Court
Mia F. Yamamoto, Law Office of Mia Yamamoto
Dr. Gitu Bhatia, Gitu Bhatia Psy.D.
Moderated by Jinna Kang, Enenstein Pham & Glass, LLP

Do I have to? Determining whether WITHDRAWAL is mandatory

The lines between ethically mandated and permissive withdrawal from a client?s representation are often unclear, making it difficult for attorneys to determine their ethical obligations and how to satisfy them. This program will explore where the lines are drawn, how they are applied, and what an attorney?s duties are when withdrawing from representation.

Deborah Wolfe, Founder, Wolfe Legal Solutions, PC.

Onboarding New Clients and the Fundamentals of Conflicts of Interest

The program will address the process of onboarding new clients with emphasis on risk management and compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Joel A. Osman, Senior Counsel and General Counsel to the Firm, Parker Mills LLP
David B. Parker, Founding Partner,Parker Mills LLP

The Dos and Don'ts of Handling Others' Funds

This program will review lawyers? ethical obligations in holding funds belonging to others. This program will cover the guidance and pitfalls in trust accounting and the new mandatory Client Trust Account Protection Program and will include considerations of banking stability.

Rachelle Cohen, Valensi Rose, PLC
Erin Joyce, Erin Joyce Law, PC

The Ethics of Networking

This presentation will explore the kinds of activities that are discouraged and prohibited by the State Bar, as well as those that are perfectly permissible in 2023 (this has changed significantly from a few decades ago when many of the Attorney Attendees started practicing, so many of us learned a very different set of rules and behaviors). Come learn what you can do to get more business, without getting in trouble with the State Bar.

Marc E. Hankin, Hankin Patent Law, APC

Aging Gracefully: Recognizing Competence Issues In the Practice of Law

This CLE program will explore competence issues in the context of the aging attorney population. While mental and physical issues impacting the elderly population are very common, few CLE programs discuss them in the context of an aging attorneys? ability to perform legal services with competence.

While it is relatively easy to spot an attorney who has completely lost physical capability and mental competence, it is very challenging to spot those in the gray area who have started their descent into concerning territory often exhibiting barely perceptible signs of incompetence

Benazeer "Benny" Roshan, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Negotiation and Gender Intelligence: Tips and Techniques for Everyone

Stephanie Blondell, lead faculty for the Pepperdine Straus Institute's popular Women's Negotiation Academy, explored recent research regarding the role of gender in negotiation. Professor Blondell challenged participants to consider the various biases that can bedevil and/or support both men and women in negotiations and identify techniques to overcome or use these biases to advantage.

1031 Exchanges

A most common fact pattern presented to tax planners is where a partnership (or LLC) wants to sell property, some or all of the partners want to defer gains via Section 1031 but the partners don?t all want to stay together after the sale. This presentation will survey the issues this creates and techniques in current use to respond to the pattern such as ?drops and swaps,? partnership divisions, ?swaps and drops?, ?synthetic? drops and swaps and PINs transactions. Knowledge of basic 1031 principles will be assumed.

Speaker: Based in Sausalito, Lou Weller is Managing Partner of Weller Partners, LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in income tax planning for real estate transactions. Lou formerly served as National Director of Real Estate Transaction Planning at Deloitte Tax and is recognized as one of the leading national authorities on tax planning for real estate transactions, particularly in using like-kind exchanges and other means of deferring gains on real estate sales. Lou is a frequent speaker at tax institutes and conferences, is lead author of the treatise: Real Property Exchanges, 3rd Edition and has been widely published in the tax press, quoted on real estate tax subjects in national periodicals and newspapers and serves on the editorial boards of several national tax publications, including serving as editor of Real Estate topics for the Journal of Taxation. He has held leadership posts in the American Bar Association Taxation Section, the California State Bar Tax Section and the Taxation Section of the Bar of San Francisco, is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and has been listed for more than 30 years in The Best Lawyers in America. He received a B.A. in political science from Yale University and concurrent J.D. and Masters in Public Policy degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cross Border Divorces and Succession Litigation Issues Part 2

In the sequel to “Cross-Border Divorces and Succession Litigation Issues, a Trip through Alice’s Looking Glass”, our tax specialists are joined by a BVI law firm specializing in international asset tracing and recovery and an expert in international family law litigation to discuss the unique legal and tax issues relating to divorces involving U.S. residents married to foreign citizens and succession litigation disputes.

Domestic Asset Protection California: Survive the Unforeseen Liabilities Caused

During times of economic uncertainty, liability and litigation will explode - several new cases point the way toward the viability of new and even legacy strategies. Asset Protection California 2020.

William K. Norman, Norman & Zak
Howard S. Fisher, Law Offices of Howard S. Fisher
Bruce Givner, KFB Rice, LLP

Employment Tax Obligations & Criminal Tax Enforcement

On August 30, 2022, the US Department of Justice issued a press release reiterating that civil and criminal employment tax enforcement is among the Tax Division?s highest priorities. The IRS and DoJ have stepped up criminal enforcement against employers who fail to meet their employment tax obligations. This program will review employment tax obligations, the Trust Fund Recover Penalty which comprises employers? personal liabilities for their failure to collect and pay over wages withheld from their employees and their employees? share of employment tax ? and criminal tax liability for employment tax failures.

