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Past Event
5 May 2016 - 7 May 2016


  • Matthew A. McDonald
    T +1 312 701 8321

2016 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting

The best ideas evolve when great minds come together! Join the ABA Section of Taxation for the 2016 May Meeting, May 5-7 in Washington, DC. This meeting brings together the nation’s leading tax practitioners to discuss current issues, topics and legislation. This two-day meeting will give you the resources and information you need on the latest developments, strategies and techniques to represent and meet the needs of your clients and take your practice to the next level. Attendees, speakers and guests include high-level government officials, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax law.

 Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to:

  • Meet with the country’s leading attorneys and government officials to discuss the latest federal policies, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts and planning ideas.
  • Earn valuable CLE and Ethics credits.
  • Network with Section of Taxation members, government and other special guests.

Tax Transactions & Consulting associate Matt McDonald (Chicago) is a panelist for "The FIRPTA Provisions of the PATH Act". This panel will address recent changes to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA), including an expanded exemption for publicly traded REIT stock, a new exemption for REIT stock owned by qualified shareholders; and a free pass from FIRPTA altogether for certain foreign pension funds. The panel will focus on planning under the new rules, as well as a few quirks and traps for the unwary.

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