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Friday, May 11, 2012

ABA Tax Section May Meeting

ABA Tax SectionThe ABA Tax Section May meeting continues today in Washington, D.C.. The full program here. Today's highlight is the Teaching Taxation program on Thinking Outside the Box, While Inside a Tank:

This program will examine how think tanks and advocacy groups influence tax policy. The panelists will discuss the ways in which their respective organizations select research topics and causes, obtain financial support to achieve their objectives, interact with members of Congress and measure their success in influencing the tax legislative process. The panelists will also address how their organizations work with academics and others from educational institutions and experts from other outside groups.

  • Brian Galle (Boston College) (moderator)
  • J.D. Foster (Heritage Foundation)
  • Diane Lim Rogers (Concord Coalition)
  • Donald Marron (Urban Institute)

Other Tax Profs with speaking roles today include:

  • Bankruptcy & Workouts: Acquisition of Troubled Corporations -- Don Leatherman (Tennessee)
  • Diversity: The Road Less Traveled: Exploring Niche Tax Practices -- Janet Milne (Vermont)
  • Employee Benefits Distributions Update -- Kathryn Kennedy (John Marshall)
  • Indian Tribal Tax: States vs. Tribes: The Tobacco Tax Controversies -- Richard Pomp (Connecticut)
  • Partnerships & LLCs: Is there Alchemy when Debt Disappears in Partnership Contribution/Distribution Transactions? -- Don Leatherman (Tennessee)
  • Task Force on Patenting Tax Strategies -- Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.)
  • Tax Policy and Simplification: Perspectives on Tax Reform: Restoring the Middle Class -- Roberta Mann (Oregon), Ajay Mehrotra (Indiana)

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