Hosted in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation presents the 43rd Annual Tax Law Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on March 7-8, 2019.  

The first and only federal building dedicated to both government and private use, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is mandated by Congress to bring together the country’s best public and private resources to create a national forum for the advancement of trade. The building houses a premier conference and event center, retail and dining, and offers community entertainment and programming.

Notable speakers from the IRS, Treasury Department, Department of Justice, and Congress, as well as other industry experts, will address cutting-edge tax issues affecting corporations, privately held companies, partnerships, and individuals. This is an excellent conference for lawyers, accountants, executives, and financial planners to stay abreast of changes to the tax laws. Attendees of the Tax Law Conference will have access to information on substantive, administrative, and procedural issues affecting the practice of tax law. Visit www.fedbar.org/taxlaw19 to learn more about this week’s Federal Bar Association conference.

This conference will provide high-level updates from top-notch speakers, practical advice you can implement, tax ethics, enforcement and compliance guidance, and in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments from leading experts. This one and a half-day event features popular updates on current developments, a multitude of breakout sessions, and several networking opportunities. Ethics, CLE, and CPE credit will be available. 

Tax professionals have always been concerned with ethical issues in conducting their practice. Tax Law Conference speakers will explore ethical issues relating to the use, protection, and disclosure of tax return information by tax professionals. Panelists will examine ethical issues in representing parent corporations and subsidiary and related organizations. Speakers will discuss ethical issues relating to the use of social media and blogging by lawyers and law firms. Practitioners will learn how to ethically handle material errors that arise in the course of representing clients. 

This annual Federal Bar Association conference will likewise provide a unique opportunity for the business community to interact with key representatives from law firms and policymakers to discuss the latest developments in international taxation. Tax officials from the U.S. and other key countries will participate in panels covering the latest developments in the taxation of multinational enterprises including tax treaties, transfer pricing, the work of the Task Force on the Digital Economy, dispute resolution and more.

Gaze into the crystal ball with our panelists as they explore U.S. legislative and OECD proposals on the docket for 2019 and evaluate possible outcomes. Will the most sorely needed technical corrections make it to the President’s desk? Will a new regime in the House spell radical change for the tax legislative agenda and for the TCJA’s international framework? Will the OECD find a “solution” for taxing the digitalizing economy that applies broadly, with permanent ramifications for the international consensus on nexus for taxation?

Federal Bar Association conference speakers in the panel “Eyes on the Horizon: What Will Follow the TCJA?” will explain what lies on the horizon for 2019 and offer their predictions on what we can expect. This panel will:

  • Equip audience members to better evaluate and advise clients about the risks associated with taking tax return positions based on ambiguities in TCJA international provisions that may be the subject of technical corrections.
  • Enable audience members to appropriately evaluate the risks associated with medium- and long-term international tax planning strategies that rely heavily on certain TCJA provisions.
  • Educate audience members about the potential risks and consequences for their clients of non-U.S. tax developments.

Attend the Tax Law Conference on March 7-8, 2019 to remain up to date on changing tax legislation and other critical issues that affect you and your clients. 


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.