Michele F.L. Weiss, Senior Counsel at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, is a CA state bar certified specialist in tax law and a former IRS Counsel attorney. She helps businesses, business owners and investors resolve their civil and criminal tax disputes with the IRS and state tax agencies - FTB, EDD, BoE, and CDTFA - in examinations, appeals, litigation, criminal and collection defense. She has expertise in many substantive and procedural tax issues including penalty abatement, payroll and employment tax, offshore tax compliance and sensitive disclosure matters, trust matters, qualified contributions, R&D and ERC credits, cryptocurrency, and non-profit matters. She provides tax counsel in business litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Gary M. Slavett has been a California licensed attorney since 1996 and has over 20 years of experience in the practice of tax law. Gary?s practice focuses on tax controversy matters including issues related to Foreign Bank Accounts & FBAR penalties, criminal tax defense, tax litigation, tax audit representation, and tax administrative appeals. Gary also handles matters related to the Bank Secrecy Act and Administrative and Civil Forfeitures. Gary frequently represents his clients before the United States Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Internal Revenue Service, United States Attorneys Office, California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department. Gary was a Senior Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. As an IRS attorney, Gary represented the IRS in U.S. Tax Court and provided legal advice to IRS personnel. After leaving the IRS, Gary joined Deloitte & Touche?s Tax Controversy Group in Los Angeles. At Deloitte, Gary represented Deloitte?s clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities. Clients included Fortune 500 companies from the banking, healthcare, and toy industries, a professional sports team, a popular television personality, and regional real estate and construction firms.

Michele Weiss, Senior Counsel, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin
Gary Slavett, Principal and Founder, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin

Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation

This presentation is geared toward transactional and tax attorneys and accountants who want a broad overview of partnership taxation. The presentation will discuss the classification, formation, operation, reorganization and liquidation of partnerships, with a goal toward bigger-picture issue spotting. The presentation is expected to focus on takeaways of concepts, rather than of rules.

Layton Pace opened his own law practice in 2006. He currently practices in the heart of downtown Hermosa Beach. Mr. Pace provides tax and tax-related legal advice to sophisticated business and real estate clients, fiduciaries, and law and accounting firms of various sizes with complex transactions, structuring and tax controversy needs. Mr. Pace's clients range throughout California, conduct a wide variety of business activities and include non-residents of the U.S. and California.

In the planning arena, Mr. Pace's legal services include the drafting, review and revision of purchase and sale and merger and reorganization documents, partnership and limited liability company agreements, shareholder agreements and other similar documents. In the tax controversy arena, Mr. Pace provides audit support and resolves matters in various stages with the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the California Office of Tax Appeals and other governmental entities. Mr. Pace does not provide estate planning, retirement planning or tax return preparation services.

International Tax Legislation - A Practical Analysis

In this presentation, our panel of experienced international tax lawyers analyzed the international tax provisions of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). The panel presented practical examples of the intricacies of the BBBA. Effective dates for the provisions of BBBA range from date of enactment, tax years beginning after December 31, 2021 and tax years beginning after December 31, 2022. Tax practitioners with international clients will need to know the application of BBBA before year-end.

William K. Norman of Norman & Zak
Stephen A. Mihaly of KFB Rice, LLP
Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari of Karlin & Peebles, LLP

Credits: 1.25 Hours
Credit Type: General.
Specialty Area: Taxation Law Specialization.
Original Air Date: 12/14/2021.

CLE Program Materials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wazIGidt2q96SjGljCr1Sjjy1Hu8C8Ql/view

IRS Criminal Priorities and Hot Topics for Criminal Prosecution

Join us as Victor Song, former Chief of IRS Criminal Investigations, and Wilfred Castro, former IRS Criminal Investigations investigator who led and supervised fraud investigations, as they discuss current IRS Criminal Priorities and Enforcement efforts.

Victor Song, COO, Integritas≥
Wilfred Castro, CFO, Integritas≥
Michele Weiss, Senior Counsel, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

IRS International Penalties After Farhy

On April 3, 2023, the United States Tax Court, in Farhy v. Commissioner held that the IRS has no authority to assess and collect penalties under IRC Section 6038(b)(1) and (2), for failing to file Form 5471. For about 15 years the IRS has made foreign reporting penalties a cornerstone of its enforcement. In the last several years, taxpayers have been assessed penalties without any review prior to assessment. The Farhy decision provides hope for taxpayers that change is coming. Learn what the Farhy case means for foreign penalties, what other penalties the decision might apply to, and how to address previous penalties that might be affected by the Farhy case. The panel features Edward Robbins, Jr., Mr. Farhy?s attorney, and Zhanna Ziering, and Jonathan Kalinski, two experts in international penalties.

Edward Robbins, Jr., Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
Zhanna Ziering, Member, Moore Tax Law Group
Jonathan Kalinski, Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.

New FinCEN Regulations on Reporting of Beneficial Ownership

Effective January 1, 2024, reporting entities established or registered before 2024 have one year to report (January 1, 2025). Reporting entities organized on or after January 1, 2024, have 30 days to file reports. ?Updates must be filed within 30 days of any reportable change.? Reports are filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Civil and criminal penalties may be imposed for non-compliance. Our panelists will discuss the requirements for filing reflected in final regulations issued September 29, 2022.

Howard S. Fisher, Partner, Fisher & Fisher
William K. Norman, Senior Partner, Norman & Zak Attorneys at Law
Stephen Mihaly, Attorney, KFB Rice, LLP

Preparing for a Successful Sale of a Business

What steps should an owner take to prepare for a successful sale of his or her business? How can the owner maximize the selling price and the after-tax proceeds from the sale? These M & A questions will be addressed from three perspectives: an investment banker, a deal lawyer, and a tax attorney.

Kenneth A. Luer, Esq., Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP
Layton L. Pace, Esq., Attorney at Law
David Bonrouhi, Calabasas Capital

Required Minimum Distributions After the SECURE Act and the CARES Act

The course covers the new rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified retirement plans and IRAs that have been enacted in recent years. The course discusses changes that may be required to existing trusts and planning opportunities that may be available under the new rules.

