June 2, 2009
Tax Experts To Discuss How To Recognize
When A Client Has Criminal Exposure
The Thomas M. Cooley Law School Graduate Tax Program is co-sponsoring an expert panel discussion entitled "If Your Client’s a Criminal: Recognizing When a Tax Client Has Criminal Exposure." The event will be held Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus, 2630 Featherstone Road. A networking reception will begin at 5 p.m. and the panel discussion will be held from 6:20 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The panel will discuss why it’s important for accounting, legal and other professionals to recognize when a tax client has criminal exposure, and explain:
* The method the IRS uses to refer cases for criminal prosecution
* Indicators the IRS use to select criminal cases
* Cues a tax practitioner should recognize as a case that is in the criminal referral process
* Privilege issues
The experts also will offer advice for successful interaction with IRS administrators, legal consultants and other IRS personnel
Registration is $50. Special discounts are available for law students. Online registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/June4registration.
* Sandi Carter, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, Detroit IRS Field Office
* Maurice Eadie, Supervisor for the Detroit Branch of the IRS, Special Enforcement Group in Examination
* Professor Alan M. Gershel, former Chief, Criminal Division U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan
* Richard E. Zuckerman, J.D., Senior Partner, Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Cooley Law School, the Oakland University School of Business Administration’s Center for Integrated Business Research and Education (CIBRE) and the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section are co-sponsoring the event as part of the CIBRE Continuing Professional Education Week, which begins Tuesday, June 2 and offers seminar sessions on a range of topics available for certified public accountant continuing education credits. More information is available at www.sba.oakland.edu/ce/cpeweekend.
Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation. Founded in 1972, it operates J.D. programs across Michigan in downtown Lansing, Auburn Hills and downtown Grand Rapids. Today, Cooley Law School has more than 13,000 graduates across the nation and worldwide and also offers joint degree and master of laws programs. Cooley offers enrollment three times a year; in January, May and September. Additional information about Cooley can be found at cooley.edu.