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

Laura serves as tax and corporate counsel to businesses in a variety of industries. She provides business planning advice for corporate transactions, focusing on associated federal income tax issues, resolving complex tax controversy matters, foreign income and assets tax compliance issues.

Michelle F. Schwerin

Michelle F. Schwerin represents individuals and businesses in a variety of white collar and civil and criminal 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.

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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