ALI CLE Course To Provide an In-Depth Look at Current Trends in Civil Tax Controversies and Litigation

Aug 26, 2015, 08:00 ET from American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education is pleased to announce the return of Handling a Tax Controversy: Current Trends in Civil Tax Controversies and Litigation, a comprehensive guide for tax practitioners through the life cycle of a federal tax controversy. Set in Washington, D.C., this program will be held Thursday - Friday, October 8 - 9, 2015, and provide up to 14.5 CLE credit hours, including 1 hour of ethics.  

This year's course will be structured in two days: Day One focusing on Administrative Practice and Day Two focused on Tax Litigation. Day Two features three trail demonstrations: Expert Witnesses in U.S. Tax Court, Preparing and Delivering Opening and Closing Statements in U.S. Tax Court, and Effectively Using Courtroom Technology at Trial. In addition, there will be a networking luncheon with two keynote speakers: Chief Michael B. Thornton, of the U.S. Tax Court and Caroline Ciraolo (invited), Acting Assistant Attorney of the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.

Panels include notable U.S. Tax Court and federal judges, practitioners and agency representatives. Together they will explore topics including current issues at IRS examinations and appeals; future of international information sharing; and handling FOIA requests and litigation. They will also discuss current issues in TEFRA partnership exams; courtroom technology strategies and expert witness tactics; and litigating FBAR and tax fraud cases in U.S. District Court.

"ALI's civil tax controversy program is a comprehensive two-day seminar featuring many of the top practitioners in the field.  This year, we've completely redesigned the program to make it fresher and relevant to beginners and experienced tax controversy practitioners alike," said planning chair Brian C. McManus of Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C.

By attending this course tax practitioners are able to return to their offices equipped with the latest information and tools to meet the demands of their practices and their tax clients' needs.

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