A Conversation About State Aid and the Pending Controversies — Thursday, November 17

A Conversation About State Aid and the Pending Controversies
NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 218
40 Washington Square South
Thursday, November 17th, 5:00-6:30 PM

Please join us next Thursday, November 17th, 5:00-6:30 PM, in Vanderbilt Hall (40 Wash Sq. So) Room 218, for a discussion of the European Commission State Aid cases. The program will feature: Karl Soukup, Director, Competition Directorate General, European Commission; John Ryan, Matheson (New York); and Harmen van Dam, Loyens & Loeff (Rotterdam). Professor David Rosenbloom will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative and engaging discussion.

Video Recording: Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

Graduate Tax Program Lunch Series: Michael Horvitz

GTP Lunch Series — Michael Horvitz, LLM ’80 — Mon, Nov 7th, 12:45 PM

Please join us for our fourth Graduate Tax Program Lunch of the 2016-17 academic year, on Monday, November 7th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 202. This lunch series features roundtable discussions with prominent tax practitioners and small groups of students (up to 25). Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, the guests explain what they do on a daily basis and describe how they chose their professional paths.

Our guest on Monday will be Michael Horvitz, LLM ’80. Michael Horvitz is a retired Partner in the international law firm of Jones Day, where he practiced for more than 30 years in the areas of tax, business transactions and personal planning for privately owned businesses, substantial families and charities. He advised family businesses, trusts, family offices, private investment funds and nonprofit organizations with respect to the relationships among shareholders and partners, governance and charitable planning. Mr. Horvitz has served on the advisory boards of the sponsors of various private investment funds and served as chairman of the board of IMG Worldwide, Inc., a sports marketing, media and athlete representation firm following the death of Mark H. McCormack, the company’s founder, until the company was sold in 2004.

Mr. Horvitz is active in various fiduciary, investment and philanthropic activities. He is chairman of the board of Parkland Management Company, a family investment office. He is a trustee of two family foundations and chairs the Administrative Committee of a group of family charitable foundations. Mr. Horvitz is a trustee of the Cleveland Orchestra, where he chairs the Personnel and Audit Committees and serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. He also serves as a trustee of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (where he serves on the Finance Committee) and The Frick Collection in New York (where he chairs the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Investment and Executive Committees and as Secretary of the corporation). In addition, he is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has testified as an expert witness in United States District Court on the duties and responsibilities of trustees of nonprofit organizations and has lectured at a variety of venues on Nazi-era Looting of Art and on Antiquities and Cultural Patrimony issues.

To RSVP, please click here! We hope to see you there!

Video: Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

Click here for video of Panel 1

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
• Matthew Sambrook (EY)

Click here for video of Panel 2

Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN)

Click here for video of Panel 3

Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

Click here for video of Panel 4

The Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Faculty Library (3rd floor)
Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:30 PM, the NYU Graduate Tax Program will host a discussion of the presidential candidates’ tax plans, featuring representatives of major Washington DC policy institutions. The panelists will discuss Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s evolving tax plans, their effects on revenues and the distribution of tax burdens, and the pros and cons of different ways of estimating their impact on economic growth.

The panelists are: Chye-Ching Huang (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities); Benjamin R. Page (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center); and Kyle Pomerleau (Tax Foundation). Professor Lily Batchelder (NYU Law) will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here. We hope you can join us.

Video Recording: The Proposed Section 385 Regulations Panel – October 13, 2016

Please see below for video recordings of the panel on the Proposed Section 385 Regulations, which was held by the NYU School of Law and IFA on October 13, 2016. The first video shows the slides in the foreground directly next to the speakers. The second video just shows the speakers with the slides in the background.

 

 

Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

earthDivergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

NYU School of Law
Va
nderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Friday, October 28th, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Please join us for a day-long conference titled Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This program will examine multiple national perspectives on international base erosion, profit shifting, and recent anti-abuse efforts. It is part of a global tax conference series co-organized by the Graduate Tax Program of NYU School of Law, the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at University of Amsterdam, the University of São Paulo, and the China International Tax Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing (click here for information about prior events in this series).

