New York Senior Tax Consultant Alan Appel, St. Louis Partner Philip Wright, and St. Louis Associate Jessica Edwards will present at the ABA Section of Taxation’s 2016 Midyear Meeting. The three-day conference, Jan. 28-30 in Los Angeles, Calif., will offer CLE programs focused on the latest developments in more than 35 areas of tax law.

On Jan. 29, Appel will moderate the panel “Advanced Withholding Taxation – A Guide for the Perplexed.” The panel will explore the potential withholding tax considerations that may arise from transactions that do not initially appear to be subject to a withholding obligation. Speakers also will discuss planning suggestions to deal with unexpected withholding tax obligations. Edwards will be a featured panelist, along with other prominent tax attorneys and representatives from the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury.

On Jan. 29, Wright will present on the panel “The Use of Partnerships by Consolidated Groups.” The panel will discuss how Subchapter K intersects with consolidated return regulations and will consider partnership incorporations, the sale and purchase of partnership interests, partnership terminations, and the use of partnerships in breaking affiliation and in Granite Trust planning. On Jan. 30, Wright will speak on a second panel regarding current developments in corporate tax, including recent changes in the IRS’s practice regarding section 355 spin-off private letter rulings. His co-panelists include tax attorneys as well as counsel from the International Revenue Service and Department of Treasury.

Appel is a professor of law and the director of the International Tax Program at New York Law School. At Bryan Cave, he focuses his practice in international and domestic tax planning involving taxation of mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, and tax controversy matters.

Edwards’ practice focuses primarily on transactional tax advice. She regularly represents clients in taxable and tax-free acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, and spin-offs and advises on associated tax issues. She also assists clients with domestic and international tax planning and restructurings.

Wright’s practice concentrates primarily on advising clients with regard to the domestic and international tax aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, securities offerings and related tax matters. He also advises clients in controversy matters with the Internal Revenue Service, principally regarding issues involved in acquisitions and divestitures.

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