2017 Annual Conference
on State Taxation

#TBCTAX17

Wednesday, May 10 - Thursday, May 11

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 NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, this conference provides the most up-to-date information to New York’s tax specialists and an opportunity to network with the experts who implement the state tax law.

The event will kick off with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 10 with a premium selection of hors d’oeuvres and beverages providing a great environment to network with fellow attendees.

The Conference will take place on Thursday, May 11 with all events being held at the Renaissance Albany Hotel.

CEU

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

CLE

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

  • Michelle Casey, NYS Department of Tax and Finance

    Michelle Casey

    Tax Auditor III
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Ferdinan Hogroian

    Matthew Gokey

    Corporate Tax Team Leader
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Caroline Harris, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Caroline L. Harris

    Vice President for Tax Policy and Chief Tax Policy Counsel
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ferdinan Hogroian

    Ferdinand S. Hogroian, Esq.

    Sr. Tax & Legislative Counsel
    Council On State Taxation
  • Jessica Lesczinski, NYS Department of Tax and Fiinance

    Jessica Lesczinski

    Tax Policy Analyst
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Nonie Manion NYS Department of Tax and Finance

    Nonie Manion

    Executive Deputy Commissioner
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Brian McCann, NYS Department of Tax and Finance

    Brian McCann

    Counsel
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Timothy P. Noonan, Hodgson Russ LLP

    Timothy P. Noonan

    Partner, New York State Residency Practice Leader
    Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Robert Plattner, NYS Department of Tax and Finance

    Christopher Pergolino

    Tax Auditor II
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Robert Plattner, NYS Department of Tax and Finance

    Robert D. Plattner

    Deputy Commissioner for Tax Policy
    NYS Department of Tax and Finance
  • Ken Pokalsky, The Business Council

    Kenneth Pokalsky

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

    Marc A. Simonetti

    Partner New York
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Scott M. Susko, McDermott Will & Emery

    Scott M. Susko

    Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery
  • Jack Trachtenberg, Deloitte Tax LLP

    Jack Trachtenberg

    Principal
    Deloitte Tax LLP

Agenda (PDF)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception: Renaissance Albany Hotel
Sponsorship Available

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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 Attorneys

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

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

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

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Article 9A Rules/Implementation

  • Matthew Gokey (Bio), Corporate Tax Team Leader
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Jessica Lesczinski (Bio), Tax Policy Analyst
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Christopher Pergolino (Bio), Tax Auditor II
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Mark Simonetti, Esq. (Bio), Partner
    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Jack Trachtenberg, Esq. (Bio), Principal
    Deloitte Tax LLP

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break
Sponsorship Available

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Key Legal / Litigation Developments

  • Brian J. McCann, Esq. (Bio), Counsel
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Scott Susko, Esq. (Bio), Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP

11:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

New York State Tax Issues for Pass Thru Entities

  • Michelle Casey (Bio), Tax Auditor III
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Timothy Noonan, Esq. (Bio) , Partner
    Hodgson Russ LLP

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon
Sponsorship by Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Keynote:

  • Nonie Manion (Bio), Acting Commissioner
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance

1:15 – 2:05 p.m.

Trump Administration Tax Initiatives and Impact on Business

  • Caroline Harris, Esq. (Bio), Vice President for Tax Policy and Chief Tax Policy Counsel
    US Chamber of Commerce

2:05 – 2:55 p.m.

The Other 49 Survey of State Tax Issues

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

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

2017 New York State Tax Legislation

  • Robert Plattner (Bio), Deputy Commissioner
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Kenneth J. Pokalsky (Bio), Vice President
    The Business Council of NYS, Inc.

3:45 p.m.

Adjourn


Sponsorship Opportunities

Heighten your corporate visibility.

Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor. Call 800.358.1202

Conference Sponsorship Levels:

Premier
$ 5,000
Registration
$ 2,000
Gold
$ 4,000
Continental Breakfast
Sold out
Silver
$ 3,500
A-V
$1,500
Luncheon
Sold out
Refreshment Break
$1,200
Welcome Reception
$ 2,500
Session
$ 1,000
 

Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration(s)
  • Pre and Post Conference List of Participants
  • Recognition in Conference Material and Signage
  • Promotional Item in our Conference Packet
  • Company Logo Displayed at Event

** Fees are for Business Council members. Future members, please contact Sara McDonnell at sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org or call 800.358.1202 for more information.


Registration Information

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

 

Before 5/3/17

After 5/3/17

Business Council Member

$ 349

$ 399

Future 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) receive a non-refundable credit voucher, good for any Business Council event valid for up to one full year.

Register on site


Venue / Hotel Accommodations

Albany Law School
Renaissance Albany Hotel

144 State Street
Albany, New York 12207
Directions

A block of rooms has been reserved at Renaissance Albany Hotel for May 10 – May 11, 2017. Overnight reservations should be made directly through the Renaissance Albany Hotel reservation system.

Rate: $ 189
Group Code: BCNYS
Phone: 888.236.2427
Hotel Cut-off Date: April 20, 2017
Online: Renaissance Albany Hotel Reservation Link

For more information contact Sara McDonnell at 800.358.1202 or sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org