Taxation Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Friday, June 19, 2015, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
The Toll House Hotel, 140 South Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA
Dinner: The Toll House Hotel at 6:30 p.m.
Toll-free Line: 855-520-7605 Code: 9944153278

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

    Date Event Location
    June 25 - 26, 2015 Annual Income Tax Seminar San Diego; San Francisco; Costa Mesa
    August 14-15, 2015

    New Section Member and New Section Officer Orientation

    Section's Council Meeting, State Bar of CA

    San Francisco, CA
    September 18 - 19, 2015 2015 California State Bar Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
    November 5-7, 2015 2015 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & The California Tax Policy Conference Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla
  4. Update on Appointment of New Executive Committee Members (Lynn Taylor)
    1. The Board of Trustees has approved all appointment nominations
    2. Notification of new members
  5. Annual Income Tax Seminar (Minna C. Yang)
    1. Event date and locations:
      1. San Diego School of Law (June 25, 2015)
      2. Golden Gate University (June 26, 2015)
      3. Costa Mesa (Whittier Law School) (June 26, 2015)
    2. Program schedule
    3. Planning issues and general discussion
  6. 2015 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference (Betty Williams; Valerie Dickerson)
    1. Event date: November 5 - 7, 2015
    2. Location: Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla
    3. Speaker and Programs Update
    4. Keynote Speakers
    5. Sponsors Update
      1. Federal sponsorship update
      2. State sponsorship update
    6. Facilities/Hotel/Logistics
    7. Marketing (brochure, website, E-blasts, other)
    8. Procedural manual updates (what is status of written manual for organizing the conference?)
    9. Miscellaneous
  7. 2016 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference (Betty Williams; Valerie Dickerson)
    1. Location
    2. Other matters
  8. The State Bar of California 86th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California (Kaelyn J. Romey and Robert S. Horwitz)
    1. Event date: October 8 - 11, 2015
    2. Location: Anaheim, California
    3. Taxation Section will be presenting programs at the Annual Meeting
    4. Current status on programs and panels that we are presenting
  9. Treasurer (Minna C. Yang, Treasurer)
    1. General budget report
    2. Review and discussion financial reports
      1. April 2015 operating statement and financial report
      2. March 2015 operating statement and financial report
      3. Revised 2015 budget reflecting current membership numbers/revenue
    3. Are we on budget?
    4. Other matters
  10. Approval of Roster for Standing Committees
  11. Subcommittee Chairs Attendance at Executive Committee Meetings (Betty Williams)
    1. Discussion of the purpose of the subcommittee chairs coming to Excom meetings.
    2. Maximizing value within our budget.
    3. Advance planning and communication.
  12. California Tax Lawyer (Justin Miller)
    1. Status of current edition.
    2. We are behind and need to catch up. Should we skip an edition?
    3. What is our plan for catching up and timely issuing the California Tax Lawyer?
  13. Webinars (Haleh C. Naimi)
    1. Review and discuss list of webinars for 2015
      Month Committee Status
      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  
  14. State Bar's Proposal on Raising MCLE Requirements (Robert Horwitz)
  15. Employment Benefits Standing Committee
    1. Michelle McCarthy is interested in getting more involved with this Committee. See email, below.

      I just wanted to follow-up on our discussion regarding the California Bar's Employee Benefits Standing Committee. As we discussed, I am incredibly interested in getting more involved with this Committee and I could definitely arrange for an annual webinar and speakers if the Committee is in need of a Chair. Please let me know how can get more information about this.

      Michelle McCarthy
      Fox Rothschild LLP
      1800 Century Park East Suite 300
      Los Angeles, CA 90067-1506
      (310) 598-4153 - direct
  16. International Tax Journal (New)
    1. Update from Patrick Martin and Steven L. Walker
    2. Proposed date of first edition - September 2015
    3. Editorial board
    4. International Tax Standing Committee
  17. Term of Practice for YTL (Adria)
    1. The issue is what should be the term of practice for TYL.
    2. Term has loosely been seven years
    3. 10 years?
  18. Report on Recent Event: Eagles Lodge West (Troy M. Van Dongen; Shellie L. Hughes; Roburt Waldow)
    1. Event date: April 24 - 25, 2015
    2. Location: Vintner's Inn, 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    3. Explanation of the event to Executive Committee members
    4. Number of attendees
    5. Current status and planning update
  19. Report on Recent Event: 2015 Washington D.C. Delegation (Thomas M. Giordano-Lascari)
    1. Event date: May 3 - 5, 2015
    2. Location: Hotel Sofitel Washington D.C., 806 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    3. Paper topics
    4. Logistics and Reservations (what worked and suggestions for 2016)
    5. Tax Court
    6. Justice Department
    7. Comments and feedback for 2016 Washington D.C. Delegation
    8. Updates to the Procedural Manual
  20. Council of State Bar Sections Meeting (Robert Horwitz)
    1. Brief recap of last meeting
    2. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 23, 2015, noon to 1:00 p.m., conference call