This course provides a general overview of some of the effects of the 2017 Tax Reform Act on individuals, such as the deduction limitations for state/local taxes (SALT) and mortgage interest, the new 20% pass-through business deduction, and certain benefits for investments in so-called “qualified opportunity zones”. The discussion covers some proposed Treasury Regulations and other guidance over the past year that have expanded upon the new legislation.
The program, led by attorney Libin Zhang, will take a look at some suggested taxpayer strategies that have been rejected by the Treasury, and other strategies that may be successful moving forward.
Libin Zhang has been a partner at Fried Frank since 2019. He was previously a partner at the tax boutique of Roberts & Holland LLP. He works on a variety of matters relating to corporations, real estate, and international taxation. Recent publications include:
He received his B.S./M.S. joint degree with honors from the California Institute of Technology, his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his LL.M (Taxation) from New York University. He has passed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III exam.
Good overview of 2017 tax law.
Nice coverage of the 2017 tax reform law, which continues to confuse lawyers and clients even several years after its enactment.
Well organized, careful speaker who has great grasp of subject.
great overview and good tips.
Mr. Zhang casually and off the top of his head described this complex subject, and made it understandable.
I generally hate taxes and tax classes, but this was very well done.
Libin's presentation was thorough yet concise.
Very timely course
a little dry but tax can be that!
This presentation was very well done. Clear and informative.
Very clearly presented and helpful. The presenter did a great job.
The presenter did a great job of boiling down the law to key provisions discussed.
lots of good information presented in organized manner
Nice presentation, with relevant examples.
one of the best.
Well done! Thank you
Very interested in Puerto Rico opportunity zone
Good speaker. Very likable and knowledgeable. Could be a four hour course with the information provided.
Made a complicated subject easy to understand.
Concise. Informative. Highly recommended.
Very Helpful and accessible.
Very informative; the presenter was very knowledgeable.
Very well done
Excellent presentation. Good speed and teaching style.
Tax is very relevant and interesting.
He’s very good!
Good overview :)
I appreciate the transcript of the course. Thank you.
this was great!
One of best presentations I've listened to.
Lipon (instructor) was really good in delivering the content and should be doing more of these. I heartily recommend his courses, he has a natural talent for educating others in sometimes arcane tax law.
Good basic summation of tax code revisions for individuals.
The instructor was thoroughly knowledgeable and provided interesting background as to the IRS rationale for some of the changes to the Code.
provided a clear understanding of the subject matter.
Covered a lot of material in a thoughtful, easy to understand way. Strongly recommend.
Easy to follow
Goaded my thinking, going to do personal research to answer some follow-on questions. Stimulating presentation, including wry humor.
Excellent content and presentation!!
Excellent, clear and precise presentation
Lots of practical information---I especially liked the discussion of the revised business deduction rules.
strong communicator to both tax lawyers and, I'm sure, to other lawyers
Excellent Explanation of 2017 Tax Law
Good overview and well presented
Very engaging and funny commentator made tax law enjoyable!
Helpful both professionally and personally.
Helpful for non-tax lawyer
Excellent presentation of developing area of law.
material about marriage/divorce particularly interesting
Good seminar. Interesting that the new tax law encouraged divorce and discourages marriage in certain situations.
Great overview of the tax code overhaul. Thank you.
Good overview of the TCJA.
Mr. Zhang knows his stuff - very informative and helpful. Well done!
Very well done
Provided good examples for attorneys to consider in practice under new law.
Efficient coverage of the new law
Very informative and easy to follow. Wish the presentation had been twice as long!
Good speak.er who simplifies and explains many complex issues
So glad I found this course!
Very thorough presentation. Well done.
This presenter was amazingly smart!
Well done good presentation, good speaker. Thank you
Excellent program. Well delivered.
very useful information
Speaker is brillant. Subdued. Well delivered.
The program provided an excellent overview of some of the impacts of the TCJA on individuals.
Wonderful presentation. Very clear and informative. Among the best I've seen.
One of best programs you offer. Speaker knowledgeable and understandable in a incredibly technical tax area. Great program
Very informative program.
Great summary materials of complicated law. Thanks.
Very practical and easy to understand presenter.
This was a good overview of certain provisions of the 2017 Tax Law.
I learned a lot
Excellent update on the new tax law.
Great synopsis of some of the changes in the new law. Very informative.
Great presentation and speaker
Great seminar-- very timely.
He was very thorough and slides were helpful.
Good general overview.
Speaker was very knowledgeable with the new rules and provided relevant examples. I thought it was an excellent course.
Really dense And smooth
Great over site of the Tax reform
This is one of the best and most organized reviews of the most common issues that tax preparers will see this coming year. Thanks!
Great practice tips.
excellent lecturer; knows his stuff
I'm not a tax practitioner. I watched this mostly for my own information in advance of tax season this year and I found it useful for that purpose.
Excellent overview of new tax law.
Clearly presented. Useful, informative course.
Clear, concise, well done.
I'm not a tax professional but found some of the information informative and potetentially useful nonetheless!
Tremendous. Great summary, very useful