To RSVP, please click here.

The full schedule of panels and speakers is below:

Morning Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 210)

7:30-8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 AM: Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
Reena Bhatt (Geller & Company)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 204)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN – by video)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
Gustavo Vettori (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

4:30 PM: Concluding Remarks

THE PROPOSED SECTION 385 REGULATIONS: BRILLIANT TAX POLICY OR TAX POLICY MISSTEP?

Please join us on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 210 for a panel discussion titled “The Proposed Section 385 Regulations: Brilliant Tax Policy or Tax Policy Misstep?”, co-hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program and the International Fiscal Association USA Branch-NY Region.  The panelists will discuss the proposed regulations under section 385, and the policy issues associated with the use of the regulations to attack inversion transactions and inbound financing strategies.  The panelists are:

–Robert Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs), U.S. Treasury
–Lucy Farr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP
–James Peaslee, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
–Willard Taylor, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP/NYU Law, moderator

The panel discussion will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and will be followed by a reception from 7:30 -8:30 PM.  Please RSVP here.

GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM LUNCH SERIES: OIL & GAS TAX PRACTICE

Please join us on Monday, October 10th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 202 for a special lunch with tax attorneys from ExxonMobil. Professor Denney Wright, who is Senior Tax Counsel, Global Training and Development at ExxonMobil, and who is teaching Oil & Gas Taxation at the Law School, will visit us from Houston. Several of Professor Wright’s colleagues from ExxonMobil will join him. During the lunch we hope to cover three topics: (1) the duties and needs of the in-house tax department of a major corporation, (2) special features of oil & gas tax practice and (3) careers in tax at ExxonMobil. Please RSVP here.

Tax Research Workshop (9/2/16)

TAX RESEARCH WORKSHOP (Friday, September 2, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Furman Hall Room 216)

At this workshop, Professor Blank will provide an overview of helpful tax research strategies and techniques that you can use as students at NYU and during your careers as practicing tax lawyers. He will also provide general advice regarding class and exam preparation. Full-time Tax LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Video available here (NYU NetID & password required).

A New Deal for Old Age: Book Discussion with Anne Alstott (April 20th, 12:30 PM)

A New Deal for Old Age:

Toward a Progressive Retirement

A Book Discussion with Anne Alstott

 

NYU School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216

40 Washington Square South

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30 – 1:50 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Anne Alstott, the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School, of her recently published book, A New Deal for Old Age: Toward a Progressive Retirement (Harvard University Press, 2016).  An expert in taxation and social policy, Alstott was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. Her books include: No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Stakeholder Society (with Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 1999).

The following is a brief description of the book: “As America’s haves and have-nots drift further apart, rising inequality has undermined one of the nation’s proudest social achievements: the Social Security retirement system. Unprecedented changes in longevity, marriage, and the workplace have made the experience of old age increasingly unequal. For educated Americans, the traditional retirement age of 65 now represents late middle age. These lucky ones typically do not face serious impediments to employment or health until their mid-70s or even later. By contrast, many poorly educated earners confront obstacles of early disability, limited job opportunities, and unemployment before they reach age 65.  America’s system for managing retirement is badly out of step with these realities. Enacted in the 1930s, Social Security reflects a time when most workers were men who held steady jobs until retirement at 65 and remained married for life. The program promised a dignified old age for rich and poor alike, but today that egalitarian promise is failing. Anne L. Alstott makes the case for a progressive program that would permit all Americans to retire between 62 and 76 but would provide more generous early retirement benefits for workers with low wages or physically demanding jobs. She also proposes a more equitable version of the outdated spousal benefit and a new phased retirement option to permit workers to transition out of the workforce gradually.  A New Deal for Old Age offers a pragmatic and principled agenda for renewing America’s most successful and popular social welfare program.”  For more information about the book (including how to order a copy), please click here.

This event will feature a presentation by Professor Alstott, and commentary by Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research.  Professor Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law, will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3QKpQMcxt5acvz .  We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fascinating and engaging discussion.

