Master Classes, CLE and Annual Professional Responsibility Workshop

Graduate Tax Program Master Classes/CLE

Is the United States Becoming a (Tax) Haven for Illicit Income of Foreign Nationals? (1.5 Professional Practice Credits)

When: Tuesday, February 21st from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Unlike many other countries, the US does not generally require disclosure of beneficial ownership of corporations and other entities.  The dramatic influx of foreign investment (and foreign financial institutions) into Wyoming, Nevada and Delaware strongly suggests that foreign nationals are creating entities there in which to hide the proceeds of illegal activities from their home taxing authorities. At the same time, the United States and foreign governments are pressing for transparency and exchange of tax information. Tax lawyers and others who advise non-US clients need to be aware of their increasing moral, ethical and legal obligations and the risk of criminal prosecution in connection with facilitating such arrangements.

Speakers: Professor Alan I. Appel, Director, International Tax Program, New York Law School

Leonard Schneidman, Esq., Managing Director, Andersen Tax, Boston, MA

Please see materials here.

Suing the IRS: Selecting the Right Court in Taxpayer Initiated Litigation (1.5 professional practice CLE credits, transitional and non-transitional)

When: Thursday, March 30th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Chair: Lawrence Feld, Adjunct Professor, New York Law School

Speakers:  Barbara Kaplan, Esq., Co-Chair, Global Tax Practice; Chair, New York Tax Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

John P. Barrie, Esq., Partner, Bryan Cave, New York& Washington; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School

See CLE materials here.

International Tax Master Classes/CLE

Comparative Tax Law Perspectives on Worldwide Taxation vs. Territorial Taxation: France and the U.S. (1.5 professional practice CLE credits, transitional and non-transitional)

When: Tuesday, May 2nd from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

This program will explore and discuss the differences between the US system of worldwide taxation of its citizens and residents and Frances’ system of territorial taxation of its nationals and residents.

Featuring Professor Yolande Serandour and the graduates of the LL.M. in Business Taxation program of the University of Rennes, and Professor Alan Appel and students in the Graduate Tax Program at New York Law School.

This CLE program provides 1.5 Professional Practice Credits (both transitional and non-transitional) and is free of charge. Seating is limited and registration is required.

A light lunch will be served at 12:15pm.

Register here.

See CLE Materials here.

The Graduate Tax Program Annual Professional Responsibility Workshop (TAX 403)

All students in the Graduate Tax Program are encouraged to attend the Annual Workshop each year. The challenges of tax practice are numerous and it is important to set aside time to focus on professional responsibility and ethics.

This year’s workshop will take place on Friday, April 28th. Topics will include:

  • Know Your Client: Should You Take on this Representation?
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege and Fiduciaries: Update on Assembly Bill A07088
  • Lawyers At Risk: Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Law Practice
  • And more!!

Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. Lunch will also be served. Program begins at 9am. The workshop offers 5.5 Ethics CLE credits (transitional and non-transitional).

To see CLE materials, please click here.

CLE Credits for Coursework in the Graduate Tax Program

Courses successfully completed within the Graduate Tax Program will qualify for CLE credits for both newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys on the basis of one CLE credit hour for each 50 minute class hour. Students in the Graduate Tax Program (including those non-matriculating) should contact Ashley Oliver at for information about CLE credits.

For more information on New York Law School’s CLE Accredited Provider status, please click here.