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2008 Conference Agenda
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

7:30 AM                            Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM - 9:00AM           Introduction and Welcome

Kevin Cole, Dean and Professor of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Dr. Julie H. Sullivan, Vice President and Provost
University of San Diego

Hon David Laro, U.S. Tax Court. Visiting Professor
University of San Diego School of Law.

Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner
Procopio

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Course 2 - General Aspects of Mexico's New Fiscal Tax Reform

Moderator

Enrique Hernández, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Speakers

Juan Manuel Valle Pereña, Secretary Advisor
Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico (SHCP)

Lic. Gabriel Ortiz Gomez, Socio
Ortiz, Saenz & Erreguerena, S.C.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Course 2A - The New Return Preparer Penalty Regime - Don't Think You're a Preparer? Think Again!

Moderator

Abel Mejia, Esq., Associate
Procopio

Speakers

Eric Swenson, Esq., Senior Counsel
Procopio

Burgess J.W. Raby, Esq.
Raby Law Office
            - Case Study

Lic. Christian Natera, Socio
Natera y Espinosa, S.C.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Course 3 - Dissecting US, Canadian and Mexican Tax Case Law: Recent cases and comparative analysis

Moderator

Hon David Laro, U.S. Tax Court. Visiting Professor
University of San Diego School of Law

M. Carr Ferguson, Visiting Professor
University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Craig Gilbert
Internal Revenue Service

Lic. Gabriel Ortiz, Socio
Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena, S.C.

Magistrado Jorge A. Castañeda, Ph.D., University of Tulane
ITESM & Tribunal Federal de Justicia Fiscal y Administrativa

Michael W. Colborne, Esq., Partner
Thorsteinssons LLP 

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Course 3A - U.S.-Mexican Complex Trust Taxation Considerations: Mexico's new REFIPRE regime and new U.S. tax regulations

Moderator

Rufus von Thulen Rhoades, Visiting Professor
Univeristy of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Jack Brister, Director of Tax & International Private Client Services
Ellenbogen Rubinstein Eisdorf & Co., LLP

Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Lic. Mauricio Bravo, Socio
Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi, S.C.                 
Grace Fleeman, Esq., Senior Technical Reviewer
Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International) - Internal Revenue Service

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Course 4 - Keynote Speaker (Lunch)

Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow
Past U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
President, Institute of the Americas

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Course 5 - Cross Border Tax Planning Strategies for Real Estate

Moderator

Dr. Alejandro Reynoso del Valle
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

Speakers

Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner
Procopio

John Merrick, Special Counsel to the Associate Chief Counsel
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Lic. Luis Gerardo del Valle
Jauregui, Navarrete Y Nader

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Course 5A - International Ethics and Policy in Cross-Border Investment and Tax Planning

Moderator

Lizbeth Rivera, Associate
Procopio

Speakers

John Forry, Esq., Professor-in-Residence and Director of International Programs
University of San Diego School of Law          
            - Case Study

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Course 6 - International Aspects of Mexico's New Tax Reform:  The tax nature of IETU and availability of foreign tax credits.

Moderator

Enrique Hernandez, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Speakers

Karen Jacobs, Senior Manager
Chair of the AICPA Proposed Foreign Tax Credit Regulations Comment Letter Committee - Internal Revenue Service

Ginny Chung, Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of International Tax Counsel

Lic. Alejandro Calderon Aguilera, Member
Capin, Calderon, Ramirez y Gutierrez-Azpe

Oscar Castañeda, CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Course 6A - FIN 48 and International Transactions

Moderator

Jon P. Schimmer, Esq., Associate
Procopio

Speakers

Enrique Rayon, Esq., Director of Transfer Pricing
Grant Thornton LLP

Randy Free, Esq., Internal Tax Services
Grant Thornton LLP

Lic. Raul Sicilia
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Lic. Ruben Elias Calles
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception


Friday, May 2, 2008

7:30 AM                            Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Course 7 - US-Canada New Tax Treaty Protocol: Significant Impacts and Planning Opportunities

Moderator

Professor Richard Pugh, Distinguished Professor of Law
University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Joseph Calianno, Esq.
Grant Thornton LLP

