Hot Tax Topics: A Look Back at 2015 and a Preview of 2016

A Steptoe-sponsored event
January 28, 2016
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Please join members of Steptoe's Tax Group on Thursday, January 28 for a complimentary seminar in Century City to discuss developments from 2015 and what we anticipate to be the hottest topics for 2016 in the areas of tax legislation and policy, tax controversy, ethics, state and local taxation, Affordable Care Act reporting and compliance, and tax-exempt organizations.  This seminar is perfect for those of you who still need to complete your ethics requirements by the end of January.  



Thursday, January 28, 2016



Registration | 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST

Presentations | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST


Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Century City office
2121 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2800
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Featured Steptoe panelists include: 

  • Joni Andrioff, Partner
  • Cameron Arterton, Of Counsel (former Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel, US Department of Treasury's Office of Tax Policy)
  • Pat Derdenger, Partner (former Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice, Tax Division)
  • Robert Kovacev, Partner (former Senior Litigation Counsel, US Department of Justice, Tax Division)
  • Jennifer Krengel, Of Counsel (former Assistant Chief Counsel and Acting Deputy General Counsel, California Public Employee's Retirement System)
  • Suzanne McDowell, Partner (former Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, National Geographic Society)
  • Robert Rizzi, Partner
  • Don Wellington, Partner (former Associate Benefits Tax Counsel, US Department of the Treasury's Office of Tax Policy)
  • Lisa Zarlenga, Partner (former Tax Legislative Counsel, US Department of Treasury's Office of tax Policy)

Topics for discussion will include: 

  • 2015 significant tax legislation highlights including tax extenders legislation, highway bills,  budget act changes to the TEFRA partnership audit regime, BEPs, and IRS guidance
  • What to expect in tax policy in 2016 including tax reform and other legislation, significant administrative guidance, and the effects of an election year and potential leadership changes
  • Trends in tax controversy and issues to watch for
  • State and local tax: The latest developments in the Gillette case
  • Affordable Care Act reporting and compliance, extended due dates, and penalty relief
  • Corporate philanthropy, including using donor advised funds, opportunities in impact investing, and enhanced charitable deductions
  • Ethics

CLE and CPE credit is pending