New York Senior Tax Consultant Alan Appel presented Nov. 14 at NYU’s 75th Institute on Federal Taxation in San Diego, Calif. The six-day program provides tax practitioners from around the country with an overview on current developments; tax controversies; partnerships, LLCs and real estate; trusts and estates; executive compensation and employee benefits; international tax; ethical transactions; and hot tax topics.

Appel spoke on a panel regarding recent developments in U.S. and international law such as FATCA and the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard , and taxpayers’ efforts to keep information regarding ownership of foreign assets from tax authorities. Panelists provided guidance for U.S. tax professionals on how to avoid being complicit in potentially illegal activities in an increasingly transparent country.

Appel is a professor of law and the director of the International Tax Program at New York Law School. He teaches courses in international taxation, Federal income taxation and the tax planningclinic. Appel first started teaching at New York Law School in 2009 as an adjunct professor. As a senior tax consultant at Bryan Cave, he specializes in international and domestic tax planning involving taxation of mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and tax controversy matters.

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