Robert J. Lowe is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP where he heads the employee benefits and executive compensation practice. His practice includes all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation including: qualified and nonqualified retirement plans; multiemployer pension and health plans; benefit plan issues in mergers and acquisitions; benefit plan investments in venture capital and real estate; equity incentive and nonqualified deferred compensation plans; group health plans including cafeteria plans and COBRA; benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements for employees of tax-exempt entities; income and estate tax planning for receipt of large distributions from retirement plans; and negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements.
Bob received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Bob has written many articles and speaks frequently on employee benefits issues.

S Corps and Trusts with Foreign Beneficiaries

Cynthia Brittain with Karlin & Peebles, LLP works closely with multinational clients to design cross-border tax-efficient strategies, maximizing the benefits to their families? global companies while meeting the clients? personal succession needs.

Thomas Giordano-Lascari is a partner with Karlin & Peebles, LLP. Thomas?s practice focuses primarily on advising high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses in connection with international income tax and estate planning issues. A significant portion of Thomas?s practice involves advising global families with respect to structuring and reorganizing multinational businesses to minimize worldwide taxes. Thomas also regularly advises clients regarding pre-immigration planning, foreign investment in the United States, U.S. residency planning and management, and expatriation planning.

Sha'aria Law & US Tax Obligations

Jared Johnson will discuss how to help clients harmonize conflicts between their federal tax obligations and their religious practices.

Jared R. Johnson
White and Williams, LLP
Drawing on his fluency in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, Jared advises clients on matters related to cross-border transactions, helping numerous family businesses and high-net-worth individuals minimize their risks and tax liabilities through strategic business administration, estate planning and legacy planning.

Jared holds a certificate in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and is skilled at finding leverage in a dispute to force a settlement. However, having practiced extensively before the IRS and DOL in examinations and Tax Court litigation, he is prepared to fervently advocate for his clients in any setting. Jared is also a Certified Public Accountant enabling him to better service his clients regarding tax issues.

Jared?s clients include private Fortune 100 companies; Cayman Island and U.S. banks and their clientele; project investors in oil and gas, real estate, mining, gems and agriculture ventures; International Grammy-winning, Broadway, Hall of Fame and platinum entertainers; professional and Olympic athletes; and federal judges and politicians.

Tax Impact of The Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden recently signed The Inflation Reduction Act into law. The Act contains numerous tax provisions. Come listen to our expert panel discuss the provisions and how they may impact you and/or your clients.

LaVonne Lawson, Lawson Tax
Philipp Behrendt, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
Moderated by Michele F.L. Weiss, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin

Tax Implications of Acquiring, Holding or Selling NFTs

The recent explosion of the creation and sale of NFTs has brought about significant concerns regarding the taxation of these transactions for sellers, purchasers, and investors. Tax counsel and accountants for clients holding and selling NFTs must understand applicable tax rules, reporting requirements for these transactions, and the tax treatment of NFTs.

An NFT is a digital certificate of certain rights associated with a digital or physical asset. Thus far, NFTs have been created and sold for various assets within the art, music, and sports industries worldwide. However, since NFTs and NFT transactions are fairly new, the IRS has yet to issue guidance directly addressing NFTs. This forces taxpayers to rely on general tax law principles and current IRS guidance on digital assets and virtual currency.

Tax counsel and advisers must recognize applicable tax rules for NFTs, differences to cryptocurrencies, and define proper reporting and tax treatment for NFT transactions.

Listen as our panel discusses critical tax considerations for NFT transactions, tax issues for creators and investors, and other key issues for NFTs.

The Ins and Outs of Tax Audits

This program will go over the fundamentals of tax audits in order to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, and practitioners with the tools and language they need to navigate the maze of an audit situation. The IRS audit rate will rise as a result of the new funds from the Inflation Reduction Act; thus, this program will familiarize you with what to expect and prepare you for the various types of audit situations.

Cory Stigile, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC
Philipp Behrendt, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC

The Pandora Papers. Recent Developments in Offshore Tax Enforcement

The Pandora Papers is a leak of almost 12 million documents that reveals hidden wealth, tax avoidance and, in some cases, money laundering by some of the world's rich and powerful. Join the tax section for a discussion on the impact of the leak from the perspective of estate planning, tax, entertainment and criminal law.

IRS International Disclosure Requirements & Enforcement. Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) Reporting. Tools of Foreign Asset Protection Trusts for Lawyers and their Clients. Criminal and Civil Penalties ? FBAR Violations. Who Goes Offshore? Honest people? Dishonest people? People seeking highest form of financial privacy and protection from lawsuit creditors and predators? Crooks too, but we rarely see them and unlikely they will be accepted by trustees and offshore financial institutions. Why Go Offshore? Choice of law. Review of Voidable Transactions Act (Effective January 1, 2016). What is a ?voidable transaction?? California?s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The Panama Papers. 2021: The Pandora Papers. Civil and Ethical Implications for the Asset Protection Planner. Affidavit of Solvency. ?Tips to Live by When Counseling Clients on Asset Protection Strategies?. A Trustee?s Role in Defending the Trust. Bankruptcy. Foreign judgements not enforceable? A Trustee?s Role with Regards to Taxation.

Gregory Zbylut, In-House Counsel, Singer Burke Zimmer Kogan, LLP
Jeffrey M. Verdon, Managing Partner, Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP
Gary Slavett, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
Craig S. Redler, Attorney, Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP
Moderated by Michele F. L. Weiss, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

The Tax Joys of Opportunity Zones

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides significant tax benefits to any taxpayer that recognizes capital gain and that invests an amount equal to the gain to acquire an interest in a ?Qualified Opportunity Fund,? which in turn invests in certain low-income areas designated by each state. Our speakers will discuss the tax and estate planning opportunities presented by Qualified Opportunity Zones.

