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2007 Conference Agenda

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007

7:30am           Registration and Continental Breakfast
* Language Spoken (with translation available on some courses)

8:45am           Introduction and Welcome
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Tax Team Leader; Executive Committee, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
Dr. Julie H. Sullivan - Vice President and Provost, University of San Diego
Dean Kevin L. Cole - Interim Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego
9:15am-10:30am: Course 1A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* Spanish/English

Mexico's New Tax Law Reform (2007) - Mexico's New President and Administration; Canadian and U.S. International Tax Developments
Moderator
Enrique Hernandez Pulido, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers
Lic. Julio Cesar Aguilar Matias - Jefe de la Unidad de Política de Ingresos Secretaría de la Hacienda y Crédito Publico
Paul L. Barnicke - PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Rocco Femia, Esq. - Miller & Chevalier
10:30 am-10:35 am:    Break
10:35am-12:00pm: Course 2A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* English

FIBRAs - Revised Mexican Legislation; Comparison with U.S. and Canadian REIT Rules - Cross Border Real Estate Holdings

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

Speakers
Marshall Feiring, Esq. - Sidley Austin LLP
Lic. Luis Gerardo del Valle Tores - Jáuregui, Navarrete y Nader, S.C.  
Dr. Alejandro Reynoso del Valle - La Bolsa de Valores Mexicana
10:35am-12:00pm: Course 2B
Room A
MCLE: 1.25 hours
*English

International Planning and Recent Reforms of Anti-Deferral Legislation in Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Moderator
John Forry, Esq. - University Professor and Counselor at Law

Speakers
Walter M. Kolligs, Esq. - Ernst & Young LLP - San Francisco
Lic. Mauricio Bravo Fortoul  - Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi, S.C.
Jas Hayre - Ernst & Young, LLP – Vancouver
12:15pm-1:20pm: Lunch
MCLE: 0.50 hours

Keynote Speaker
Lic. Jorge Antonio Libreros Calderón, Administrador Central de Auditoría Fiscal Internacional, Administración General de Grandes Contribuyentes, Mexico. (Central Administrator of International Tax Audits, General Administration of Large Taxpayers, Mexico)

1:30pm-3:00pm: 3A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.50 hours
* English

Taxation of Cross Border Financial Products (Derivatives, Annuities, Life Insurance)

Moderator
John Forry, Esq. - University Professor and Counselor at Law

Speakers
Ted Setzer, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
Lic. Alejo Muñoz Manzo - Muñoz Manzo, Belaunzarán y Larrañaga, S.C.
Kim Majure, Esq. - Miller & Chevalier
1:30pm-3:00pm: Course 3B
Room A
MCLE: 1.50 hours
*English

Transfer Pricing: Current Developments in U.S., Canada and Mexico

Moderator
Jim Hill, Esq. - Deloitte & Touche - Los Angeles

Speakers
Lic. Simón Somohano - Deloitte & Touche - Mexico
John Breen, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
Mr. Thomas A. Vidano - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service  
3:00pm-3:15 pm: Coffee Break
3:15pm-4:30pm: Course 4A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* English

Cross Border Compensation Plans; Deferred Compensation, Retirement Plans, Bonus Plans and Non-Qualified Plans

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

Speakers
Zaitun Poonja, Esq. - Morgan Lewis
C.P.C. Alejandro Garcia Millan - Patrimonium
Mike T. Frank, Esq. - DLA Piper
Grace Fleeman, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International,) Internal Revenue Service

3:15pm-4:30pm: Course 4B
Room A
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* Spanish

Mexico's Maquiladoras - PITEX Consolidation - New Statutory Rules for Manufacturers: U.S. and Canadian Tax Treatment under Revised Mexican Rules

Moderator
Lic. Clemente Ranero-Puig - Mancera Ernest & Young

Speakers
Lic. Luis Carbajo - Baker & McKenzie - Ciudad Juárez
Lic. Roberto Schatan Pérez  - Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, SAT
Timothy Fitzgibbon, Esq. - Fenwick & West LLP
4:45pm-6:15pm: Course 5A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.50 hours
* English

Complex Trust Taxation U.S., Canadian and Mexican (Foreign Beneficiaries and Trustees) - Accumulated Income

Moderator
Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq. - Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and Author, Rhoades & Langer, U.S. International Taxation and Tax Treaties