Paul Schmidt, Esq., Partner
Baker Hostetler

Ginny Chung, Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of International Tax Counsel

Joseph Sardella
Evans Martin LLP

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Course 7A - Taxing Cross Border Athletes and Entertainers:  Central Withholding Agent Agreements, Tax Treaty Exemptions

Moderator
Liliana Sandoval, Esq., Associate
Procopio

Speakers

MJ Moran, International and Insular Compliance Program Manager
Internal Revenue Service

Peter Stratos, Senior Tax Manager
Goodman & Co

Jeffrey Gold, Associate Area Counsel, SBSE
Internal Revenue Service

Lic. Alberto Reyes Párraga, Head, International Tax Area
Corporación Interamericana de Entretenimiento (CIE)

9:15 AM - 10:30 PM
Course 8 - International Aspects of Mexico's New Tax Reform: Consequences for the Maquiladora Industry.

Moderator

Manuel Rajunov, Esq., Partner
Thompson & Knight LLP

Speakers

C.P. Daniel Cano Falomir
Gossler, S.C.

Lic. Luis Carbajo, Partner
Baker & McKenzie Abogados S.C.

Lic. Roberto Schattan, Central Administrator for Internal Criteria of Large Tax Payers
SAT

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Course 8A - US Local Taxation of International Operations: California, Texas and Florida tax regimes

Moderator

Phil Jelsma, Esq.
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Alyson Outenreath, Esq., Partner
Thompson & Knight LLP

Norman Scott, Esq., Tax Counsel
California Franchise Tax Board

Carl E. Koller, Esq.
Paras, S.C.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM - 12:15
Course 9 - PM International Aspects of Mexico's New Tax Reform: Consequences for the Capital Markets

Moderator

Abel Mejia, Esq., Associate
Procopio

Speakers

Claudia F. Caffuzzi, Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Lic. Julio Ysusi
Ortiz, Sosa, Ysusi y Cía, S.C.

Dr. Alejandro Reynoso del Valle
Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Course 9A - Foreign Informational Reporting Requirements - A Preparer's Primer

Moderator

Jon P. Schimmer, Esq., Associate
Procopio

Speakers

Carolyn Turnbull, Esq., Senior Tax Manager
Grant Thornton, LLP

Neil Sullivan, CPA, Chair of the AICPA Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Reporting (FBAR) Task Force
International Tax Compliance Group, LLC

Lic. Edgar Klee Müdespacher
Turanzas Bravo y Ambrosi S.C.
Grace Fleeman, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International)
Internal Revenue Service

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Course 10 - Keynote Speaker (Lunch)

Jack Anderson, Esq.,International Tax Attorney, Director and Partner
Fairvest ICX and Ernst & Young (Paris)

Introduction by: Hon. David Laro, U.S. Tax Court and Visiting Professor
University of San Diego School of Law

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Course 11 - International Audits: Current Enforcement Concerns and Common Issues

Moderator

M. Carr Ferguson, Visiting Professor
University of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Steven Toscher, Esq., Principal
Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez

Alan M. Astengo CPA, CFE, Team Manager LMSB
Foreign Residency Compliance International

Sanford Blaze, International Tax Specialist
Internal Revenue Service

Lic. Alejandro Santoyo Reyes
Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia, S.C.

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Course 11A - Expatriating: A comparison of Tax Consequences When Individuals and Entities Decide to Leave NAFTA Home

Moderator

Rufus von Thulen Rhoades, Visiting Professor at Law
Univeristy of San Diego School of Law

Speakers

Gretchen Sierra, Esq., Attorney Advisor
U.S. Treasury Department, Office of International Tax Counsel

Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Lic. Carlos Martínez
Creel y García-Cuéllar, S.C.

John Merrick, Special Counsel to the Associate Chief Counsel ( International )
Internal Revenue Service

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Course 12 - Cross Border Transfer of Intangibles: Migration from and to the US, Canada and Mexico

Moderator

Enrique Hernandez, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Speakers

Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner
Procopio

Gretchen Sierra, Esq., Attorney Advisor
U.S. Treasury Department, Office of International Tax Counsel

Lic. Alejandro Barrera Fernández
Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.

Lic. Roberto Schattan, Central Administrator for Internal Criteria of Large Tax Payers
SAT