Biden & Opportunity Zones. Deferred Gain, Electing Taxpayer, Fund, Fund Interest, Inclusion Event, Sub-Fund Interest, Zone Property, Zone Working Capital. Benefits of Investing Gain in a Fund. Technical requirements for obtaining the tax benefits of investing in a Fund. Qualified Opportunity Zones in California.The principal requirements to qualify as a Fund. A corporation (even an S corporation or a REIT) or a partnership (including an LLC) for tax purposes? Requirements for Sub-Funds. Intangible property. Valuation of Property.

Chang Chae, Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, APC
Schuyler M. Moore, Greenberg Glusker LLP

Viewing Tax Law Through a Social Justice Lens

Professor Phyllis Taite focuses her scholarship on leading issues in tax policy and social justice. Her articles are published in law reviews across the nation and most recently in the University of Florida Tax Review, University of South Carolina Law Review, and Pepperdine Law Review. Her contributions are timely and her articles have been cited by leading tax scholars. She is also a regular contributor to Jotwell and Tax Notes, a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community, and a new contributor to Tax Stringer.

Further, Professor Taite has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. Most recently, she has served as an invited speaker to the Florida Tax Institute, University of Florida, Levin College of Law Colloquium Series, ACTEC Florida Fellows Conference, the University of South Carolina Virtual Symposium on Taxation, Finance, and Racial Justice, the Vermont Bar Association CLE on Tax and Social Justice and the Philadelphia Bar Association CLE on the Intersection of Race and Taxes.

Professor Phyllis Taite, Oklahoma City University, School of Law

Bittner v US: FBAR Penalties After Landmark US Supreme Court Case

This panel of tax experts, including Mr. Bittner?s attorney, will discuss the new landscape of penalties for taxpayers? failures to report foreign accounts in light of the Supreme Court?s opinion in the Bittner case.

Michele Weiss, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
LaVonne Lawson, Counsel, Leech, Tishman, Fuscaldo & Lampl
Rachael Rubenstein, Partner, Clark Hill, LLP

Proposition 19 – Explaining the Property Tax Impacts

This session will analyze the newly enacted Prop. 19 and how it affects California property tax change in ownership law. Specifically, the session will review the parent-child exclusion, revisions to which are effective February 16, 2021, and the over-55 base year transfer.

Corporate Separations Are Inevitable; The Complex Rules of Doing Them Tax Free

This presentation covers the most significant tax rules that planners and clients should be aware of in making sure that a corporate separation will qualify as a tax-free event. Corporate separations typically occur when:
- Shareholders no longer agree on the direction of the corporation,
- Family business succession planning issues arise,
- Shareholders want to insulate different corporate divisions from the liabilities of other divisions,
- A corporation wants to give certain key employees an equity interest in a certain corporate division or
- A corporation wants to consolidate certain assets that are expected to sell in the future for a higher price.
- Failure to understand and carefully comply with the detailed tax rules to qualify as a tax-free corporate divisive reorganization will result in the entire business being treated as if it were sold.

Income Tax Planning with Trusts: No Such Thing as a New Idea

After trusts were abused as income tax shelters in the early 20th Century, the government deployed a host of countermeasures. What remains of income tax planning with trusts in the current environment? We will explore the resurgence of nongrantor trusts, SLANTs, QSBS, basis management, jurisdictional planning, and charitable split interest trusts, with an eye for the income tax planning aspects of each.

Tax(person) at the Door: Bankruptcy, Exemption Planning, Collection Powers, Lien

Concise answers from a panel of California State Bar Certified Specialists to 18 burning bankruptcy/tax questions!

Latest International Tax Regulations Update: Final GILTI High Tax and FDII

The long awaited final regulations on the high taxed exception from the GILTI inclusion will be discussed with practical examples. The foreign derived intangible income (FDII) final regulations will be discussed as well, with emphasis on the new taxpayer friendly “substantiation rules.” The FDII and GILTI provisions are often characterized as the carrot and stick provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017.

In principle, but not always in practice, FDII provides for an effective Federal tax rate of 13.125 percent for qualified net income from certain export transactions (so called foreign derived intangible income) while GILTI provides inclusions of “tested income” of controlled foreign corporations with a “minimum tax rate” of 10.5 percent at the U.S. corporate shareholder level. The FDII benefit (deduction) is only available to domestic C corporations. Incorporation of export activities combined with an IC DISC can result in an effective Federal rate below 13.125 percent. The “minimum tax rate” under GILTI is applicable only to domestic C corporations, except for individuals making a Section 962 election.

Cross Border Divorces, a Trip through Alice's Looking Glass

This program will discuss the tax concepts for U.S. residents married to foreign citizens. The program will also discuss discovering hidden assets and Trusts, Reaching Trust Assets, and Protecting Beneficiary?s interests.

David Lee Rice, Senior Partner, KFB Rice, LLP
Stephen Mihaly, Senior Attorney, KFB Rice, LLP

Resident Status and Tax Treatment

Particularly in cross-border planning, tax residency is frequently the key initial concept for the advisor to consider. Tax residency (as well as U.S. citizenship) is the lynchpin of federal and California worldwide income taxation and the imposition of potentially onerous tax compliance burdens. Seeking to plan one’s affairs to avoid U.S. (as well as state) tax residency will often result in a substantially reduced U.S. tax liabilities and reduced state and federal filing and other
compliance burdens.

This timely presentation will focus on the complex rules for determining an individual’s residency status for federal income tax and transfer tax purposes and the tax impact of such determinations and will include comparisons with select state and foreign tax residency concepts.

36-Hour Taxation Law Specialization Package
Credit Details
Credit Hours:
36.00
Specialty Area:
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
Accredited In:
California

You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed. BHBA provides CLE accreditation as described above. 

About the Package

This package fulfills all of your California Family Law MCLE requirements, including 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 2 hours Elimination of Bias (including 1 hour of Implicit Bias) and 1 hour of Competence Issues.

