HSCPA/HEPC Event: IRS Chief Counsel

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Webinar
Speaker: Michael Desmond, Former IRS Chief Counsel

Former IRS Chief Counsel Michael Desmond will discuss important court cases, regulations, and administrative guidance during his last 12-15 months. Discussion topics that may be covered are:


Estate, gift and fiduciary taxes

1031 exchanges

International taxation

Opportunity zones

Partnership capital accounts



Michael oversaw many of the regulations and/or administrative guidance under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the CARES Act, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (12/27/2020). Prior to being appointed Chief Counsel, Michael was the Treasury Department's Tax Legislative Counsel, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, and a partner at leading Washington, DC law firms.

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