LOS ANGELES – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles will examine the arc of non-profit tax policy and management over two decades and discuss what to expect under the new Trump administration during its 20th-annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations (WCTEO), to be held Dec. 1-2, 2016 in downtown Los Angeles.
“The WCTEO gives West Coast practitioners a premiere opportunity to meet government officials while providing a venue where lawyers, accountants and in-house exempt organization staff can interact with each other,” said Professor Ellen Aprill, founding organizer and John E. Anderson Professor of Tax Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. “We are proud to be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Tax policy is a complicated but very relevant issue to everything businesses undertake.”
During the event, prominent tax-exemption experts will survey a range of tax issues currently facing nonprofits. Sessions will address topics such as the tax challenges that arise from trends like crowdfunding and incubators, as well as traditional topics like property tax exemption and private-foundations developments.
The lunchtime keynote address, “Exempt Organization Practice: A 20-Year Retrospective,” will feature Marcus Owens, Loeb & Loeb LLP, who inspired the creation of the WCTEO as director of the IRS Exempt Organizations Division. In addition, “A 20-Year Prospective: Exempt Organizations through 2036” will include Ofer Lion, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Alexander L. Reid, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Jean L. Tom, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; and Stephanie Wilkinson, Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt LLP.
The WCTEO will be at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. A full agenda is available at www.lls.edu/wcteo2016, which includes additional speaker information.
About Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Located on an award-winning Frank Gehry-designed campus in downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. The Law School strives to instill in students the knowledge they need to excel on their chosen paths. It dedicates itself to preparing students for the rigors of practice with an extensive portfolio of practical-training opportunities, a 17,000-strong alumni network and a focus on social justice. Learn more at www.lls.edu.
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