Winning The War Against Implicit Bias

Hon. Holly J. Fujie, LA Superior Court
Hon. Rupert A. Byrdsong, LA Superior Court
Mia F. Yamamoto, Law Office of Mia Yamamoto
Dr. Gitu Bhatia, Gitu Bhatia Psy.D.
Moderated by Jinna Kang, Enenstein Pham & Glass, LLP

Do I have to? Determining whether WITHDRAWAL is mandatory

The lines between ethically mandated and permissive withdrawal from a client?s representation are often unclear, making it difficult for attorneys to determine their ethical obligations and how to satisfy them. This program will explore where the lines are drawn, how they are applied, and what an attorney?s duties are when withdrawing from representation.

Deborah Wolfe, Founder, Wolfe Legal Solutions, PC.

Onboarding New Clients and the Fundamentals of Conflicts of Interest

The program will address the process of onboarding new clients with emphasis on risk management and compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Joel A. Osman, Senior Counsel and General Counsel to the Firm, Parker Mills LLP
David B. Parker, Founding Partner,Parker Mills LLP

The Dos and Don'ts of Handling Others' Funds

This program will review lawyers? ethical obligations in holding funds belonging to others. This program will cover the guidance and pitfalls in trust accounting and the new mandatory Client Trust Account Protection Program and will include considerations of banking stability.

Rachelle Cohen, Valensi Rose, PLC
Erin Joyce, Erin Joyce Law, PC

The Ethics of Networking

This presentation will explore the kinds of activities that are discouraged and prohibited by the State Bar, as well as those that are perfectly permissible in 2023 (this has changed significantly from a few decades ago when many of the Attorney Attendees started practicing, so many of us learned a very different set of rules and behaviors). Come learn what you can do to get more business, without getting in trouble with the State Bar.

Marc E. Hankin, Hankin Patent Law, APC

Aging Gracefully: Recognizing Competence Issues In the Practice of Law

This CLE program will explore competence issues in the context of the aging attorney population. While mental and physical issues impacting the elderly population are very common, few CLE programs discuss them in the context of an aging attorneys? ability to perform legal services with competence.

While it is relatively easy to spot an attorney who has completely lost physical capability and mental competence, it is very challenging to spot those in the gray area who have started their descent into concerning territory often exhibiting barely perceptible signs of incompetence

Benazeer "Benny" Roshan, Partner, Greenberg Glusker

Negotiation and Gender Intelligence: Tips and Techniques for Everyone

Stephanie Blondell, lead faculty for the Pepperdine Straus Institute's popular Women's Negotiation Academy, explored recent research regarding the role of gender in negotiation. Professor Blondell challenged participants to consider the various biases that can bedevil and/or support both men and women in negotiations and identify techniques to overcome or use these biases to advantage.

1031 Exchanges

A most common fact pattern presented to tax planners is where a partnership (or LLC) wants to sell property, some or all of the partners want to defer gains via Section 1031 but the partners don?t all want to stay together after the sale. This presentation will survey the issues this creates and techniques in current use to respond to the pattern such as ?drops and swaps,? partnership divisions, ?swaps and drops?, ?synthetic? drops and swaps and PINs transactions. Knowledge of basic 1031 principles will be assumed.

Speaker: Based in Sausalito, Lou Weller is Managing Partner of Weller Partners, LLP, a boutique law firm specializing in income tax planning for real estate transactions. Lou formerly served as National Director of Real Estate Transaction Planning at Deloitte Tax and is recognized as one of the leading national authorities on tax planning for real estate transactions, particularly in using like-kind exchanges and other means of deferring gains on real estate sales. Lou is a frequent speaker at tax institutes and conferences, is lead author of the treatise: Real Property Exchanges, 3rd Edition and has been widely published in the tax press, quoted on real estate tax subjects in national periodicals and newspapers and serves on the editorial boards of several national tax publications, including serving as editor of Real Estate topics for the Journal of Taxation. He has held leadership posts in the American Bar Association Taxation Section, the California State Bar Tax Section and the Taxation Section of the Bar of San Francisco, is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and has been listed for more than 30 years in The Best Lawyers in America. He received a B.A. in political science from Yale University and concurrent J.D. and Masters in Public Policy degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cross Border Divorces and Succession Litigation Issues Part 2

In the sequel to “Cross-Border Divorces and Succession Litigation Issues, a Trip through Alice’s Looking Glass”, our tax specialists are joined by a BVI law firm specializing in international asset tracing and recovery and an expert in international family law litigation to discuss the unique legal and tax issues relating to divorces involving U.S. residents married to foreign citizens and succession litigation disputes.

Domestic Asset Protection California: Survive the Unforeseen Liabilities Caused

During times of economic uncertainty, liability and litigation will explode - several new cases point the way toward the viability of new and even legacy strategies. Asset Protection California 2020.

William K. Norman, Norman & Zak
Howard S. Fisher, Law Offices of Howard S. Fisher
Bruce Givner, KFB Rice, LLP

Employment Tax Obligations & Criminal Tax Enforcement

On August 30, 2022, the US Department of Justice issued a press release reiterating that civil and criminal employment tax enforcement is among the Tax Division?s highest priorities. The IRS and DoJ have stepped up criminal enforcement against employers who fail to meet their employment tax obligations. This program will review employment tax obligations, the Trust Fund Recover Penalty which comprises employers? personal liabilities for their failure to collect and pay over wages withheld from their employees and their employees? share of employment tax ? and criminal tax liability for employment tax failures.

