8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 How a Civil Tax Case Becomes a Criminal Fraud Investigation
Robert Nordlander, Greensboro
Gain insight and perspective on how seemingly routine civil audits can evolve into criminal investigations. The presenter discusses warning signs, pitfalls to avoid and best practices to prevent your civil audit from becoming a criminal scrutiny.
10:10 Understanding the Conservation Easement Controversy
Hale E. Sheppard, Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Atlanta, GA
Learn the ins and outs of conservation easements and review the most recent case law. Then dive into a discussion on how this planning technique became one of the most controversial and highly scrutinized topics with state and federal tax authorities.
11:20 Nationwide Developments in State and Local Tax
Jeffrey A. Friedman, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Washington, DC
Richard D. Pomp, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
Panelists discuss general state and local tax, including key cases and other important updates.
12:20 Lunch Break
12:50 Hot Topics in Partnership Tax
Allie Petrova, Pretrova Law PLLC, Greensboro
The session addresses recent developments in partnership tax enforcement. Hear strategic considerations of the centralized partnership audit regime concerning the partnership representative, partnership return revisions and applicable audit procedures.
2:00 North Carolina Tax Update
William W. Nelson, Smith Anderson, Raleigh
This presentation provides an update on North Carolina income taxes, including taxation under the CARES Act and other recent developments.
3:10 Federal Tax Update
Cassady V. "Cass" Brewer, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA
Receive an update on federal tax laws, then review the provisions enacted in the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and their impact on federal taxes.