Tribal Government Business Law Session 5 - Trends & Developments in Taxation

2.75 General, including 0.0 Ethics Credits | WSBA AV CLE Activity #375654

This final session will review the full range of activity that is occurring in the area of Tribal, State and Federal taxation and the implication of recent administrative, legislative and case law developments for the tribes and their business entities.

Overview

Recorded:  06/27/2014
Credits:  2.75 General, including 0.0 Ethics | WSBA AV CLE Activity #375654
Length: 2:45:00

Featured Speakers:
Skip Durocher & Mary Streitz

Taxation affecting tribal economic development activity and the revenues derived from that activity is an area of the law that is constantly evolving. Many states continue to assert the authority to impose their taxes in a manner that burdens tribes and tribal enterprises. The Internal Revenue Service has sought in recent years to provide more guidance to tribes in areas of uncertainty, while also increasing its enforcement activities in Indian country, and there are efforts underway in the Congress to overhaul the federal tax code in ways that could directly affect tribes. Some tribal governments wish to develop their own tax bases, yet may be constrained in their exercise of sovereignty by the realities of competing federal and state tax burdens. This session of the program will review the full range of activity that is occurring in the area of Tribal, State and Federal taxation and the implication of recent administrative, legislative, and case law developments for the tribes and their business entities.

Agenda

Program Overview and Introduction - Eric Eberhard, Seattle University School of Law
Part I - Trends and Developments in Taxation - A Comprehensive Review the Changes Taking Place in Federal, State and Tribal Taxation
BREAK
Part II -  Trends and Developments in Taxation - A Comprehensive Review the Changes Taking Place in Federal, State and Tribal Taxation

Presenters

Skip Durocher is the co-chair, along with Mary Streitz, of the Indian and Gaming Law Practice Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Skip is a partner in the Regulatory Affairs and Trial Groups at Dorsey. He has 28 years of experience in complex civil litigation, including cases in state and federal court involving the taxation of tribes and tribal entities. He is also an adjunct professor at Hamline Law School where he teaches ethics. Among the litigated tax cases that Mary and Skip have handled are Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska v. Morrison, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community v. Naftaly, and Little Six, Inc. v. United States.

Mary Streitz is the co-chair, along with Skip Durocher, of the Indian and Gaming Law Practice Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mary is a partner in the Tax Group at Dorsey. In her 30 years of practice, she has focused her practice since 1991 in tribal taxation, working with tribes, tribal entities and individual tribal citizens on every type of Tribal, State and Federal tax matter, including exemptions from taxation, tax planning, tax code development, representation in tax controversies involving the IRS and state Departments of Revenue, and litigation in state and federal courts, in matters involving employment taxes, income taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes and excise and transaction taxes.

Pricing

General Registration - $85.00

Seattle University School of Law Alumni - $70.00

Tribal Attorneys - $70.00

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