Tax Reform and Corporate Governance: Compliance, Cross-Border Considerations, Entity Reclassification and More

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (in 11 days)

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST


This CLE webinar will provide guidance for in-house counsel on the most important aspects of tax reform impacting corporate governance. The panel will discuss compliance issues, risk assessment modifications and effective planning methods to fully take advantage of the options now available under the new tax law.

Description

The new tax bill introduces a variety of complex provisions that in-house counsel, corporate boards and advisers must know and understand now. These provisions will have positive and negative impacts on a company’s structure and operations. Strategic decisions will depend on the circumstances of each business and the processes undertaken to leverage the options available under tax reform.

The reduced corporate tax rate and shift to a territorial tax system, with a myriad deductions and limitations within the new tax law, require immediate implementation of effective methods to ensure corporate compliance, address risks, and identify areas of opportunity specifically for companies considering entity reclassification or those engaged in cross-border activities.

Counsel and advisers must be aware of key components of tax reform, the compliance issues it presents, and areas that must be addressed by a board of directors and shareholders.

Listen as our experienced panel identify areas of concern stemming from the new tax law, techniques for effective compliance and risk reassessment, and provide guidance on entity reclassification and options available to companies engaged in cross-border activities.

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Outline

  1. Impact of tax reform on corporate governance and operations
  2. Compliance and risk reassessment factors and new tax bill
  3. Tactics for companies engaged in foreign operations and cross-border transactions
  4. Entity reclassification for obtaining reduced corporate tax rates and potential limitations

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Compliance and risk assessment issues presented by tax reform
  • Addressing board of director and shareholder concerns, disclosures, and more
  • Entity reclassification considerations in light of tax law changes
  • Available options presented by tax reform for companies engaged in foreign activities

Faculty

Harris, Ethan
Ethan Harris

Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Mr. Harris focuses on transactions, which includes structuring and negotiating the tax aspects of domestic and...  |  Read More

Stroud, Shane
Shane J. Stroud

Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Mr. Stroud’s practice focuses on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. He routinely...  |  Read More

Moldowan, Gillian
Gillian Emmett Moldowan

Counsel
Shearman & Sterling

Ms. Moldowan focuses her practice on compensation, governance and ERISA. She advises on compensation and benefit...  |  Read More