We are looking forward to attending the American Bar Association (ABA)’s 2015 Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy Conference in Las Vegas, NV from December 9 to December 11, 2015 (this Wednesday through Friday). This event is the annual gathering of the criminal tax defense bar combined with the ABA’s Fifth Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy. This program brings together government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax defense. Post & Schell is pleased to be a Bronze level sponsor of the conference, again.
I also am honored to be a panelist on the Criminal Tax Workshop during the afternoon of December 9; this is an annual panel involving private practitioners, federal prosecutors and former IRS agents that discusses strategies and techniques for handling sensitive civil examinations and criminal investigations, and defending a criminal prosecution. The Workshop should be as lively and entertaining as always; although it is geared towards newer attorneys, the Workshop typically is attended by lawyers of all experience levels. This year, Sandra Brown, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Tax Division for the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, will moderate the panel; many thanks to her for compiling the written materials. My fellow panelists will be Larry Horn, of Sills Cummis & Gross; Caryn Finley, Assistant Chief of the Southern Region of the Criminal Enforcement Section of the DOJ Tax Division; Victor S.O. Song, of Victor Song Consulting; Richard A. Speier, Jr., of Richard Speier & Associates; and Martin A. Schainbaum, of Martin A. Schainbaum, P.C.
After we attend the conference, we hope to summarize some of the highlights.