You're receiving this CLE and Events Notice as a member of the Tax Section.


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The MSBA's Tax Law Section Presents


Annual Judges Conference, Tax Seminar
and Annual Meeting

Featured Speakers:

The Honorable George W. Perez, Chief Judge, Minnesota Tax Court

Faris R. Fink, Commissioner, SBSE, IRS

Myron L. Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Tamar Gronvall, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Litigation Division, Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Reid Huey, IRS Associate Area Counsel, LB&I

John Schmittdiel, IRS Associate Area Counsel, SBSE

Terri Cismowski, IRS Appeals Team Manager

Ann Leahy, IRS Appeals Officer

Commissioner (SBSE) Faris Fink will talk about issues affecting individual and small business taxpayers, including IRS responses to abusive tax schemes. Commissioner Myron Frans will discuss 2011 Minnesota tax legislation and provide an update on Department of Revenue activities, audits, enforcement actions, initiatives, personnel changes, and other items of "Hot News" and interest to the tax community. Tamar Gronvall will discuss recent Minnesota tax litigation. John Schmittdiel and Reid Huey will discuss IRS counsel issues. Terri Cismowski and Ann Leahy will discuss the new ex parte rules and other IRS Appeals developments. Judge Perez will discuss current issues affecting the Minnesota Tax Court.

The seminar is from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session, and concludes with a one-hour cocktail party (cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres).

Notice of Annual Meeting: The Tax Section will also hold its Annual Meeting at 2:00 p.m. to elect officers and council members for 2012-2013, and to conduct other business as may come before the meeting. The Annual meeting will be in the Penthouse, which is located on the fourteenth floor of the University Club.

3 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
(event code: 167983)



Date:   Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Time:   2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting of the Section
2:30 p.m. - CLE Program
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
Location:   University Club of St. Paul, Grand Ballroom
340 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN  [Directions/Map]


MSBA Members:  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Government Employees:  $10.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is not available.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336