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52nd Annual William & Mary Tax Conference to be Held Nov. 16-17

The 52nd annual William & Mary Tax Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, November 16-17, 2006, at the Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Va. The conference is presented by the Law School and the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, and is also sponsored by the Taxation Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Titled “When the Type of Pass-Thru Entity Makes a Difference: A Comparison of Life Cycle Issues for S Corporations and Partnerships, including LLCs,” the conference will include panel discussions on property and liability transfers to the entity; allocations of the entity’s income, gains, deductions, losses and credits; equity incentives/compensatory arrangements for key personnel; ethics­applying circular 230 and Section 6111 to transactions involving S corporations or partnerships; redemptions of ownership interests and divisions of entities; business combinations; federal and state income tax examinations of S corporations, partnerships, and their owners; and recent developments in federal income tax.

Lunch each day will be accompanied by a panel discussion on hot topics in Virginia taxation, and selected estate planning issues for S corporation owners, partners, and LLC members, respectively.

Conference speakers include: Farhad Aghdami, Williams Mullen, Richmond, Virginia; Craig D. Bell, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Virginia; Jeffrey R. Capwell, McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina; Michael J. Desmond, Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington, D.C.; C. Wells Hall III, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina; Gerald A. Kafka, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.; Robert G. McElroy, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Virginia; Cono R. Namorato, Caplin & Drysdale, Washington, D.C.; Brian J. O’Connor, Venable LLP, Baltimore, Maryland; Stephen L. Owen, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, Baltimore, Maryland; Thomas P. Rohman, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Virginia; William L.S. Rowe, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, Virginia; Ira B. Shepard, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas; D. French Slaughter, III, Deloitte LLP, Washington, D.C.; Stefan F. Tucker, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.; Andrea Macintosh Whiteway, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.; B. John Williams, Jr., Shearman & Sterling LLP, Washington, D.C..

For conference registration, fee and accreditation information, call 757-221-3817, by fax at 757-221-3261, or e-mail at [[wmtax]]. You may also visit the tax conference Web site at www.wm.edu/law/institutesprograms/taxconference.