ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA | CITE will host a U.S. Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions conference, May 7 & 8 in New York City, providing a comprehensive update on the latest tax strategies and techniques in structuring both domestic and cross-border acquisitions as well as the latest regulatory developments in tax.
"Although the world of mergers and acquisitions is heating up again and recent developments create great opportunities, they also bring with them numerous problems for both the acquiring companies and their targets," notes Diane Pastore, Executive Director at Bloomberg BNA | CITE. "This conference will provide step-by-step explanations of the strategies and techniques used to reach tax-efficient, practical solutions."
Attendees will examine indemnification issues, key tax issues in reviewing acquisition documents, tax sharing agreements, foreign tax credit documentation and carryover issues, and state tax nexus issues. Attendees will also receive a check list to help them get through key aspects of tax compliance.
Strategies for making a Sec. 338 (h) (10) election will also be discussed, and questions—including when a stock purchase can be treated like an asset purchase, the benefits of electing asset sale treatment, and considerations for both buyers and sellers—will be answered.
Conference sessions will cover different ways to structure a deal, provide an overview of taxable and tax-free acquisitions, discuss examples of typical transactions under Subchapter C and alphabetical classes of reorganizations, and identify the role of the tax director in corporate M&A deals. Frequently encountered traps and opportunities will also be addressed.
By attending the two-day conference, attendees will:
Optimize the structuring of M&A transactions
Understand the M&A issues involving partnerships, LLCs and Hybrids
Properly conduct tax due diligence
Maximize M&A tax benefits for consolidated returns
Maximize the benefits of making a Sec. 338(h)(10) election
Recognize special tax issues in international/cross-border transactions
Understand the impact of contingent liabilities and deductibility of corporate tax losses in doing an M&A transaction
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