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Steve Grob and Carl Rashid to Speak at Michigan Tax Conference

Mary Hennessey to speak at MICPA SALT Case Study Forum

October 28, 2015

Detroit-based attorneys Carl Rashid, Jr., member of the Dykema’s Real Estate Practice Group and leader of Dykema’s Property Tax Appeals practice, and Steven E. Grob, member of the firm’s Taxation and Estates Group, will be featured speakers at the Michigan Association for Certified Public Accountants’ (MICPA) 2015 Michigan Tax Conference, which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.

Rashid, Jr., will serve as co-presenter for the session entitled, “Personal Property Tax Reform – It Ain’t Easy.” This presentation will discuss the changes in transfer of ownership taxes, potential cost decreases for businesses, Proposition 1 and more.

Grob will serve as co-presenter for the session, “Transactional State Tax Traps and Planning Opportunities in Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructurings.” This presentation will cover the potential pitfalls and planning opportunities when entering buying, selling or restructuring transactions. The session will discuss important topics, including how to avoid or minimize transfer taxes, state tax due diligence considerations, utilization of loss carryovers and avoiding successor liability.

For more information on the Michigan Tax Conference, click here.

Additionally, Detroit-based associate, Mary A. Hennessey, who is also a member of the Dykema’s Taxation Group, will present at MICPA’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Case Study Forum on the day preceding the conference, Tuesday, Nov. 3. This event also takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace.

Hennessey will serve as a co-presenter of the presentation, “Practitioner Issues with Treasury Notices and the Power of Attorney Form.” This session will discuss the results of MICPA workgroups that have been working with the Department of Treasury on finding processes to make communications with practitioners more efficient. Attendees will be able to see what notices will look like in the future, as well as the new Power of Attorney form.

For more information on MICPA’s SALT Case Study Forum, click here.