Michele F.L. Weiss, Senior Counsel at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, is a CA state bar certified specialist in tax law and a former IRS Counsel attorney. She helps businesses, business owners and investors resolve their civil and criminal tax disputes with the IRS and state tax agencies - FTB, EDD, BoE, and CDTFA - in examinations, appeals, litigation, criminal and collection defense. She has expertise in many substantive and procedural tax issues including penalty abatement, payroll and employment tax, offshore tax compliance and sensitive disclosure matters, trust matters, qualified contributions, R&D and ERC credits, cryptocurrency, and non-profit matters. She provides tax counsel in business litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Gary M. Slavett has been a California licensed attorney since 1996 and has over 20 years of experience in the practice of tax law. Gary?s practice focuses on tax controversy matters including issues related to Foreign Bank Accounts & FBAR penalties, criminal tax defense, tax litigation, tax audit representation, and tax administrative appeals. Gary also handles matters related to the Bank Secrecy Act and Administrative and Civil Forfeitures. Gary frequently represents his clients before the United States Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Internal Revenue Service, United States Attorneys Office, California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department. Gary was a Senior Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. As an IRS attorney, Gary represented the IRS in U.S. Tax Court and provided legal advice to IRS personnel. After leaving the IRS, Gary joined Deloitte & Touche?s Tax Controversy Group in Los Angeles. At Deloitte, Gary represented Deloitte?s clients before the IRS and state taxing authorities. Clients included Fortune 500 companies from the banking, healthcare, and toy industries, a professional sports team, a popular television personality, and regional real estate and construction firms.

Michele Weiss, Senior Counsel, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin
Gary Slavett, Principal and Founder, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin

Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation

This presentation is geared toward transactional and tax attorneys and accountants who want a broad overview of partnership taxation. The presentation will discuss the classification, formation, operation, reorganization and liquidation of partnerships, with a goal toward bigger-picture issue spotting. The presentation is expected to focus on takeaways of concepts, rather than of rules.

Layton Pace opened his own law practice in 2006. He currently practices in the heart of downtown Hermosa Beach. Mr. Pace provides tax and tax-related legal advice to sophisticated business and real estate clients, fiduciaries, and law and accounting firms of various sizes with complex transactions, structuring and tax controversy needs. Mr. Pace's clients range throughout California, conduct a wide variety of business activities and include non-residents of the U.S. and California.

In the planning arena, Mr. Pace's legal services include the drafting, review and revision of purchase and sale and merger and reorganization documents, partnership and limited liability company agreements, shareholder agreements and other similar documents. In the tax controversy arena, Mr. Pace provides audit support and resolves matters in various stages with the Internal Revenue Service, California Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, the California Office of Tax Appeals and other governmental entities. Mr. Pace does not provide estate planning, retirement planning or tax return preparation services.

International Tax Legislation - A Practical Analysis

In this presentation, our panel of experienced international tax lawyers analyzed the international tax provisions of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). The panel presented practical examples of the intricacies of the BBBA. Effective dates for the provisions of BBBA range from date of enactment, tax years beginning after December 31, 2021 and tax years beginning after December 31, 2022. Tax practitioners with international clients will need to know the application of BBBA before year-end.

William K. Norman of Norman & Zak
Stephen A. Mihaly of KFB Rice, LLP
Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari of Karlin & Peebles, LLP

Credits: 1.25 Hours
Credit Type: General.
Specialty Area: Taxation Law Specialization.
Original Air Date: 12/14/2021.

CLE Program Materials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wazIGidt2q96SjGljCr1Sjjy1Hu8C8Ql/view

IRS Criminal Priorities and Hot Topics for Criminal Prosecution

Join us as Victor Song, former Chief of IRS Criminal Investigations, and Wilfred Castro, former IRS Criminal Investigations investigator who led and supervised fraud investigations, as they discuss current IRS Criminal Priorities and Enforcement efforts.

Victor Song, COO, Integritas≥
Wilfred Castro, CFO, Integritas≥
Michele Weiss, Senior Counsel, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

IRS International Penalties After Farhy

On April 3, 2023, the United States Tax Court, in Farhy v. Commissioner held that the IRS has no authority to assess and collect penalties under IRC Section 6038(b)(1) and (2), for failing to file Form 5471. For about 15 years the IRS has made foreign reporting penalties a cornerstone of its enforcement. In the last several years, taxpayers have been assessed penalties without any review prior to assessment. The Farhy decision provides hope for taxpayers that change is coming. Learn what the Farhy case means for foreign penalties, what other penalties the decision might apply to, and how to address previous penalties that might be affected by the Farhy case. The panel features Edward Robbins, Jr., Mr. Farhy?s attorney, and Zhanna Ziering, and Jonathan Kalinski, two experts in international penalties.

Edward Robbins, Jr., Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
Zhanna Ziering, Member, Moore Tax Law Group
Jonathan Kalinski, Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.

New FinCEN Regulations on Reporting of Beneficial Ownership

Effective January 1, 2024, reporting entities established or registered before 2024 have one year to report (January 1, 2025). Reporting entities organized on or after January 1, 2024, have 30 days to file reports. ?Updates must be filed within 30 days of any reportable change.? Reports are filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Civil and criminal penalties may be imposed for non-compliance. Our panelists will discuss the requirements for filing reflected in final regulations issued September 29, 2022.

Howard S. Fisher, Partner, Fisher & Fisher
William K. Norman, Senior Partner, Norman & Zak Attorneys at Law
Stephen Mihaly, Attorney, KFB Rice, LLP

Preparing for a Successful Sale of a Business

What steps should an owner take to prepare for a successful sale of his or her business? How can the owner maximize the selling price and the after-tax proceeds from the sale? These M & A questions will be addressed from three perspectives: an investment banker, a deal lawyer, and a tax attorney.

Kenneth A. Luer, Esq., Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP
Layton L. Pace, Esq., Attorney at Law
David Bonrouhi, Calabasas Capital

Required Minimum Distributions After the SECURE Act and the CARES Act

The course covers the new rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified retirement plans and IRAs that have been enacted in recent years. The course discusses changes that may be required to existing trusts and planning opportunities that may be available under the new rules.

