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Capes Sokol Tax Lawyers to Present at 2019 ABA Tax Section May Meeting

On May 9-11, 2019, Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, Sara G. Neill, and Michelle F. Schwerin will present in front of the nation’s leading tax practitioners at the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation May Meeting.


Capes Sokol Presentations at the 2019 ABA May Tax Meeting

On May 10, 2019, Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir will moderate a panel titled, “Important Developments in the Federal Income Taxation of S Corporations.” This panel will discuss recent legislative, administrative and judicial developments relating to S corporations and their shareholders.

On May 10, 2019, Michelle F. Schwerin will be a panelist during, “Litigating International Penalties in Collection.” This program will discuss the procedures that apply after the IRS Examination Division assesses or proposes to assess a penalty for failing to report foreign income or assets. The panelists will explain the options available to contest and/or compromise the international penalties under Title 26, including accelerated appeals, collection due process hearings, collection alternatives, and Tax Court litigation.

On May 11, 2019, Michelle will provide an update on “Important Civil Developments” in tax cases to the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee. In addition, Sara will provide an update on “Important Criminal Developments” in tax cases to the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee.


2019 ABA May Tax Meeting

This annual event, presented by the ABA’s Taxation Section, brings together high-level government officials, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners to discuss the latest tax developments, strategies, and techniques for tax practitioners.

For additional information about the ABA May meeting, check out the: 2019 May Tax Meeting Program


About the Capes Sokol Attorneys

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir counsels clients ranging from individuals and small business owners to multi-national corporations, limited liability companies, S corporations, and non-profits. She provides tax and business planning advice in various corporate transactions, including the selection and formation of business entities, acquisitions, expansions, employee benefits and executive compensation, redemptions of ownership interests, and dissolutions and terminations of businesses.

For more information about Laura, please visit her profile.

Sara G. Neill represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal tax disputes involving the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Justice, and various state taxing authorities. Sara is currently the President-Elect of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and an adjunct professor of law in Washington University Law School’s Tax LL.M. program where she co-teaches Tax Fraud Prosecutions. She was recognized in both 2015 and 2018 as Best Lawyers’ St. Louis Tax Litigation and Controversy Lawyer of the Year.

For more information about Sara, please visit her profile.

Michelle Feit-SchwerinMichelle F. Schwerin represents individuals and businesses in a variety of tax matters, including tax liability disputes, innocent spouse claims, claims for penalty abatement, refund claims and litigation, preparer and promoter penalty investigations and tax collection matters.  Michelle is an adjunct professor at Webster University, where she teaches in the Masters of Forensic Accounting program. She was recently recognized for the second consecutive year by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Litigation and Controversy-Tax and named a Rising Star in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List in 2018.

For more information about Michelle, please visit her profile.

About Capes Sokol

At Capes Sokol, we strive to find the best solutions to our client's legal problems and to turn even complex challenges into opportunities. That’s why each member of our St. Louis-based team is committed to looking at every issue from multiple angles. We bring teamwork and collaboration across disciplines. We take the time to listen and understand our clients' industries, problems and challenges. And then we apply deep legal knowledge, experience and creativity all leading to strategies and execution that just make sense.

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