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October 04, 2013

MacNeil to Speak at Tax Strategies 2013

The three-day Tax Strategies 2013 program, which will be held on October 16-18, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Manhattan, NY, focuses on tax issues involved in modern major corporate transactions. Topics from relatively simple 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 will be covered. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, and refinancing corporate turnovers and other activities will be emphasized, with particular attention being paid to consolidated return issues, to financially troubled businesses, to the role of new financial products and the effects of the evolving economic substance and business purpose doctrine, and to selected current issues in mergers and acquisitions, including the effects of recent legislation on executive compensation.

Ellen MacNeil will present Tax Accounting Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions covering topics such as tax accounting issues arising from taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, treatment of M&A expenses, interspersed with recent regulations and accounting method issues.

Ellen leads the WTAS National Tax Office. She has over 30 years of experience in tax consulting for major U.S. businesses. A member of the board of directors of The Tax Council, she has also served as chair of the ABA Taxation Section’s Tax Accounting Committee and chair of the AICPA’s Tax Accounting Committee. She has chaired the ABA Taxation Section’s Committee on Government Submissions and has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Tax Division.

October 16-18, 2013
New York, NY

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