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The Future of IRS Voluntary Disclosures in a Post-OVDP World (July 18, 2019)

Program Number: 2993 Presenter: Matthew D. Lee, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** Following the termination last fall of its immensely successful Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a new regime to govern all voluntary disclosures regarding tax noncompliance. These new procedures apply to both domestic and offshore voluntary disclosures, and in many ways, they replicate the procedures under the now-shuttered OVDP. In other ways, the new procedures are significantly different, particularly the new civil penalty framework, which calls for the imposition of a 50 percent penalty on undisclosed offshore financial assets, and a 75 percent civil fraud penalty on unpaid taxes. This program will trace the history of IRS voluntary disclosure programs, review key elements of the new regime

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Impending Legalization - Hot Topics in Cannabis Law

Program Number: 2981 Presenter: Robert Hertman, Esq., James K. Landau, Esq., Andrew Schriever, Esq.

The legalization of cannabis by states across the nation for both medical and adult use has caused a surge in the production and distribution of legal marijuana and a significant increase in related service providers, including marketers, sellers of paraphernalia and investors. The laws vary greatly from state to state and the sale of cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The faculty for this seminar features several leading authorities on the subject. This comprehensive program on cannabis law will introduce you to the most relevant issues for businesses and attorneys looking to get involved in this emerging industry. The faculty will cover the issues involved in the regulation of cannabis and possible future regulation and an overview of recent case law around the nation affecting this industry. The faculty will also discuss conflicts between federal and state law and policy, including application of ethics rules such as Rule 1.2 of

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"Business Purpose" And Dividing the Family Corporation: Think Before You Let it Rip (June 26, 2019)

Program Number: 2960 Presenter: Louis Vlahos, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** The “family” is sometimes described as the smallest social organization. | Its members often comprise the entire ownership and workforce of another social organization – the business organization. As in society generally, business organizations, regardless of their size, are owned and operated by individuals whose interests in and visions for the business, though usually aligned, may diverge to the point of jeopardizing the continued health and viability of the organization, not to mention of the family. In extreme circumstances, one feuding member of the family will try to buy out the other. | Alternatively, they may decide to divide the business between them, with each taking a share. Although such a division may sound

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A Primer on International Taxation

Program Number: 2929 Presenter: Jacob Stein, Esq.

This will be a discussion on inbound taxation (foreigners doing business or investing in the U.S.). Attendees will learn the important aspects such as income taxes applicable to non-resident aliens, pre-immigration planning, FIRPTA, and ownership structures for non-resident aliens. The discussion will also touch on the changes to international taxation brought about by the new tax act.

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Filing Taxes on Crypto Gains/Losses

Program Number: 2918 Presenter: John Rafferty, Esq.

After millions of new users flooded Cryptocurrency exchanges in late 2017, most cryptocurrencies saw a jumpy start to 2018 and erased many of their recent gains during the remainder of the year. Crypto investors were faced in 2018 with the choices to sell depressed assets or acquire new positions at discounted rates. Whether investors bought or sold, or just conducted atomic swaps in their crypto wallets, these transactions create certain, specific obligations for U.S. Citizens, whether home or abroad. Tune in to this Crypto/Tax CLE to learn about the legal requirements for reporting crypto gains, losses and swaps and learn about some online tools that just might make preparing to file your return simpler.

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A Trial Lawyer’s Perspective on FINRA Arbitrations and Expungement Proceedings (September 11, 2019)

Program Number: 29117 Presenter: Matthew Kohel, Esq., George Mahaffey, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online Programs are not available until after the program date. If the online purchase button is not showing, then the on-demand program is not yet available. **** By opening a securities account with a broker-dealer, the customer has agreed to resolve disputes through binding arbitration. FINRA arbitrations bear some resemblance to litigation, but there are significant differences, such as limited discovery and motion practice, relaxed rules of evidence, and no appellate rights. These limitations emphasize the importance of persuasively presenting a client’s case, themes, and evidence at the hearing. A skilled trial lawyer should not view these limitations as a weakness but use them to his or her advantage in representing the client. The end of the arbitration is not necessarily the end of the matter for the financial services professional. The desire to expunge a negative

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Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation: Mastering Cryptos, Blockchain, and Digital Currency Law

Program Number: 2882 Presenter: Andrew Bull, Esq.

Cryptocurrencies have expanded exponentially in the United States, creating substantial legal and regulatory issues. Navigating the regulatory is extremely complicated, and the framework changes constantly for businesses, governments, and individuals entering the industry. This comprehensive program will detail the different regulatory frameworks, what considerations are required, as well as a deeper look at the technology itself and the complications it poses to the law. This comprehensive program on blockchain law will introduce you to the most relevant issues and practical solutions, including Blockchain, public ledgers, cryptocurrencies, financial transactions, smart contracts, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), best practices, and avoidance strategies. The faculty will also cover the changes and progress on the latest legal developments and future regulations.

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Money Laundering via Cryptocurrencies: Regulatory, Enforcement and Intel Perspectives

Program Number: 2859 Presenter: Ross S. Delston, Lourdes C. Miranda

This program focuses on compliance and regulatory challenges as well as understanding the use of cryptocurrencies to launder money or finance terrorism. Like any store of value—including fiat currency, precious metals and precious stones—cryptocurrencies can facilitate a broad range of illicit activities, including the sale of illicit goods and services, fraud schemes, and terrorism. Come hear our three experts discuss the challenges regulators, law enforcement and the intelligence community have in collecting, analyzing, and investigating cryptocurrency transactions and mitigating threats.

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Legal Cannabis and Taxes

Program Number: 2858 Presenter: Jennifer Benda, Esq.

This webinar will give background on tax issues faced by legal cannabis businesses. We will review the background of Section 280E, IRS guidance, IRS audits of cannabis businesses, and litigation involving how Section 280E applies to legal cannabis businesses. We will explore issues that have been resolved in the courts and issues that make determining tax liabilities of cannabis businesses and their owners a difficult task with a lot of uncertainty.

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Making your Client Judgement Proof: A Practical Guide to Asset Protection Planning

Program Number: 2848 Presenter: Jacob Stein, Esq.

From the underlying substantive law to practical aspects of making your client judgment-proof (i.e., what works and what does not), this program will provide an overview on protecting your clients’ assets from plaintiffs and creditors. We will focus on the strategies and solutions used to protect common assets such as houses, bank and brokerage accounts, businesses, professional practices and retirement plans. The instructor will share real-life stories and anecdotes and will present a very practical approach to protecting assets. The discussion will also cover asset protection planning in a troubled economy, focusing on protecting assets from lenders and landlords and how to plan after a lawsuit, a default or an accident.

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