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The MSBA's Tax Section Presents


"Annual Tax Section Judges Conference and Tax Seminar"

Commissioner (SBSE) Faris Fink of the IRS will talk about issues affecting individual and small business taxpayers, including IRS enforcement activities. Commissioner Myron Frans of the DOR will discuss 2013 Minnesota tax legislation and provide an update on Department of Revenue activities, audits, enforcement actions, initiatives, personnel changes, and other items of interest to the tax community. Tamar Gronvall will discuss recent Minnesota tax litigation. John Schmittdiel and Reid Huey will discuss IRS counsel issues. Patrick Burns will discuss ethical issues in tax practice. New Minnesota Tax Court Judges Delapena and Turner 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). 


The Honorable Joanne H. Turner, Judge, Minnesota Tax Court

Faris R. Fink, Commissioner, SBSE, IRS

Myron L. Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Tamar N. Gronvall, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Litigation Division, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

Reid M. Huey, IRS Associate Area Counsel, LB&I

John C. Schmittdiel, IRS Associate Area Counsel, SBSE

Patrick R. Burns, First Assistant. Director, Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board

The Honorable Bradford S. Delapena, Chief Judge, Minnesota Tax Court

0.5 Ethics Credit and 2.5 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
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Date:   Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time:    2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
The University Club
340 Cedar Street, 3rd Floor
St. Paul [Directions/Map]

The Tax Section will also hold its Annual Meeting at 2:00 p.m. to elect officers and council members for 2013-2014, and to conduct other business as may come before the meeting. The Annual meeting will be in the Grill Bar, which is located on the third floor of the University Club.

Program Agenda


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

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 Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336