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Bryan C. Skarlatos Participates In A PLI Panel Entitled “Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know”
October 22, 2021 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
On October 22, 2021, Bryan C. Skarlatos participates in a panel entitled “Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know” for “Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2021” hosted by the Practising Law Institute (PLI).
Description: “Tax Strategies 2021” focuses on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. In their panel, Kelley C. Miller, Bryan C. Skarlatos, and Sharyn M. Fisk (Invited) discuss ethics rules related to advising clients on corporate transactions, including tax motivated transactions and the pitfalls encountered by the advisor at every stage – from the planning of the transaction, to providing tax opinions and recommending return positions, to dealing with the IRS in audit. They also discuss the ethical rules and standards derived from the Internal Revenue Code, Circular 230, the AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services, and the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
- Kelley C. Miller, Partner, Reed Smith, LLP
- Bryan C. Skarlatos, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink LLP
- Sharyn M. Fisk, Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service