Taxation Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

 Friday, January 9 - Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629 

Friday, January 9
Noon – 5:30 p.m. (Working Lunch @ Noon)
Dinner – 6:30 p.m., Ritz Carlton 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of Past Minutes (Shellie L. Hughes, Secretary)
  3. 2015 Calendar

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

January 9 - 10, 2015

Long Range Planning Meeting

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel In Laguna Niguel, 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629

January 22 - 23, 2015

Third Annual Sacramento Delegation

California State Capital Sacramento, California

February 27, 2015

Estate and Gift Tax Conference

Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

March 13 – 14, 2015

Long Range Planning Meeting
Standing Committee Chairs to
attend Saturday, March 14, 2014

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94110

April 24 – 25, 2015

Eagles Lodge West

Vintner’s Inn  4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

May 3 – 5, 2014

2015 Washington D.C. Delegation

Hotel Sofitel Washington D.C., 806 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

June 2015

California State Bar Solo & Small Firm Summit

Newport Beach Marriott           900 Newport Center Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660

  1. Treasurer (Minna C. Yang, Treasurer)
    1. General budget report
    2. October 2014 operating statement and financial report.
    3. November 2014 operating statement and financial report.
    4. 2015 – 2016 Budget
    5. Other matters
  2. Council of State Bar Sections and Education Chairs (Robert Horwitz)
    1. Current status report
    2. Next meeting is January 15 – 16 meeting (who is attending, purpose of meeting, etc).
  3. Sacramento Delegation (Roburt J. Waldow)
  4. Date of event is January 22 – 23, 2015, in Sacramento, California
    1. Number of papers
    2. List of papers and authors
    3. Status update regarding papers
    4. Dinner planning
    5. Hotel recommendation(s)
    6. Other logistics and planning update
  5. Estate and Gift Tax Conference (Justin Miller; Laurelle M. Gutierrez; Rebecca L. O’Toole)
    1. Date of event is February 27, 2015
    2. Location is Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104
    3. Contract with The Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
    4. Brochure
    5. Sponsors
    6. Marketing plans; e-blasts, etc.
    7. Janet Z. Chediak, Weintraub Tobin, Sacramento, California, is the Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Standing Committee
  6. Eagles Lodge West (Troy M. Van Dongen; Shellie L. Hughes)
    1. The date of the event is April 24 – 25, 2015
    2. Event location is Vintner’s Inn, 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    3. Explanation of the event to Executive Committee members
    4. Current status and planning update
  7. Washington D.C. Delegation (Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari, Chair)
    1. Event date is May 3 – 5, 2014
    2. Hotel Sofitel Washington D.C., 806 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    3. Paper topics (Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari)
    4. Logistics and Reservations (Minna C. Yang)
    5. Treasury Department; Capitol Hill; Chief of Staff of Joint Committee of Taxation; Head of Staff of Ways and Means Committee; Heads of Staff of Senate Finance Committee (Laurelle M. Gutierrez)
    6. Tax Court (Kaelyn J. Romey)
    7. Justice Department (Robert S. Horwitz)
    8. Social events (Rebecca L. O’Toole)
  8. Annual Income Tax Seminar, June 2015 (Minna C. Yang)
    1. Event Date
    2. Locations
      1. University of San Diego School of Law
      2. Golden Gate University
      3. Whittier Law School
    3. Topics and speakers
    4. Other planning issues
  9. Webinars (Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari)
    1. Review and discuss list of webinars for 2014-2015
    2. Other webinar issues

2015 Webinar Schedule

Month

Standing Committee

January

Tax Procedure and Litigation

February

Corporate and Pass-Through Entities

March

Income and Other Taxes

April

State and Local Tax

May

Estate and Gift Tax

June

Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation

July

Compensation and Benefits

August

Young Tax Lawyers

September

Tax-Exempt Organizations

October

International Tax

November

Tax Procedure and Litigation

December

State and Local Tax

  1. California State Bar Solo & Small Firm Summit (Minna C. Yang)
    1. Date of the event is June 19-20, 2015
    2. Taxation Section is tasked with submitting speakers and topics to State Bar
  2. 2015 State Bar Annual Meeting (Kaelyn J. Romey and Robert S. Horwitz)
    1. Date of the event is October 8-11, 2015
    2. Taxation Section is tasked with submitting speakers and topics to State Bar
  3. RECAP – 2014 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference (Betty Williams)
    1. Facilities/Hotel/Logistics
    2. Speakers/Programs
    3. Marketing
    4. Financials
  4. 2015 Annual Meeting of the California State Bar and California Tax Policy Conference (Betty Williams; Valerie C. Dickerson; Rebecca L. O’Toole)
    1. Review and discussion of topics
    2. Upcoming meeting with Pam Wilson, Senior Director, Office of Education, State Bar of California and State Bar staff  
    3. 2015 team
  5. Adjourn

Dinner Details: 6:30 pm reception; 7:00 pm dinner, Ritz Carlton Hotel


Saturday, January 10, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

  1. Friday carryover items
  2. California Tax Lawyer (Justin T. Miller, Editor-in-Chief)
    1. Status of next edition
    2. Business bar (Adria Price, Bar Business Editor; Shellie L. Hughes, Associate Bar Business Editor)
    3. Articles update (Roburt J. Waldow, Articles Editor; Troy M. Van Dongen, Associate Articles Editor)
    4. Other planning issues
  3. Membership Report (Patrick Martin)
    1. Number
    2. New membership efforts 
  4. Policy Manuals (Steven L. Walker)
  5. Social Media (Rebecca O’Tool)
    1. Status of being set up on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    2. State Bar’s goal was to have every section up and running on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in by the end of 2014. 
    3. Each section to appoint a liaison for social media
    4. Social Media Policy, Administrative Advisory No. 14-08
    5. Part of overall marketing strategy for the State Bar; additional information to come
  6. E-News and website (Rebecca O’Tool)
  7. Standing Committee Business – Advisor Reports

LIAISONs to standing committees


Standing Committee

Executive Committee liason

Compensation and Benefits

Haleh C. Naimi

Corporate and Pass-Through Entities

Minna C. Yang

Estate and Gift Tax

Laurelle M. Gutierrez

Income and Other Taxes

Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari

International Tax

Patrick W. Martin

State and Local Tax

Troy M. Van Dongen

Tax-Exempt Organizations

Rebecca L. O’Toole

Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation

Betty J. Williams

Tax Procedure and Litigation

Kaelyn J. Romey

Young Tax Lawyers

Adria Price

  1. 2015 – 2016 Meeting dates and locations (Robert Horwitz)
  2. Recurring for Executive Committee Applications, which are due in February 2015 (All)
  3. Adjourn