 

7th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night! (Mon., Apr. 11, 6:30 PM)

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NYU Law Tax Anniversary Celebration (March 24, 2016)

This academic year at NYU Law marks the 70th Anniversary of the Graduate Tax Program and the 20th Anniversary of the International Tax Program.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, we will host a celebration with alumni, faculty, and current students to commemorate these two significant milestones.    

The formal anniversary program will take place at 5:30 p.m. on March 24 in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, and will be followed by a reception at approximately 7:00 p.m. 

The speakers at the formal program are:

  • Dean Trevor Morrison
  • M. Carr Ferguson, LLM ‘60
  • Victor Zonana ’64, LLM ‘66
  • John Samuels, LLM ‘75
  • Carlyn McCaffrey ’67, LLM ‘74
  • Noel Cunningham, LLM ‘75
  • Deborah Schenk, LLM ‘76
  • David Rosenbloom
  • Joshua Blank, LLM ‘07

About the Graduate Tax Program:

Founded in 1945, Dean Arthur Vanderbilt saw an opportunity to stake a claim to tax as an emerging field of law. Until the 1940s, tax had been regarded as solely the work of accountants. Vanderbilt envisioned the nation’s first program devoted to the teaching of tax law and policy, and in the process of launching it he helped to elevate NYU School of Law from a small, regional, commuter law school to the top-10 US law school it is today. For 70 years since its founding, the Graduate Tax Program has been the world’s premier platform for launching tax law careers in the nation’s top law firms, accounting firms, multinational corporations, the US government and legal academia.

About the International Tax Program:

Founded in 1996, the International Tax Program is an important component of NYU School of Law’s commitment to legal education for a global economy. The program welcomes approximately 25 students with non-US law degrees each year, many of whom come to their studies at the Law School after gaining experience in government or private practice. NYU School of Law offers the largest and most varied selection of international tax courses available at any US law school, and the program requires advanced courses in US international taxation, tax treaties, international tax policy, tax planning for cross-broader transactions and comparative international tax policy.

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To RSVP, please click here.  We hope you can join us for the celebration!

Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Challenge IRS Guidance

 

Please join the NYU Graduate Tax Program for a discussion titled “Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Challenge IRS Guidance: Why Today’s Tax Lawyers Must Also Be Administrative Law Experts” on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 216 (40 Washington Square South).  This program will highlight administrative law issues that are highly relevant for current and future tax lawyers.

Speakers:

  • Donald Korb, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Former IRS Chief Counsel
  • Professor Kristin Hickman, University of Minnesota Law School
  • James R. Gadwood, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Moderator:

  • Professor Joshua Blank, NYU School of Law

To view video of this event, please click here.  

NYU Graduate Tax Program Fall 2015 Events — Save the Dates!

The NYU Graduate Tax Program invites all NYU JD and Tax LLM students to join us for any or all of the following fall semester events:

    • STATE & LOCAL TAX CAREERS FORUM (Wed, Sept. 16th, 6-7:30 PM, VH 216). This program will address career opportunities for JD and LLM students interested in pursuing practice in the state & local taxation area.  Scheduled panelists include Helen Hecht (Multistate Tax Commission), Holly Hyans (Morrison & Foerster) and Jeff Saviano (E&Y LLP).  The program will be moderated by Professor Richard Pomp.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_08IlJZEv9hcxeIt

     

    • TAX CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT (Tues, Sept 22nd, 10:55-11:55 AM, VH 208). This program will feature a roundtable discussion regarding tax careers in government and public service with Professor Lily Batchelder, who has just returned to the Law School after five years of government service.   Professor Batchelder served from 2010 to 2014 as the majority chief tax counsel for the US Senate Finance Committee. In 2014, she joined the White House as deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the President.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dgxPv7mFTVQOAwR

     

     

    • WHY BEPS? (Wed, Sept 30, 6:00-9:00 PM, VH 210 & Faculty Library; Sponsored by International Fiscal Association, USA Branch – NY Region). As you may know from recent headlines, the OECD is pursuing a multi-step action plan for combating base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational corporations. This program will provide an overview of the events that have caused the OECD to pursue the BEPS project.  Panelists include Professor Willard Taylor, Professor David Rosenbloom, Manal Corwin (KPMG) and Patrick Brown.  Following the panel discussion, the International Fiscal Association (IFA) will host a reception for NY-area tax practitioners and our students.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0udBSmy17VqLpnn

