2018 Annual Conference on State Taxation

Wednesday, May 2 – Thursday, May 3, 2018
Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street, Albany

About the Conference

The Conference focuses specifically on the latest tax issues and disseminates how these will impact businesses in New York State.

Presented in cooperation with Albany Law School and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, this conference provides the most up-to-date information to New York’s tax specialist and an opportunity to network with the experts who implement the state tax law.

A Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 2. The Conference will take place on Thursday, May 3 with all events being held at The Renaissance Albany Hotel.

CEU

This Conference has been approved for 5.5 CEU credits for New York Certified public accountants under section 7409 of New York State Education Law, New York Sponsor License # 002719.

CLE

Albany Law SchoolThis Conference has been approved for up to 6.5 CLE Credits (5.5 professional CLEs and 1 Ethics).

Albany Law School’s Institute of Legal Studies has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This course has been accredited as a source of Continuing Legal Education credits for all attorneys in the State of New York.

For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Institute of Legal Studies at 518.472.5888


Speakers

  • Deborah Bierbaum, AT&T

    Deborah Bierbaum

    AT&T
  • Christopher L. Doyle, Hodgson Russ LLP

    Christopher L. Doyle, Esq.

    Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Peter L. Faber, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP

    Peter L. Faber, Esq.

    McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
  • Ferdinand S. Hogroian, Esq., COST

    Ferdinand S. Hogroian, Esq.

    Council On State Taxation (COST)
  • Jeffrey L. Hyde, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Jeffrey L. Hyde

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Nonie Manion, New York State Department of Tax and Finance

    Nonie Manion

    New York State Department of Tax and Finance
  • Alysse McLoughlin, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Alysse McLoughlin

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Roberta Moseley Nero, New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal

    Roberta Moseley Nero, Esq.

    New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal
  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

    Kenneth J. Pokalsky

    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
  • Marc A. Simonetti, Eversheds Sutherland

    Marc A. Simonetti, Esq.

    Eversheds Sutherland
  • Scott M. Susko, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

    Scott M. Susko, Esq.

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Agenda (print)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception: Renaissance Albany Hotel
Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP

THURSDAY, MAY 3

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Early Bird Session—Ethics for Tax Professionals

  • Scott Susko, Esq. (Bio), Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky (Bio), Vice President
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

9:10 - 10:00 a.m.

Federal Tax Reform – How States’ Are Responding

  • Ferdinand S. Hogroian, Esq. (Bio), Senior Tax & Legislative Counsel
    Council On State Taxation (COST)

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Ernst &Young LLP

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

New York State Budget / Legislative Review and Comment / Federal “Conformity” & Mitigation

  • Peter L. Faber, Esq. (Bio), Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Jeffrey L. Hyde (Bio), Project Leader - State and Local Tax Policy, Managing Director
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Alysse McLoughlin, Esq., Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Scott Palladino, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Tax Policy
    New York State Department of Tax & Finance

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

New York State Tax Tribunal

  • Roberta Moseley Nero, Esq. (Bio), President & Commissioner
    New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal
  • Christopher L. Doyle, Esq. (Bio), Partner
    Hodgson Russ LLP

12:20 - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon
Sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

KEYNOTE:

  • Nonie Manion (Bio), Acting Commissioner
    New York State Department of Tax & Finance

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Article 9A Reform “Lesson Learned” / Rule Update / Open Issues

  • Jack Trachtenberg, Esq., Partner
    Deloitte

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Outcome of Wayfair v South Dakota and Issues for New York State

  • Marc A. Simonetti, Esq. (Bio), Partner New York
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Deborah R. Bierbaum (Bio), Assistant Vice President Tax, External Tax Policy
    AT&T and Member, Business Advisory Council to Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Business Council Tax Committee Report

  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky (Bio), Vice President
    The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

4:15 p.m.

Adjourn

 

AV / Production
Sponsorship Available

As of April 17, 2018



Registration Information

Payment must accompany registration. Registration includes all sessions conference material; welcome reception, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and luncheon.

  Before 4/25/18 After 4/25/18
Business Council Member $ 349 $ 399
Non-member $ 425 $ 475

To Cancel: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) received a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event, valid for up to one year from date.

Venue / Hotel Accommodations

Renaissance Albany Hotel

144 State Street
Albany, New York 12207
Directions

Rate: $ 189
Group Code: CNYCNYA
Phone: 888.236.2427
Hotel Cut-off Date Extended: April 13, 2018
Online: Book your group rate for BCNYS Tax Conference

renaissance Albany Hotel

For more information contact Sara McDonnell or Kelli Gormley at 800.358.1202

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