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Hot Topics in Tax Law Reform 2017

(422 reviews)

Produced on December 15, 2017

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Course Information

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Advanced
Categories Tax

Course Description

This program, led by international tax law compliance thought leader and attorney R. John Smith, will begin with a brief summary of 2017 Proposed Tax Regulations. Mr. Smith will address corporate pass-thru and individual review, including the potential impact upon private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and family office investors. He will also address potential federal and state tax law planning options.  

Additionally, the presenter will discuss the tax treatment of certain transfers of property to foreign corporations, certain interests in corporations, such as stock or indebtedness, and transfers of certain property by U.S. persons to partnerships with related foreign partners. Join him for this exciting and topical tax discussion.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and restrictions on liquidation of an interest
  2. Address the importance of consistent basis reporting between an estate and the person acquiring property from decedent
  3. Grasp inversions and related transactions
  4. Recognize the tax treatment of certain transfers of property to foreign corporations
  5. Appreciate the tax treatment of certain interests in corporations, such as stock or indebtedness
  6. Identify the tax treatment of transfers of certain property by U.S. persons to partnerships with related foreign partners
  7. Explore the potential federal and state tax law planning in response to proposed tax regulations


R. John Smith

R. John Smith Esq.

R. John Smith, Esq., is a tax law expert with over 30 years focus upon Partnership Tax law matters. He is author of the treatise "Practical Insights on Tax Law“, Tax Law Writer and Editor of Tax Law CPE courses; works closely with national subject matter professionals in the design and execution of complex, large-scale partnership transactions, has lectured on complexities of Subchapter K, partnership modeling Debt allocations, distributions, bringing in new partners, sales of partnership shares, terminations, US Treasury proposed partnership regulations on hot assets under Code Sec. 751(b). which mandate bookups (revaluing partnership assets at fair market value) to lock in each partner’s share of Code Sec. 751 property; nuances of joint venture structuring, US Taxation of international transactions, U.S. International Taxation,Cross-Border Transfers,taxation of outbound transfers to, as well as inbound transfer from, foreign corporations is determined under Code Sec. 367; Reorganizations,Outbound Transfers to Foreign Corporations; Acquisitive Reorganizations;Outbound Acquisitive Reorganizations;Inbound Transfers From a Foreign Corporation;Inbound Acquisitive Reorganizations; Foreign-To-Foreign Acquisitive Reorganizations; Foreign currency translations, Hedges of Foreign Currency Risk with Debt Instruments held as Capital Assets; Tax Law Strategy for tax attributes including foreign Qualified Business Unit earnings remittances, foreign corporation actual and deemed distributions, foreign income taxes etc. throughout the US, Israel, Asia etc. He is member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Jack is an alumni of Harvard University and New York University School of Law.


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Kelly D.

By far, one of your best instructors and courses

Edythe N.

Excellent presentation .

Paul P.

Thank you.

Robert S.

Most informative, i would highly recommend any attorney that represent business clients to take this course

Ashley Renee E.

Great course

Laura G.

This man is an encyclopedia of information. So willing to share and help! Please bring him back for more presentations.

Kenneth B.

Outstanding Speaker

Elizabeth I.

Faculty enthusiasm was awesome; made complex material accessible to a non-tax lawyer.

carlos s.

Wow, outstanding !

Melissa B.

Excellent- I think I'm going to re-watch this video.

Michael D.

Now that the new law has been passed, when will there be a follow up program?

Michael W.

Excellent course by a highly dedicated and skilled lecturer

Stewart K.

Thank you.

pamela s.


Elizabeth L.

This was an excellent program and the instructor was excellent.


I love this professor. Will look for more classes from him Thank you

Paul M.

This is the best lawline course I've taken to date. Excellent!

Thomas N.

Excellent presentation. Professor Smith adequately explained a complicated area of law and his future availability to answer follow up questions is appreciated.

george h.

In my opinion the presentation was put together well. Thank you.

Clarence S.

Superb presentation of complex and wide ranging tax law issues. Excellent in all respects.

R. Christopher R.

He is fantastic as a presenter.

Robert S.

Really enjoyed faculty and look forward to current materials once available

Sharon L.

I appreciate that he has offered his email address for questions, and that he will follow up on the impact of the new legislation and make his thoughts available ( as well as the legislation itself) on Lawline.

Tom H.

Very timely--at risk of stating obvious

Phyllis L.

Great presentation. Very timely topic.

Janet G.

excellent overview of pending legislation

Gordon P.

Appreciate the enthusiasm.

Dennis G.

Very helpful presentation!

Dena R.

Excellent presentation!

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