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Hedge Fund Taxation & Compliance Forum

June 18 - 20, 2008 | The Flatotel N.Y., New York, NY

Workshops

Workshops

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

8:30
Morning Coffee & Registration

9:30
Job-specific Workshops Targeted to YOUR Responsibilities

Choose Between the Two:

1:  IRS Hedge Fund Audit Manual
Preparing Your Fund For a Visit By the IRS Tax Audit Team


For CFOs, Tax Directors, Accountants & Auditors
Hedge fund tax audit rates are rising and chances of being inspected by the IRS are increasing. Prepare for the unexpected with this in-depth workshop:
  • How to prepare for an IRS examination
  • Examination tools & techniques: A critical assessment of methodology
  • An understanding of what issues the
  • Internal Revenue Service coordinated within their industry
  • Identify requests for information agents must issue to have proper documentation in place
  • Gain an understanding of the procedural rights of the IRS 

Learn opportunities for resolution of your case with the IRS agent: including alternative dispute resolution techniques, as compared to traditional settlement mechanisms

Led By:
Edward H. Dougherty
Partner, National Hedge Fund Tax Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ted is also the Director of Hedge Fund Services for the Northeast Region

Howard J. Berman
Director - IRS Tax Controversy Practice
Deloitte Tax LLP

Howard was a Senior Trial Attorney for the Department of Treasury and represented the IRS before the United States Tax Court. Howard was one of the first practitioners to utilize Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques with the IRS
2:  SEC Audit Survival Guide
Ensuring Compliant Review Practices


For CCOs, Fund Managers, General Counsel & Risk Managers
Attend this workshop to learn the latest enforcement priorities and steps to guide you through the process:
  • Steps on preparing:
    - Identify the new “red flags” that regulators are focusing on
    - Review of compliance inventory items
    - New comprehensive SEC document request list
  • Enduring the process:
    - Appropriately delegating responsibilities
    - Communicating and working with SEC authorities during an audit
    - Maximizing the effectiveness of the visit
  • Mitigating your exposure to vulnerabilities:
    - Common analyses performed
    - Deficiencies revealed
  • Following-up to ensure compliance
    - Addressing deficiency letters

Moderator:
Gerald Ranzal
Partner in Charge - Financial Services
Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Panelists:

Robert Nisi
Partner, COO, General Counsel
Cyrus Capital Partners

Theodore E. Eichenlaub
Founding Partner
ACA Compliance Group
Former SEC Examiner

Robert Van Grover
Partner – Investment Management Group
Seward & Kissel LLP

There will be a twenty minute break during the workshop
12:00
Lunch for Workshop Participants

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