As the Chair of the Oregon Tax Institute (OTI), I would like to invite you to the 14th Annual Oregon Tax Institute scheduled for June 5 & 6 in Portland, Oregon. We have grown the OTI from a local tax forum into a preeminent tax institute for both tax attorneys and CPAs. Our topic coverage and faculty this year are fabulous and each one of our speakers is a nationally recognized expert in tax law. This year’s OTI will be on par with the best tax institutes in the country.
I hope you will join us in June and I encourage you to sign up for OTI as soon as possible. Also, please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.
The 14th Annual Tax Institute offers an outstanding faculty on hot topics for tax practitioners. Federal income tax developments will be covered in depth, and you will hear about significant national and Oregon SALT developments. Learn the latest about the 0.9% additional Medicare tax on wages and self-employment income, such as tax liability trigger points, the rules, special complications, and refund opportunities. Gain an overview of grantor retained annuity trusts, including ways to present the effectiveness of GRATs to clients. Discuss structuring considerations when a partnership or tenants in common are involved in a Section 1031 exchange. Our experts will demonstrate how LLCs and disregarded entities can be used to solve tax issues, explore the IRSs treatment of conservation easements, and examine the federal tax consequences and pitfalls of converting entities under a variety of state statutes. And what happens when tax professionals cross the line? Find out with a review of the civil and criminal penalties.
Larry J. Brant
Larry J. Brant is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Tax & Benefits practice group at Foster Garvey, a law firm based out of the Pacific Northwest, with offices in Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Washington, D.C.; New York, New York, Spokane, Washington; and Beijing, China. Mr. Brant practices in the Portland office. His practice focuses on tax, tax controversy and transactions. Mr. Brant is a past Chair of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. He was the long-term Chair of the Oregon Tax Institute, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Portland Tax Forum. Mr. Brant has served as an adjunct professor, teaching corporate taxation, at Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College. He is an Expert Contributor to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst. Mr. Brant is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel. He publishes articles on numerous income tax issues, including Taxation of S Corporations, Reasonable Compensation, Circular 230, Worker Classification, IRC § 1031 Exchanges, Choice of Entity, Entity Tax Classification, and State and Local Taxation. Mr. Brant is a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national tax and business conferences for CPAs and attorneys. He was the 2015 Recipient of the Oregon State Bar Tax Section Award of Merit.