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62nd Annual Spring Tax Institute
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When: 04/29/2016
8:40 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: The University Club
1360 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa  52246
United States
Contact: 319-335-4141

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Please click here to register online (registration handled through the University of Iowa).
For a printable registration form, please click here.

The Honorable Cary Pugh
U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
"Federal Tax Controversy and the Tax Court"

Pugh received an A.B. degree, magna cum laude, in 1987, from Duke University, an M.A. degree, in 1988, from Stanford University and a J.D., in 1994, from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif. She served as a law clerk to Judge Jackson L. Kiser of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia from 1994 to 1995. She was an associate at Vinson & Elkins, LLP from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002, she served as Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, advising committee members on individual and corporate tax issues. From 2002 to 2005, she was the Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel of the United States Internal Revenue Service. Since 2005, she has served as counsel in the tax department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Pugh has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Law’s Master of Laws program. On June 9, 2014, President Obama nominated Pugh to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, to the seat vacated by Judge Robert Wherry who retired from the court. On November 20, 2014 the United States Senate confirmed her.

8:15 - Check-in opens
8:40 – 9:40 - Criminal Tax
- Speakers: Kevin Techau, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa and Jeff McGuire, IRS Special Agent
9:40 – 10:45 - Collection Due Process Proceedings - Speaker: Tamara Borland, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Iowa Legal Aid
10:45 – 11:00 - Break
11:00 – 11:50 - Federal Tax Controversy and the Tax Court
- Speaker: Judge Cary Pugh, U.S. Tax Court
11:50 – 12:20 - Lunch
12:20 – 1:20 - Tax Controversy in Iowa
- Panel
1:20 – 2:20 - Recent Development in State Tax Law - Speaker: Adam Thimmesch, University of Nebraska College of Law
2:20 – 2:30 - Break
2:30 – 3:15 - Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements
- Speaker: Cynthia Boyle Lande, Brown Winick
3:15 – 4:00 - Circular 230 and Tax Ethics - Speaker: Kristy Maitre, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation

Registration Fee - $219
The registration fee of $219.00 includes one copy of selected program materials and the luncheon on Friday. To guarantee that you have materials, it is necessary to pre-register. Participants may register by phone: 1-800-551-9029 or 319-335-4141 or via fax: 319-335-4039. Questions may also be sent to Checks should be made payable to: The Center for Conferences.

Fees paid will be refunded less a $35.00 processing fee if notification of cancellation is received by 8:00 am, Monday, April 25, 2016. After cancellation deadline, no refunds will be issued and course materials will be mailed.

The 62nd Annual Spring Tax Institute program is awaiting official approval for CLE credit (up to 6.5 hours). Once the hours have been confirmed, they will be listed along with the Activity ID Number at Direct questions to

Hotel rooms have been held at the Iowa House in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Call 319-335-3513 to make a reservation. Ask for the “Spring Tax CLE” block when you call.

There is free parking at the University Club.

If you have any questions, contact or call 319-335-4141.

The 62nd Annual Spring Tax Institute is co-sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law CLE Programs and the Taxation Section of The Iowa State Bar Association.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jill DeYoung in advance at 319-335-9028.

The Iowa State Bar Association • 625 East Court Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50309
Ph. (515) 243-3179 • Fax (515) 243-2511