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THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH, 2012

Registration is from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome Speech

  • Dr. Julie Sullivan, Vice President and Provost – University of San Diego
  • Dean Stephen Ferruolo – University of San Diego School of Law
  • Patrick W. Martin, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
  • Consul Remedios Gómez Arnau - General Consul of Mexico in San Diego

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Course 1: Current Tax and Political Analysis of Mexico vs. US. and Challenges ahead

Moderator:  Profesor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Director of the International Tax LLM Program -- University of Michigan Law School

Panelists:
  • Ernesto Revilla – Head of Income Tax Policies Unit, SHCP (Mexican IRS)
  • Joseph Calianno, Esq. – Grant Thornton LLP IRS


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Break


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Course 2A: Tax and Legal Issues of Mexicans Acquiring Operating Business in the U.S.

Moderator:  Abel Mejia, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:

  • Brad Martinson, Esq. – Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Phillip Jelsma, Esq. – McKenna Long
  • Lic. Javier Díaz de León – Trón Abogados

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Course 2B: U.S. International Tax: Regulatory & Legislative Update

Moderator: Professor Mark Hoose, Associate Professor – University of San Diego, School of Law Panelists:

Joshua D. Odintz, Esq. – Baker & McKenzie LLP
Michael J. Desmond, Esq. – Law offices of Michael J. Desmond
Marc J. Gerson, Esq. – Miller & Chevalier Chartered


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Course 2C: Complex FBAR Questions and other Foreign Asset Reporting Pitfalls: Plethora of Forms

Moderator:  Jon P. Schimmer, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Neil Sullivan, CPA, Chair of the AICPA Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Reporting (FBAR) Task Force – International Tax Compliance Group, LLC
  • Professor Narelle MacKenzie, International Taxation – San Diego State University

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Break


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM


Course 3A: FATCA's Impact on Local Financial Institutions in the Americas

Moderator:  Patrick W. Martin, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:

  • Richard Kando, CPA  – Navigant
  • Lic. José Luís Bracho Ortiz, General Counsel – Bank Association of Mexico
  • Lic. Gabriela Burgues – CB Abogados (Costa Rica)
  • J. Richard Harvey, Prior Senior Advisor to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, Villanova School of Law


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Course 3B: Planning for Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions (International Structures to Invest in Mexico)

Moderator: Abel Mejía, Esq.Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:

  • Michiel Schul, Esq. – Loyens & Loeff
  • Lic. Ricardo León Santacruz – Sanchez Devanny
  • Vadana P. Harris, Esq. - Foster Pepper PLLC



11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Course 3C: U.S. Visa Status and U.S. Tax Return Filing Requirements

Moderator: Elettra Menarini, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Jan Joseph Bejar, Esq. – Law offices of Jan J. Bejar APLC
  • Dara Green, J.D., LL.M., International Tax Director – Kaufman, Rossini & Co.
  • Pedro Corona de la Fuente, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Lunch


Course 4: International Tax "Current State & Play"

Keynote Speaker:
  • Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Director of the International Tax LLM Program – University of Michigan Law School
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2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Course 5A: Overview and Analysis of the Mexican 2012 Tax Reform – Taxpayers Rights Perspective

Moderator: Enrique Hernández, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

  • Lic. Juan Carlos Roa – Procuraduría de la Defensa del Contribuyente (Prodecon)
  • Dr. Herbert Bettinger Barrios - Ernst & Young
  • Lic. Jorge Kim Villatoro, Head of Income Tax Policies Legislation Unit - Secretaria de Hacienda y Crédito Público
     
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Course 5B: U.S. - Mexico - Canada - Joint Tax Audits; Will It Ever Become a Reality?

Moderator:  Ruffus Von Thulen Rhoades - Visiting Professor - USD, School of Law 

Panelists:
  • Lic. Guillermo Villasenor - Sanchez Devanny
  • Lic. Sergio Luís Pérez – Transfer Pricing Tax Administrator , SAT
  • J. Richard Harvey, Prior Senior Advisor to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, Villanova School of Law


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Course 6A: The Expanding Scope of Criminal Tax Investigations in International Transactions

Moderator: Patrick W. Martin, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Mark E. Mattews, Esq. – Caplin & Drysdale (Former Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, IRS)
  • J. Richard Harvey, Prior Senior Advisor to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, Villanova School of Law
  • Lic. Edgar Bonilla del Angel - Chair of Tax Crime Unit - SHCP
  • Steven Toscher, Esq. - Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Course 6B: New Mexican Anti Money Laundering Legislation: How will it affect international transactions and tax professionals

Moderator: Adrian Martinez, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:

  • Lic. Alberto Elías Beltrán, Dirección General Adjunta de Asuntos Normativos e Internacionales – Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera – SHCP

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Location: 525 B street, suite 2200, San Diego, Ca 92101


Friday October 26th, 2012


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Course 7A: U.S. Criminal & Civil Tax in International Transactions - Recent Developments and Forensic Accounting

Moderator: Eric D. Swenson, Esq., - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP

Panelists:
  • Steven Toscher, Esq. – Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez
  • Ron Bass, CFS, EA - Former Supervisory Special Agent, IRS, Criminal Investigations
  • Lic. Edgar Bonilla del Angel - Chair of Tax Crime Unit - SHCP
  • Mark E. Mattews, Esq. – Caplin & Drysdale (Former Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, IRS)
  • John McDougal, Special Trial Attorney - Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Course 7B: Foreign Based U.S. Executives - Income Tax Filing Requirements and Planning

Moderator:  Jon P. Schimmer, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Kate Leonard, International Tax PartnerHutchinson and Bloodgood LLP
  • Jeannette Wistner, Managing Director, Tax - International Executive Services KPMG LLP
  • Lic. Jaime Espinosa - Muñoz, Manzo & Ocampo, S.C.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Break


10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Course 8A: U.S. International Tax Directors Roundtable

Moderator: Professor Mark Hoose, Associate Professor – Univeristy of San Diego, School of Law

Panelists:
  • Brian Lynn, Esq., Senior Tax Counsel – Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Jue Lin, Esq., Head of Int'l Tax – Facebook
  • Dan Gyokery, Esq., International Tax Director – Qualcomm
Moderator: Pedro Corona de la Fuente, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Course 8B: Foreign Tax Credits; Recent Developments - (YIN Series)


Panelists:

  • Lic. Oscar Echenique, Central Administrator for International Tax Legal Affairs 1 – SAT
  • Abraham Leitner, Esq. Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP (New York)
  • Lic. Juan Ignacio Matas – Ortiz, Sosa, Ysusi y Cia. (Mexico City)

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Course 8C: W-8s and W-9s (Newly Proposed W-8BENE per FATCA); How to File and When Required?

Moderator: Raul Villarreal Garza, Esq.– Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Richard Kando, CPA – Navigant
  • Professor John I. Forry – Director of LLM Tax Program, USD School of Law
  • Kate Leonard, CPA, International Tax Partner - Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP
  • Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Break


11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Course 9: Mexico International Tax Directors Roundtable

Moderator: Enrique Hernández, Esq. – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Panelists:
  • Lic. Alberto Reyes Parraga – Grupo Cie (Corporacion Interamericana de Entretenimiento)
  • Lic. Omar Zúñiga – General Electric
  • Lic. Maribel Torres – Grupo Sports World

Simultaneous Spanish/English translations will be available.

Earn MCLE Credits: The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider, and certifies that this activity is approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 11.50 hours of general credit.

CPE Credits: This organization follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations. Total amount of CPE credit: 11 hours.