     

    • OIL & GAS TAX PRACTICE (Mon, Oct 12th, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, VH 202) Please join us for a special lunch with tax attorneys from ExxonMobil.  Professor Denney Wright, who is Senior Tax Counsel, Global Training and Development at ExxonMobil, and who is teaching Oil & Gas Taxation at the Law School, will visit us from Houston.  Several of Professor Wright’s colleagues will join him.  During the lunch we hope to cover three topics: (1) the duties and needs of the in-house tax department of a major corporation, (2) special features of oil & gas tax practice and (3) careers in tax at ExxonMobil.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9LZDOyueTmu41LL

     

    • 20TH ANNUAL TILLINGHAST LECTURE: PASCAL SAINT-AMANS (Tues, Oct 13th, 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge). We are thrilled that Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, will join us to deliver this year’s Tillinghast Lecture on Intellectual Taxation.  The lecture is titled: “BEPS and Automatic Exchange of Information: Towards a New Architecture for International Tax Cooperation?”  Given the high interest in this topic, we expect a large turnout of practitioners from the NY region.  A brief reception will follow the lecture.  RSVP:  http://nyulaw.imodules.com/Tillinghast

     

    • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY-CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS RECEPTION (Thurs, Oct 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM, Faculty Library). Please join us for a reception hosted by the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA).  Many members of the group are tax alumni and they are very interested in meeting our current students and faculty.  RSVP: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0k5KUCNzgpS4b6l

     

    • GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM COOKIES, COCOA AND COFFEE (Tues, November 24, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Faculty Club, D’Agostino Hall). As we near the Thanksgiving break and the end of the fall semester, please join us for cookies, coffee and hot cocoa for tax students and tax faculty.  The event will be informal (no panels or presentations) and please feel free to attend for as much or as little time as is convenient for your schedule.  RSVP: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1TjC6LtalcgoCnH

Tax LLM Orientation Events — Week of August 24

During the week of August 24th, we will welcome all incoming Tax LL.M. students at the following tax orientation events:

  • Tax Specialization Meeting (Monday, August 24th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). This session will address degree requirements, course selection and the tax job market, among other topics.  This session is mandatory for all full-time Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Welcome Reception (Monday, August 24th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). Shortly after the tax specialization meeting, we will welcome you with a wine and cheese reception.  This will also be a great opportunity for you to meet your classmates.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Alumni Advising Breakfast (Tuesday, August 25th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Lipton Hall and the Faculty Club, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West 3rd Street). Recent alumni of the Graduate Tax Program will join us for a light breakfast to answer your questions and offer advice.  The atmosphere will be casual, so feel free to stay for all or part of the event.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Faculty Lunch (Tuesday, August 25th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). At this lunch, you will have a chance to meet with the tax faculty.  This event is open to full-time Tax LL.M. students only.  During the academic year, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor.  Many of our faculty advisors will be at the lunch.
  • Tax Research Workshop (Friday, August 28nd, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Furman Hall Room 216). At this workshop, Professor Joshua Blank will provide an overview of helpful tax research tools that you can use as students at NYU and during your careers as practicing tax lawyers.  He will also provide general advice regarding class and exam preparation.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.  Full-time Tax LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to attend.

NYU/ACTL Joint Tax Conference: Cross Border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs — Thurs, April 30th

NYU School of Law/Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) Joint Conference:

Cross Border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs

Thursday, April 30th

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NYU School of Law — Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West Third Street

Please join us for a half-day conference on cross border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs.  This conference is a co-operation between the Graduate Tax Program of New York University School of Law and the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.  The schedule for the program is below.

To RSVP, please click here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9NzlSxEwXst2Hn7 .

