Neill & Boxerman to Present at the ABA’s 2017 Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud

On December 7th, Sara G. Neill and Sanford J. Boxerman will present at the American Bar Association’s 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Seventh Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy.

The 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud is the annual gathering of the criminal tax defense bar combined with the Seventh Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy. This annual event, presented by the American Bar Association Taxation and Criminal Justice Sections, brings together national practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax prosecutions and defense. Attendees and presenters include high-level government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners.

Internal Investigations: How to Navigate Ethical Issues To Learn What You Need To Know

Moderator: Bryan C. Skarlatos

Speakers: Armando Gomez, Sanford J. Boxerman, Nanette Davis

When a company, its owners, officers, and employees may all be implicated, there are multiple tactical, ethical and substantive challenges for defense counsel. This panel will address common issues that arise in conducting an internal investigation, including the ethical questions of conflicts of interest, privilege, and confidentiality; broader issues such as cooperation and penalties; and key strategies for conducting internal investigations and resolving corporate criminal investigations.

Civil Fraud and Accuracy Penalties: Strategies for the Administrative Appeal and Litigation

Moderator: Sara G. Neill

Speakers: Niles A. Elber, Diana L. Erbsen, Philip Wilson

Hear a roundtable discussion regarding issues of good faith, reasonable cause and reliance or ignorance as possible defenses to accuracy penalties. Special focus on defending against the civil fraud penalty, including the legal standards, tips for avoiding it, and strategies for handling it at appeals and in Tax Court litigation. The IRS has become more diligent about asserting taxpayer penalties, and recent cases have addressed taxpayers’ ability to avoid penalties by relying on the advice of a professional. Practical advice and recommendations to protect your client . . . and you!

For more information, please visit: 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Seventh Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy Program

Sanford J. Boxerman

Sandy represents individuals and entities in white collar criminal prosecutions, internal investigations, and criminal and civil tax matters. He also counsels clients in the digital currency and blockchain space, primarily regarding regulatory and tax matters.

Sara G. Neill

Sara represents clients in criminal tax investigations and prosecutions. In addition, she handles federal tax audits, administrative appeals and tax litigation. Sara has significant experience defending tax practitioners in audits, investigations, and matters involving the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and State licensing boards.

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