Robert J. Lowe is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP where he heads the employee benefits and executive compensation practice. His practice includes all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation including: qualified and nonqualified retirement plans; multiemployer pension and health plans; benefit plan issues in mergers and acquisitions; benefit plan investments in venture capital and real estate; equity incentive and nonqualified deferred compensation plans; group health plans including cafeteria plans and COBRA; benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements for employees of tax-exempt entities; income and estate tax planning for receipt of large distributions from retirement plans; and negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements.
Bob received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Bob has written many articles and speaks frequently on employee benefits issues.

S Corps and Trusts with Foreign Beneficiaries

Cynthia Brittain with Karlin & Peebles, LLP works closely with multinational clients to design cross-border tax-efficient strategies, maximizing the benefits to their families? global companies while meeting the clients? personal succession needs.

Thomas Giordano-Lascari is a partner with Karlin & Peebles, LLP. Thomas?s practice focuses primarily on advising high-net-worth individuals and closely held businesses in connection with international income tax and estate planning issues. A significant portion of Thomas?s practice involves advising global families with respect to structuring and reorganizing multinational businesses to minimize worldwide taxes. Thomas also regularly advises clients regarding pre-immigration planning, foreign investment in the United States, U.S. residency planning and management, and expatriation planning.

Sha'aria Law & US Tax Obligations

Jared Johnson will discuss how to help clients harmonize conflicts between their federal tax obligations and their religious practices.

Jared R. Johnson
White and Williams, LLP
Drawing on his fluency in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, Jared advises clients on matters related to cross-border transactions, helping numerous family businesses and high-net-worth individuals minimize their risks and tax liabilities through strategic business administration, estate planning and legacy planning.

Jared holds a certificate in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law and is skilled at finding leverage in a dispute to force a settlement. However, having practiced extensively before the IRS and DOL in examinations and Tax Court litigation, he is prepared to fervently advocate for his clients in any setting. Jared is also a Certified Public Accountant enabling him to better service his clients regarding tax issues.

Jared?s clients include private Fortune 100 companies; Cayman Island and U.S. banks and their clientele; project investors in oil and gas, real estate, mining, gems and agriculture ventures; International Grammy-winning, Broadway, Hall of Fame and platinum entertainers; professional and Olympic athletes; and federal judges and politicians.

Tax Impact of The Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden recently signed The Inflation Reduction Act into law. The Act contains numerous tax provisions. Come listen to our expert panel discuss the provisions and how they may impact you and/or your clients.

LaVonne Lawson, Lawson Tax
Philipp Behrendt, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
Moderated by Michele F.L. Weiss, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin

Tax Implications of Acquiring, Holding or Selling NFTs

The recent explosion of the creation and sale of NFTs has brought about significant concerns regarding the taxation of these transactions for sellers, purchasers, and investors. Tax counsel and accountants for clients holding and selling NFTs must understand applicable tax rules, reporting requirements for these transactions, and the tax treatment of NFTs.

An NFT is a digital certificate of certain rights associated with a digital or physical asset. Thus far, NFTs have been created and sold for various assets within the art, music, and sports industries worldwide. However, since NFTs and NFT transactions are fairly new, the IRS has yet to issue guidance directly addressing NFTs. This forces taxpayers to rely on general tax law principles and current IRS guidance on digital assets and virtual currency.

Tax counsel and advisers must recognize applicable tax rules for NFTs, differences to cryptocurrencies, and define proper reporting and tax treatment for NFT transactions.

Listen as our panel discusses critical tax considerations for NFT transactions, tax issues for creators and investors, and other key issues for NFTs.

The Ins and Outs of Tax Audits

This program will go over the fundamentals of tax audits in order to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, and practitioners with the tools and language they need to navigate the maze of an audit situation. The IRS audit rate will rise as a result of the new funds from the Inflation Reduction Act; thus, this program will familiarize you with what to expect and prepare you for the various types of audit situations.

Cory Stigile, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC
Philipp Behrendt, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC

The Pandora Papers. Recent Developments in Offshore Tax Enforcement

The Pandora Papers is a leak of almost 12 million documents that reveals hidden wealth, tax avoidance and, in some cases, money laundering by some of the world's rich and powerful. Join the tax section for a discussion on the impact of the leak from the perspective of estate planning, tax, entertainment and criminal law.

IRS International Disclosure Requirements & Enforcement. Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) Reporting. Tools of Foreign Asset Protection Trusts for Lawyers and their Clients. Criminal and Civil Penalties ? FBAR Violations. Who Goes Offshore? Honest people? Dishonest people? People seeking highest form of financial privacy and protection from lawsuit creditors and predators? Crooks too, but we rarely see them and unlikely they will be accepted by trustees and offshore financial institutions. Why Go Offshore? Choice of law. Review of Voidable Transactions Act (Effective January 1, 2016). What is a ?voidable transaction?? California?s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. The Panama Papers. 2021: The Pandora Papers. Civil and Ethical Implications for the Asset Protection Planner. Affidavit of Solvency. ?Tips to Live by When Counseling Clients on Asset Protection Strategies?. A Trustee?s Role in Defending the Trust. Bankruptcy. Foreign judgements not enforceable? A Trustee?s Role with Regards to Taxation.

Gregory Zbylut, In-House Counsel, Singer Burke Zimmer Kogan, LLP
Jeffrey M. Verdon, Managing Partner, Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP
Gary Slavett, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
Craig S. Redler, Attorney, Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP
Moderated by Michele F. L. Weiss, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

The Tax Joys of Opportunity Zones

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides significant tax benefits to any taxpayer that recognizes capital gain and that invests an amount equal to the gain to acquire an interest in a ?Qualified Opportunity Fund,? which in turn invests in certain low-income areas designated by each state. Our speakers will discuss the tax and estate planning opportunities presented by Qualified Opportunity Zones.