Speakers
Phil Webber, Esq. - Bull, Housser & Tupper, LLP
Lic. Mauricio Bravo Fortoul  - Turanzas, Bravo y Ambrosi, S.C.
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
4:45pm-6:15pm: Course 5B
Room A
MCLE: 1.50 hours
*English

Overview of Mexican Tax System for Cross-Border Commercial Activities (State Taxation)

Moderator
Liliana Sandoval, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers
Lic. Luis Santos Theriot - Santos, Elizondo, Cantu, Rivera, González, De la Garza Y Mendoza, S.C. - Monterrey
C.P.C. Daniel Cano - Gossler, S. C. – Tijuana

6:30pm-8:00pm Reception

Friday, February 16, 2007

7:45am           Registration and Continental Breakfast

* Language Spoken (with translation available on some courses)
8:00 am           Introduction
9:00am-10:25am: Course 6A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* English

Interpretive Regulations After Swallows Holding: U.S. Filing Requirements of Non-Resident Individuals, Foreign Corporations, Business Deductions and Statute of Limitations
Moderator
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers
Phillip L. Jelsma - Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
John Harrington - Deputy International Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Richard D. Fultz, Esq. - Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
9:00am-10:25am: Course 6B
Room A
MCLE: 1.25 hours *English

U.S. and Mexican Choice of Entity Selection for Mexican and Canadian Owners; Intersections of Subchapter C, K, and S.A., S. de R.L. and S.C.

Moderator
Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq. - Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego and Author, Rhoades & Langer, U.S. International Taxation and Tax Treaties

Speakers
Frederic Adam, Esq.  - Greenberg Traurig LLP
Liliana Sandoval, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Manuel Rajunov, Esq. - Thompson & Knight, LLP
Lic. Felipe E. Marrón Montané - Marrón, Martínez & Gallardo Abogados
10:25am-10:40: Break
10:40am-12:00pm: Course 7A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* English

Recent Mexico-Canada Income Tax Treaty; U.S.-Mexico Income Tax Treaty (Exploring the Unexplored) - Commentary to the Treaties in Interpretation

Moderator
Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq. - Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and Author, Rhoades & Langer, U.S. International Taxation and Tax Treaties
Professor Herbert I. Lazerow  - Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers
C.P. Mauricio Monroy - Deloitte & Touche - Tijuana
Mary Voce. Esq. - Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Michael Colborne, Esq. - Thorsteinssons LLP
Lic. Alejandro Santoyo - Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia, S.C.
10:40am-12:00pm: Course 7B
Room A
MCLE: 1.25 hours
*English

The International Timing Problem: Mismatching of U.S. and Mexico Income, Taxes, Credits and Deductions

Moderator
Burgess Raby, Esq. - Raby Law Office

Speakers
Enrique Hernandez Pulido, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
John Harrington, Esq. - Deputy International Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury  
Lic. Jorge Antonio Jiménez Cañizares – Despacho Paras
12:15pm-1:20pm Lunch
MCLE: 0.50 hours

Keynote Speaker
Robert E. Herzstein, Esq. - Miller & Chevalier Chartered
1:30pm-2:45pm: Course 8A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.25 hours
* English

Cross Border Tax Audits - Country to Country

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

Speakers
Lic. Jorge Libreros Calderón - Administrador Central de Auditoría Fiscal Internacional del SAT, México
Sanford Blaze - International Tax Specialist, Internal Revenue Services

1:30pm-2:45pm: Course 8B
Room A
MCLE: 1.25 hours
*English

Current Tax Developments in International Mergers and Reorganizations (North to South)

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

Speakers
Gretchen Sierra, Esq.  - Deputy International Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Mike DiFronzo, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
Michael Colborne, Esq. - Thorsteinssons LLP
Lic. Alejandro Barrera Fernandez - Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

2:45pm-3:00pm: Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:30pm: Course 9A
Theatre
MCLE: 1.50 hours
* English
International Tax Litigation – (Courts and Jurisdiction, Foreign Documents, Tax Returns and Internationally Exchanged Information as Evidence)
Moderator
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Speakers
William F. Colgin Jr., Esq. - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Richard D. Fultz, Esq. - Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Dr. Adolfo Solis - Grupo Farjas Abogados Tributarios
M. Carr Ferguson - Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law