Three Capes Sokol Lawyers to Present at 2018 ABA Tax Section Fall Meeting

On October 5-6, 2018, Capes Sokol tax lawyers Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, Sara G. Neill, and Michelle F. Schwerin will present in front of the country’s leading tax attorneys and government officials at the 2018 American Bar Association Tax Section Joint Fall Meeting.

On Friday, Laura Al-Shathir will moderate a panel discussion on, “Important Developments in the Federal Income Taxation of S Corporations.”  The panel will discuss recent legislative, administrative and judicial developments relating to S corporations and their shareholders.

Later that day, Michelle Schwerin will present on, “The IRS’s Modern Use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Tax Enforcement.”  The panel will discuss the fundamentals of the IRS’s big data analytics program, potential taxpayer privacy concerns, and what tax practitioners should be aware of when they represent clients in the future.

On Saturday, Michelle will provide an update on “Important Civil Developments” to the Tax Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee.

Finally, Sara Neill will moderate a presentation focused on “Preparing Your Client (the Taxpayer) for the Government Interview.”  The panel of experienced tax litigators will discuss how they decide whether to let their clients talk and the strategy involved in those decisions. The panelists will offer practical tips for preparing your client for the government interview, handling the interview itself, and what to do if the interview goes “off the rails.”

For additional information: 2018 American Bar Association Tax Section Joint Fall Meeting



Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir counsels clients ranging from individuals and small business owners to multi-national corporations, limited liability companies, S corporations and non-profits. She provides tax and business planning advice in various corporate transactions, including selection and formation of business entities, acquisitions, expansions, employee benefits and executive compensation, redemptions of ownership interests, and dissolutions and terminations of businesses.

For more information about Laura, please visit her profile.

Sara G. Neill, chair of Capes Sokol’s Civil and Criminal Tax Controversy and Litigation group, represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal federal and state tax matters.

For more information about Sara, please visit her profile.

Michelle F. Schwerin represents individuals and businesses in a variety of tax matters, including tax liability disputes, innocent spouse claims, claims for penalty abatement, refund claims and litigation, preparer and promoter penalty investigations and tax collection matters.

For more information about Michelle, please visit her profile.

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