Biden & Opportunity Zones. Deferred Gain, Electing Taxpayer, Fund, Fund Interest, Inclusion Event, Sub-Fund Interest, Zone Property, Zone Working Capital. Benefits of Investing Gain in a Fund. Technical requirements for obtaining the tax benefits of investing in a Fund. Qualified Opportunity Zones in California.The principal requirements to qualify as a Fund. A corporation (even an S corporation or a REIT) or a partnership (including an LLC) for tax purposes? Requirements for Sub-Funds. Intangible property. Valuation of Property.

Chang Chae, Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker, APC
Schuyler M. Moore, Greenberg Glusker LLP

Viewing Tax Law Through a Social Justice Lens

Professor Phyllis Taite focuses her scholarship on leading issues in tax policy and social justice. Her articles are published in law reviews across the nation and most recently in the University of Florida Tax Review, University of South Carolina Law Review, and Pepperdine Law Review. Her contributions are timely and her articles have been cited by leading tax scholars. She is also a regular contributor to Jotwell and Tax Notes, a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community, and a new contributor to Tax Stringer.

Further, Professor Taite has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. Most recently, she has served as an invited speaker to the Florida Tax Institute, University of Florida, Levin College of Law Colloquium Series, ACTEC Florida Fellows Conference, the University of South Carolina Virtual Symposium on Taxation, Finance, and Racial Justice, the Vermont Bar Association CLE on Tax and Social Justice and the Philadelphia Bar Association CLE on the Intersection of Race and Taxes.

Professor Phyllis Taite, Oklahoma City University, School of Law

Bittner v US: FBAR Penalties After Landmark US Supreme Court Case

This panel of tax experts, including Mr. Bittner?s attorney, will discuss the new landscape of penalties for taxpayers? failures to report foreign accounts in light of the Supreme Court?s opinion in the Bittner case.

Michele Weiss, Principal, Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC
LaVonne Lawson, Counsel, Leech, Tishman, Fuscaldo & Lampl
Rachael Rubenstein, Partner, Clark Hill, LLP

Proposition 19 – Explaining the Property Tax Impacts

This session will analyze the newly enacted Prop. 19 and how it affects California property tax change in ownership law. Specifically, the session will review the parent-child exclusion, revisions to which are effective February 16, 2021, and the over-55 base year transfer.

Corporate Separations Are Inevitable; The Complex Rules of Doing Them Tax Free

This presentation covers the most significant tax rules that planners and clients should be aware of in making sure that a corporate separation will qualify as a tax-free event. Corporate separations typically occur when:
- Shareholders no longer agree on the direction of the corporation,
- Family business succession planning issues arise,
- Shareholders want to insulate different corporate divisions from the liabilities of other divisions,
- A corporation wants to give certain key employees an equity interest in a certain corporate division or
- A corporation wants to consolidate certain assets that are expected to sell in the future for a higher price.
- Failure to understand and carefully comply with the detailed tax rules to qualify as a tax-free corporate divisive reorganization will result in the entire business being treated as if it were sold.

Income Tax Planning with Trusts: No Such Thing as a New Idea

After trusts were abused as income tax shelters in the early 20th Century, the government deployed a host of countermeasures. What remains of income tax planning with trusts in the current environment? We will explore the resurgence of nongrantor trusts, SLANTs, QSBS, basis management, jurisdictional planning, and charitable split interest trusts, with an eye for the income tax planning aspects of each.

Tax(person) at the Door: Bankruptcy, Exemption Planning, Collection Powers, Lien

Concise answers from a panel of California State Bar Certified Specialists to 18 burning bankruptcy/tax questions!

Latest International Tax Regulations Update: Final GILTI High Tax and FDII

The long awaited final regulations on the high taxed exception from the GILTI inclusion will be discussed with practical examples. The foreign derived intangible income (FDII) final regulations will be discussed as well, with emphasis on the new taxpayer friendly “substantiation rules.” The FDII and GILTI provisions are often characterized as the carrot and stick provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017.

In principle, but not always in practice, FDII provides for an effective Federal tax rate of 13.125 percent for qualified net income from certain export transactions (so called foreign derived intangible income) while GILTI provides inclusions of “tested income” of controlled foreign corporations with a “minimum tax rate” of 10.5 percent at the U.S. corporate shareholder level. The FDII benefit (deduction) is only available to domestic C corporations. Incorporation of export activities combined with an IC DISC can result in an effective Federal rate below 13.125 percent. The “minimum tax rate” under GILTI is applicable only to domestic C corporations, except for individuals making a Section 962 election.

Cross Border Divorces, a Trip through Alice's Looking Glass

This program will discuss the tax concepts for U.S. residents married to foreign citizens. The program will also discuss discovering hidden assets and Trusts, Reaching Trust Assets, and Protecting Beneficiary?s interests.

David Lee Rice, Senior Partner, KFB Rice, LLP
Stephen Mihaly, Senior Attorney, KFB Rice, LLP

Resident Status and Tax Treatment

Particularly in cross-border planning, tax residency is frequently the key initial concept for the advisor to consider. Tax residency (as well as U.S. citizenship) is the lynchpin of federal and California worldwide income taxation and the imposition of potentially onerous tax compliance burdens. Seeking to plan one’s affairs to avoid U.S. (as well as state) tax residency will often result in a substantially reduced U.S. tax liabilities and reduced state and federal filing and other
compliance burdens.

This timely presentation will focus on the complex rules for determining an individual’s residency status for federal income tax and transfer tax purposes and the tax impact of such determinations and will include comparisons with select state and foreign tax residency concepts.

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