American Bar Association
Taxation Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Taxation Committee

Message From The Chair

As the incoming Chair of the Business Law Section Taxation Committee, I would like to tell you about past events and welcome you to our numerous upcoming events. We had two very successful programs at the fall meetings in Chicago last September. Your Tax Committee teamed up with the PEVC to present a very well-attended panel on International Funds, including US and foreign tax aspects of outbound fund investment. We also were fortunate to welcome Professor Annette Nellen to our committee meeting to discuss hot topics in tax.

Many of you responded to my call for speakers last month and we have a packed agenda for Montreal in April, 2016. In addition to our committee meeting, which will include a presentation on US-Canada cross border employment tax issues, we are teaming up with the Business Bankruptcy Committee for a program on distressed company sales, and the M&A Committee for tax considerations in domestic and international M&A transactions. The Montreal meetings promise to provide a wide variety of content.

In addition to the live panels at the upcoming Spring meeting, the Section will be broadcasting Tax Committee webinars on more specific topics, including inversions, invalidation of regulations, municipal financing and business succession planning. You should contact me if you or someone in your firm would like to participate in a presentation or webinar.

The Tax Committee now has an ABA Fellow, Dan Knudsen, to help us with updating our website, and a law student volunteer, Jacob Heyka, to assist with programming. We will be working to include our upcoming activities on line.

This will be a very active year for the Tax Committee, and we will be seeking suggestions, content and speakers. In particular, the Tax Committee would like to encourage some of our younger lawyers to take an active role and use this Committee as an opportunity to gain exposure or sharpen skills. I am looking forward to seeing the year unfold for our members.

Roger Royse
Chair, Taxation Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Taxation Committee is to help business lawyers gain a basic understanding of the important tax issues that inevitably arise in their practices. The Committee seeks to act as a bridge between tax law and business law, and to increase communication about tax issues among the various committees of the Business Law Section, and between the Business Law Section and the Tax Section.

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Beyond the Promise to Pay: How Security Interests Help Ensure a Successful Lending Transaction


    Even a well-drafted loan agreement can spell losses for your lending clients if the borrower fails to pay or becomes insolvent. To help avert such problems, many lenders take a UCC Article 9 security interest in the borrowers personal property assets (including inventory, equipment, receivables and/or ...

    2017 Cyberspace Law Institute

    San Diego

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting, event and dinner ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be granted for all written ...

    2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Meeting

    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Registration for the meeting and event ticket purchases must now take place onsite at the Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA beginning 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Cancellation Policy: Refunds ...


Program Materials and Other Information

Annual 2015 - Hot Tax Topics
Spring 2009 - US - Canada Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions - Tax Considerations in a Distressed Global Economy
Annual 2008 - Family-Controlled LLCs and Partnerships
Annual 2008 - Sale & Purchase of Privately Held Corporations
Global Conference 2008 - Tax Treaties and Anti-Treaty Shopping Initiatives
Spring 2008 - Top 15 Tax Issues Every Corporate Lawyer Should Know About
Spring 2008 - Entity Classification and Conversion
Spring 2008 - Partnership Mergers and Divisions
May 2008 Program - Taxation of Business Transactions
Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Tax Positions: FASB Interpretation No. 48
Annual 2007 - Tax Issues in Private Equity & Venture Capital
Spring 2007 - Tax and Regulation: How Does the Process Work
Spring 2007 - Tax Issues in Compensating Partners and LLC Members
Annual 2005 - New Tax Reporting Rules Affecting Unincorporated Businesses and the Lawyers Who Represent Them (Find Out About the Fines Before They Find You and Your Clients)
Annual 2005 - Federal and State Tax Issues Routinely Confronted by Business Lawyers-Part 3: M&A
Spring 2005 - Current Developments in the Federal and State Tax Law Affecting Businesses
Spring 2005 - Federal and State Tax Issues Routinely Confronted by Business Lawyers - Part 2 Operations, Distributions, Divisions and Liquidations
Annual 2004 - Federal and State Tax Issues Routinely Confronted By Business Lawyers (Including Recent Developments) - Part 1: Formation of a Business Through Its First Year of Operations



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