DIVISION OF PROGRAMS IN BUSINESS

Tax Controversy Forum

The annual NYU School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum features interactive presentations delivered by expert practitioners who cover a broad range of issues regarding tax audits and tax litigation at all levels.

Due to continued concers regarding COVID-19, this year’s NYU Tax Controversy Forum will be produced remotely in a shortened format on Thursday and Friday June 24 and 25, 2021.

This year’s NYU Tax Controversy Forum will feature updates on what the IRS is doing to enhance compliance through communication and enforcement.  Panels will highlight the new IRS focus on intra-agency collaboration, new initiatives with respect to penalties and fraud referrals, and IRS’ handling of tax collection challenges.  Tune in from your computer, at home or the office, to hear from an exciting array of senir government representative including:

  • Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
  • Nikole Flax, Commissioner, Large Business & International Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • James C. Lee, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Darren Guillot, Commissioner, Small Business/Self Employed Division, Collection, Internal Revenue Service
  • De Lon Harris, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Examination, Internal Revenue Service
  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service

Registration for the Virtual Forum will be available shortly. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES WITH DETAILS ON TOPICS, TIMES AND LOG-IN INFORMATION.

SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S FORUM!
Next year, the 14th Annual Tax Controversy Forum will take place live and in person on June 23-24, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, and will feature the same powerful and thought-provoking content that is so critical to those who attend the Forum each year.


The Tax Controversy Forum is hosted by NYU SPS and the Division of Programs in Business. We educate leaders in the functional areas of a business. Our portfolio of graduate, continuing education, and executive programs prepares students to drive innovative organizational and societal growth on a global scale.

As esteemed supporters of our conferences, we ask that you consider making a gift to support our division with a gift to our conference fund. A gift of any amount will make an immense impact on our cost to host our annual tax conferences each year, and also allows us to provide financial hardship discounts and scholarships to those attorneys and accountants that need assistance to cover the conference fees. 

DATE
June 24-25, 2021

TIME
Check agenda for details

LOCATION
Virtual

AUDIENCE
Public

COST
$245

CONTACT
Kathleen Costello
212-992-3320 OR SPS.TAX@NYU.EDU

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

For information on becoming a Conference Sponsor or exhibiting at the conference, please contact Kathleen Costello at 212-992-3320 or sps.tax@nyu.edu.

Agenda

The NYU School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum brings together representatives from the government and expert private practitioners to compare perspectives on a variety of topics involving federal tax audits, appeals, and litigation. The forum covers a wide range of controversy work, from procedural seminars to substantive programs, international issues, ethical problems, current enforcement initiatives, sensitive audits, and civil and criminal tax penalties.

Enforcement is an essential part of our federal tax system. The Tax Controversy Forum is an opportunity to stay current on new developments, exchange ideas, and share practice tips, which can contribute to a better functioning system.

The forum is designed for accountants, attorneys, enrolled agents, in-house practitioners, and tax professionals at all levels who prepare for or handle audits, appeals, or tax litigation, as well as those who are involved in planning and transactional work and who could benefit from a better understanding of the implications of their work for audit defense.

The Agenda for the in-person 2022 Forum will be available early 2022.

The NYU School of Professional Studies thanks the following sponsors for their contribution to the continued success of the Tax Controversy Forum.

2019 Sponsors

Program Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

For information on becoming a Conference Sponsor or exhibiting at the conference, please contact Kathleen Costello at 212-992-3320 or sps.tax@nyu.edu.

The Crowne Plaza Times Square

The 2022 14th Annual Tax Controversy Forum will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. Located in the heart of Times Square, at 1605 Broadway and 49th Street, the Crowne Plaza is ideally situated in the Theater District, and is in walking distance of many of the City's top restaurants and tourist attractions. Hotel accommodations also will be available at the Crowne Plaza. Please check back in early 2022 for further details.

Hotel Info
The Crowne Plaza Times Square 1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 888-233-9527 The Crowne Plaza The Crowne Plaza Times Square (Opens in a new tab)
Hotel Info
Location Name: The Crowne Plaza Times Square Location Address: 1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 Location Phone Number: 888-233-9527 The Crowne Plaza The Crowne Plaza Times Square (Opens in a new tab)

2021 Co-Chairs

Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq.
Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

Steven R. Toscher, Esq.
Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC, Beverly Hills, CA

2021 Planning Committee

The Tax Controversy Forum Planning Committee is composed of renowned practitioners whose expertise spans a broad range of issues relating to tax auditing and tax litigation at all levels.

Chair

Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.
Of Counsel, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY

David D. Aughtry, Esq.
Shareholder, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, PC, Atlanta, GA

Howard J. Berman, Esq.

Managing Director, Tax Controversy Services, Deloitte Tax, New York, NY

 

Kevin Brown, Esq.

Principal Leader, Tax Controversy and Regulatory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, DC

 

Sandra R. Brown, Esq.

Principal, PC, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, PC, Beverly Hills, CA

 

N. Jerold Cohen, Esq.

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (US), Atlanta, GA

 

Steven Dean, Esq.

Professor of Tax Law; Faculty Director, Graduate Tax Program, NYU School of Law, New York, NY

 

Eli J. Dicker, Esq.

Executive Director, Tax Executives Institute, Washington, DC

 

Daniel A. Dumezich

National Leader of Federal Tax Controversy Services, Deloitte Tax, Chicago, IL

 

John Gamino, CPA, Esq.

Clinical Professor, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX

Gersham Goldstein, Esq.

Stoel Rives, Portland, OR

 

Armando Gomez, Esq.

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC

 

Eric L. Green, Esq.

Partner, Green & Sklarz, New Haven, CT

 

Brian R. Harris, Esq.

Partner, Akerman, Tampa, FL

 

Lawrence M. Hill, Esq.

Partner, Winston & Strawn, New York, NY

 

Alan M. Katz, CPA, CFF

Senior Forensic Auditor, Monitoring and Investigations Practice, Guidepost Solutions, New York, NY

 

Kathryn Keneally, Esq.

Partner, Jones Day, New York, NY

 

Mark E. Matthews, Esq.

Member, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Washington, DC

 

Sharon L. McCarthy, Esq.

Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, New York, NY

Scott D. Michel, Esq.

Member, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Washington, DC

 

Charles J. (Chad) Muller, III, Esq.

Shareholder, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry, PC, San Antonio, TX

 

Ellis L. Reemer, Esq.

Partner, DLA Piper (US), New York, NY

 

Leon M. Reimer, CPA

Partner, Citrin Cooperman, New York, NY

 

Martin A. Schainbaum, Esq.

Principal, Martin A. Schainbaum, P.L.C., San Francisco, CA

 

David A. Shuster, Esq.

Principal, International Tax; Director of Tax Controversy Services, Friedman, New York, NY

 

Robert E. Spierer, CPA, MBA

Partner, Perelson Weiner, New York, NY

 

Josh O. Ungerman, Esq., CPA

Partner, Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, Dallas, TX