Chamberlain Hrdlicka announces that its Atlanta office will host a Tax Forum at the Commerce Club on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST. Shareholder David Aughtry will lead the forum with the help of attorneys John Hackney, Scot Kirkpatrick and Kristen Lowther. The presentation will address the ramifications of “reportable transaction” notices for captives, conservation partnerships and their participants. Complete details and registration are available here.
“In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the IRS issued notice 2016-66 and Notice 2017-10 classifying captives and conservation easement partnerships as transactions of interest and, therefore, reportable transactions,” explains David Aughtry. “With the extension of the captive filing date, the Forms 8886 and 8918 must be filed for all material advisors and participants by May 1, 2017. Prior to May 1, firms must determine the breadth of the material advisor and, along with their clients, decide who needs to file, what needs to be said, and how far back the filing must go. During the tax forum, we will address these and other questions, as well as facilitate an informed discussion about the upcoming filing date.”
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s tax practice is a core strength of the firm, with more than one-third of its lawyers either practicing primarily or having a strong background in tax law. Many of the attorneys are board certified in tax law and have worked with the IRS or the Department of Justice Tax Division. The firm’s clients include a wide range of public companies, privately held businesses, partnerships and joint ventures, individuals, estates and tax-exempt organizations.
As a member of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Tax and Tax Controversy and Litigation practices, Aughtry focuses his practice on civil and criminal tax litigation. He is a nationally recognized speaker, and has presented for the Tax Executives Institute, Mississippi Tax Institute, American Tax Institute, Georgia Tax Conference, AICPA Valuation Conferences and various other tax programs. Aughtry was recently selected as a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and is recognized as a national authority in tax litigation by Chambers USA and the U.S. Legal 500 Guide.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies, as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. The firm offers counsel in tax planning and tax controversy, corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, commercial and business litigation, real estate and construction law.