Upcoming Live Stream Premiere
"Taxpayer's Rights During an Audit, Appeals and in Tax Court"
Speakers: Judge James Halpern, Michael Desmond & Jonathan Kalinksi
The Internal Revenue Service is focusing on enforcement across all areas of tax. This panel of experts will take you on a journey from audit, to appeals, and finally to litigation with an emphasis on Tax Court. Learn about where audits come from, navigating the pitfalls of an audit, avoiding a criminal referral, working with the IRS Appeals, and where and hot to litigate a tax case.
CE Credits: 1.5 Hours
Judge James Halpern
Judge Halpern was appointed to the Tax Court on July 10, 1990, reappointed November 2, 2005, and became a Senior Judge on October 16, 2015. He received a B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from the Law School, University of Pennsylvania, and a LL.M. from New York University. Prior to his appointment to the Tax Court, Judge Halpern was a partner at Baker and Hostetler in Washington D.C. He was an associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander in New York City from 1972 to 1974. He was an assistant professor of law at the Law School of Washington and Lee University from 1975 to 1976, and St John's University in New York City from 1976 to 1978.
Michael Desmond, Attorney
Michael Desmond is a partner in the Washington D.C. and Los Angeles offices of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mike served as the 48th Chief Counsel of the IRS, where he was the principal legal officer, overseeing a staff of nearly 1,500 lawyers responsible for interpreting and providing advice on all aspects of the federal tax law and for litigation of more than 25,000 cases pending in the United States Tax Court.
Jonathan Kalinksi, Attorney
Jonathan Kalinski specializes in both civil and criminal tax controversies as well as sensitive tax matters including disclosures of previously undeclared interests in foreign financial accounts and assets and provides tax advice to taxpayers and their advisors throughout the world. He handles both Federal and state tax matters involving individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and trusts and estates.