California Bar Schedules Annual Tax Bar And Tax Policy Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 01:00

During this time of unprecedented economic change, it is more important than ever for tax professionals to stay on the cutting edge of tax law. To that end, the State Bar of California has scheduled the 2009 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy Conference, designed for tax attorneys, tax accountants, financial planners, enrolled agents, government tax officials and legislators and their staff.

The two-day conference will begin Thursday November 12 and run until Saturday, November 14, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego.

This year the conference will offer 33 educational sessions, including 11 state and local tax programs and 22 comprehensive federal tax programs in the following areas: business entities, estate and gift, income and other tax, international, procedure and litigation, tax exempt entities, tax policy practice and legislations, and programs by the Young Tax Lawyers group.

Speakers include the nation's leading tax practitioners. Among them are Edward Kleinbard of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and former chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation; Professor Richard D. Pomp, the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut Law School; Eric Solomon, former treasury assistant secretary for tax policy; California State Controller John Chiang; and Betty T. Yee, chairwoman, CA State Board of Equalization.

Networking opportunities have also been scheduled: major luncheons with keynote speakers Thursday and Saturday, committee luncheons, dinners for CTPC and Tax attendees on Friday evening, cocktail receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings, and an after-hours lounge on Friday night.

For more information about available CLE credits, times and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

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