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Capes Sokol Tax Attorneys Present on Ethical Concerns for CPAs

Michelle Feit Schwerin, Sanford J. Boxerman, Sara G. Neill and Laura E. Al-Shathir will be a guest speakers for, “Navigating the Ethical Minefield and Keeping Your C.P.A. License,” a panel CPE hosted by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. This CPE will provide practical advice for avoiding ethical concerns in tax practices and properly handling them when they arise.

Navigating the Ethical Minefield and Keeping Your C.P.A. License

Program Description

Earlier this year, a CPA was sanctioned after it was determined that this individual was representing taxpayers despite a conflict of interest. In September 2013, the IRS Office Of Professional Responsibility obtained a 5-year disbarment of a CPA for violating Circular 230. This two-hour CPE will focus on actual and hypothetical ethical dilemmas that CPAs unintentionally find themselves in and will discuss how these situations could have been avoided. The speakers, lawyers who focus their practices in the areas of criminal and civil tax controversy, intend that the CPE will be more practical than theoretical, and will provide guidance based upon their experiences in representing accountants with ethical problems, as well as representing taxpayers whose accountants had ethical problems which could have been avoided.

Tax Controversy and Litigation Practice Group

Capes Sokol’s Tax Controversy and Litigation practice group advocates for and defends clients in civil and criminal tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Justice and state taxing authorities.  Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations and include closely held companies and non-profit entities. The practice group includes attorneys with advanced degrees in tax law, two Certified Public Accountants, a former federal tax prosecutor, a former public defender, and a highly regarded forensic accountant who previously spent 28 years working as a Special Agent for IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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