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The ABF and Tax Analysts Launch New Panel Series Dedicated to Exploring U.S. Tax Reform

June 19, 2017, ABF news

From left to right: Ajay K. Mehrotra, Dan Shaviro, Peter Merrill, Ray Beeman, and Lee Sheppard.

Photo courtesy of Tax Analysts

This spring, the American Bar Foundation and Tax Analysts have partnered to host Tax Reform: Perspectives From Across the Nation, a new conference series featuring panels of leading taxation experts and scholars series dedicated to examining and advancing the conversation around tax reform in the United States. 

The national tour for Tax Reform: Perspectives From Across the Nation commenced on May 16, 2017 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. ABF Director and Research Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra introduced the panel which included Peter Blessing, head of Cross-Border Corporate Transactions at KPMG, Charlotte Crane, a professor of law at Nortwestern Pritzker School of Law, Eric Solomon, co-director of EY’s National Tax Department, and Joseph Thorndike, contributor and director of Tax Analysts’ Tax History Project. 

The series continued at New York University School of Law on June 14, 2017. The panelists, Ray Beeman, co-leader of the Washington Council at EY, Peter Merrill, principal at PwC US, Daniel Shaviro, NYU School of Law's Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, and Lee Sheppard, contributing editor of Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes, discussed potential avenues that lawmakers could follow to spur national tax reform. Professor Mehrotra served as panel moderator. 

Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, Texas hosted the next conference in the series on June 21, 2017. Christopher Bergin, Tax Analysts’ president and publisher, moderated the panel which featured Mark Humphrey, Senior Vice President at Koch Industries, Greg Matlock, EY’s Americas Energy Tax Leader, David Peck and Christine Vaughan, Tax Partners at Vinson & Elkins, and Bret Wells, an associate Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.

Recordings of the May 16 and June 14 panels are available. To access the event webcasts, please use links below.

To learn about upcoming stops on the national tour, please visit Tax Analysts outreach calendar.

Posted by: Jennifer Montagne

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