Division of Programs in Business
Tax Controversy Forum
DATE June 20-21, 2019
TIME All-Day
LOCATION The Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan New York, NY
AUDIENCE public
COST $1095
Contact Kathleen Costello 212-992-3320 or sps.tax@nyu.edu
DATE June 20-21, 2019
TIME All-Day
LOCATION The Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan New York, NY
AUDIENCE public
Contact Kathleen Costello 212-992-3320 or sps.tax@nyu.edu
COST $1095

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. 

 

Content encompasses the timeline of controversy work—from planning for the examination of a return and audit and administrative appeals processes, to litigation techniques and strategies. Panelists representing both taxpayers and the government share views on the latest issues and perspectives on tax controversies. Attendees learn practical solutions and valuable insights from leading authorities from across the profession.

 

The forum provides you with an ideal setting to share ideas, exchange views, learn what others are doing, and obtain credit for continuing education.

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 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 11th 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 are available at the Crowne Plaza.

 

For the 2019 forum, single-occupancy rooms are available at the NYU School of Professional Studies group rate of $329 and $349 for double-occupancy rooms. To make your reservation, call 888-233-9527 and identify yourself as attending the NYU School of Professional Studies tax conference. Book your reservation in advance to avoid disappointment. Hotel rooms can sell out prior to the cut-off date. These rooms will be held as a block, unless exhausted, until May 20, 2019, at which time they will be released to the general public.

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)

2019 Co-Chairs

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

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

2019 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

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