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Thursday, April 30th

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.: Opening: Professors Joshua Blank (NYU) and Dennis Weber (ACTL)

9:15-11:00 a.m.: Panel 1: Cross-border investments by and in hedge funds, other partnerships, RICs and CIVs

  • Victor Zonana (Adjunct Professor of Law NYU)
  • David Miller (Cadwalder/Adjunct Professor of Law NYU)
  • Eric Sloan (Principal Deloitte Tax LLP/Adjunct Professor Georgetown Law)
  • Elena Virgadamo (United States Treasury Department)

11:00-11:15 a.m.:  Break

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Cross border investments in and by REITs and other REIT issues

  • Willard Taylor (Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP/Adjunct Professor, NYU)
  • Ray Beeman (Principal, Ernst & Young/Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law)
  • John Steines (Professor of Law, NYU)
  • Lauralee Coady (Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation)
  • Hein Vermeulen (Professor, Faculty of Law University of Amsterdam/Tax Advisor, PwC)

6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night: “Tax and Marriage” — April 15, 6:30 PM

 

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6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night!
“Tax and Marriage”
Hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30-9:00 PM
NYU School of Law
Room 204, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

On Wednesday, April 15thafter you file your tax returns – please join us for the 6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night! This year’s event is titled “Tax and Marriage.” We will screen four classic television episodes, where principal characters encounter tax issues as married couples. The episodes featured are from “The Bob Newhart Show” (1977), “The Wonder Years” (1989), “Roseanne” (1990) and “The Simpsons” (1998). Professor Lawrence Zelenak, the Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will join us as a special guest speaker and will lead a discussion following the screening. Refreshments, including popcorn, will be served.

We should have plenty of space, but we would like to get a sense of how much food to order. To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_02E9IEq1OxjOxlH  .  We hope to see you there!

The Shelf Project: Professor Calvin Johnson (Mon, March 30, 2:00 PM, VH 202)

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Professor Calvin Johnson

Please join us on Monday, March 30 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 202 for a presentation by Professor Calvin Johnson of the University of Texas School of Law titled The Shelf Project:  79 Ways to Raise Revenue by Making the Tax System Fair and More Efficient.  This Shelf Project consists of proposals to help Congress when it attempts to raise revenue in the coming years.  The full inventory of shelf projects can be accessed here.

Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium: Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

PikettyOn Friday, October 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at NYU School of Law, the Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium will address Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking and best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The day-long event will consist of five panels featuring leading scholars who will analyze the book from economic, legal, historical, political science and philosophical perspectives. Thomas Piketty will participate in the discussion and deliver responses to each of the papers presented.

Confirmed panels and paper presentations are:

Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University; moderated by David Kamin, NYU School of Law
Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School, and Daniel Shaviro, NYU School of Law; moderated by Eric Zolt, UCLA School of Law
Gregory Clark, UC-Davis; moderated by Joshua Blank, NYU School of Law
Suzanne Mettler, Cornell; moderated by Jason Oh, UCLA School of Law
Liam Murphy, NYU School of Law; moderated by Kirk Stark, UCLA School of Law

All papers will be published in the Tax Law Review in 2015.

Due to the anticipated high interest in this event, participation will be limited to NYU Law and UCLA School of Law faculty, students and invited guests. An invitation and registration information will be e-mailed shortly.

The NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium hosted by NYU School of Law and UCLA School of Law is a joint annual conference focusing on tax policy issues from both a legal and economic perspective. It provides a forum in which leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can analyze complex tax policy questions and options for reform, and brings together members of both NYU Law’s tax law faculty and UCLA Law’s business law and policy program. It builds on tax policy symposia that have historically been hosted by the Tax Law Review, the premier law school journal for tax policy scholarship, and the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance, started in 2004. Financial support for this conference is provided by NYU School of Law and the Lowell Milken Institute of Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law.

The NYU Graduate Tax Program

This Web site contains the latest news about events and happenings at the NYU Graduate Tax Program, the preeminent program of its kind. It is a resource for our students, faculty, alumni and anyone interested in learning more about our program.

Here is a link to the main Graduate Tax Program Web site which contains course information, faculty profiles and more.