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The MSBA's Tax Section Presents


"Annual Judges Conference, Tax Seminar & Annual Meeting"

Featured Speakers:
- The Honorable Kathleen H. Sanberg, Minnesota Tax Court
- Faris R. Fink, Commissioner, SBSE, IRS
- Myron L. Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
- Tamar Gronvall, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Litigation Division, Minnesota Attorney General's Office
- Reid Huey, IRS Associate Area Counsel, LB&I
- John Schmittdiel, IRS Associate Area Counsel, SBSE
- Kristin E. Hickman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
- John W. Windhorst, Jr., Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Thomas R. Muck, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Faris Fink, who recently became the Commissioner for SBSE, will talk about issues affecting individual and small business taxpayers, including IRS responses to abusive tax schemes. Commissioner Myron Frans will discuss 2011 Minnesota tax legislation and provide an update on Department of Revenue activities, audits, enforcement actions, initiatives, personnel changes, and other items of "Hot News" and interest to the tax community. Tamar Gronvall will discuss recent Minnesota tax litigation. John Schmittdiel and Reid Huey will discuss IRS counsel issues. Professor Kristin Hickman, Jack Windhorst and Tom Muck will participate in a panel discussion of the Supreme Court decision in Mayo Foundation v. United States, and address the degree of deference due to regulations under federal and Minnesota law. Judge Sanberg 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).

Notice of Annual Meeting: The Tax Section will also hold its Annual Meeting at 2:00 p.m. to elect officers and council members for 2011-2012, 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.

3 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for (event code: 156241)



Date:   Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Time:    2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - Annual Meeting of the Section
2:30 p.m. - CLE Program
5:30 p.m. - Social
Location:   The University Club
340 Cedar St., Grand Ballroom St. Paul, MN 55101 [Directions/Map]


Section Members:  $25.00
MSBA Members (But Not Tax Section Members):  $30.00
Government Employees: $10.00
Law Students:  
Non-MSBA Members:  $35.00

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 Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336