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1. Power Lunch - CNBC - AMT/ISO Interview (3/19/01).
2. CNN - Tax Scams on the Web - Senate Finance Committee hearing involving tax and trust scams on the web (4/5/01).
3. CNNfn - Tough Call - AMT/ISO Discussion - A debate regarding reforming the AMT (7/5/01).
4. Tech TV - Corporate Tax Deductions for Non-Qualified Stock Options.
Structure Your Business to Reduce Tax and Protect Against Lawsuits- Int'l Executives Association Conf., October, 2003
Tax Planning for Real Estate- San Francisco Executives Association, September, 2003
Recent Developments in Abusive Trusts- National Tax Schemes Coordinators Conference, IRS CID, Washington, D.C., August, 2003
Stock Options - Friend or Foe and What to do With Stock Losses - Current Affairs and Foreign Events Discussion Group ("CAFE"), San Francisco - March 11, 2002
Recent Estate Tax Legislation - Prudential Bache Securities seminar, October 24, 2001
Tax-Planning Strategies -Alliance Group, Walnut Creek - September 7, 2001
Tax Scams on the Web -Senate Finance Committee - April 5, 2001 - testimony available
Valuing Stock Options as Compensation - Association of Internet Professionals, San Francisco, November 2000.
Limited Liability Company Law Update - Northern California Trust Companies Association, May 9, 2000 outline available
Taxation on the Internet - Tax Update and planning Conference - California CPA Education Foundation, November 22 & 23, 1999 outline available.
Tax-Free Money -- What a Concept! Renaissance Executive Forum, November 19, 1998 outline available
Tax-Free Money -- What a Concept! Marin County Estate Planning Council, October, 1998 outline available
Tax-Free Money -- What a Concept! - San Francisco Attorney's Probate Association, May 28, 1998.outline available
Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997 - Exploiting the Investment Loopholes - Van Deventer & Hock, March 24, 1998 outline available
Making the World Wide Web Work for You - Bar Association of San Francisco, Law Practice Management Section - March 17, 1998
Client Development on the Internet - Glasser Legal Works, March 2, 1998
Marketing Your Tax Practice on the Internet - Young Tax Lawyers, February 25, 1998
Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997 - Selected Issues - Van Kasper and Company, September 23, 1997. outline available
Foreign Trusts and Gifts, California Society of Enrolled Agents, Golden Gate Chapter, September 4, 1997outline available
Content is King (designing a legal website), Glasser Legal Works, March 18, 1997.
Marketing on the Internet, Glasser Legal Works, March 17, 1997.
An Evening with the Tax Prophet -- Estate Planning in the 1990s - Protecting Your Assets from the Tax Man and Potential Adversaries, Merrill Lynch, January 28, 1997.
Selected Tax Issues from the 1996 Tax Legislation, CPA/Law Forum, November 21, 1996. Outline Available
IRAs and Retirement Plans: Defusing the Tax Time Bomb, The New Chase Trust Co. and Butterfield & Butterfield, October 30, 1996 Outline Available
Using the Internet to Market Your Law Practice, California State Bar Annual Meeting, October 13, 1996.
Growing Your Business Through Acquisitions - A Missed Opportunity, Executives Association of San Francisco, July 25, 1996
Lawyers and the World Wide Web, Law Practice Management Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, July 16, 1996.
The Flat Tax and Other Radical Tax Reform Proposals, CPA/Law Forum, October 26, 1995; State Bar of California, Tax Section, December, 19, 1995, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Legal Specialization credit. Outline Available.
Accumulation Trusts After the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, Chemical Trust Company, November 14, 1995 for MCLE credit; CPA/Law Forum, San Francisco, January 20, 1994. Outline Available
Nannygate Revisited: Do You Really Owe Taxes On Your Baby-sitter? Lecture given for MCLE credit, May 15, 1995, Jackson, Tufts, Cole and Black Law Firm, San Francisco, CA.
Tax Implications of Your Association's Dues, Executives Association Southwestern Regional Conference, March 25, 1995. Outline Available
Limited Liability Companies, Northern California Trust Companies Association, March 21, 1995. Outline Available
Tax Consequences of Foreign Investing in the United States, Bank of America International Private Banking Group, January 11, 1995.
Independent Contractors vs. Employees, Jo Murray Speakers Bureau, Oakland Executives Association, October 18, 1994.
The Slaying of the Tax Dragon, The Golden Gate Breakfast Club, April 20, 1994; The Executives Association of San Francisco, February 24, 1994. Text Available
Tax Law Changes Affecting Real Estate, The Professional Property Managers Association, February 9, 1994.
Federal Tax Changes in 1993, Tax Aid - a non-profit organization assisting low income taxpayers, a series of lectures, February - March, 1994.
Accumulation Trusts After the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, CPA/Law Forum, San Francisco, January 20, 1994. Outline Available
Individual Tax Changes under the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 , CPA/Law Forum, San Francisco, October 28, 1993.
An Update on Deferred Like-Kind Exchanges, American Bar Association, General Practice Section, New York Meeting, August 8, 1993.
Nannygate Revisited: Do You Really Owe Taxes on your Baby-Sitter?, CPA Forum, San Francisco, April 22, 1993.
Tax Issues Facing Small Businesses in the 1990's, The Executives Association of San Francisco, May 21, 1992.
Estate Planning In The 90's, Jo Murray Speakers Bureau. Rotary Club - West San Francisco, March 16, 1994; Kiwanis Club - Oakland, November 23, 1992; Alameda Cable Television, October 7, 1992; Kiwanis Club - Golden Gate, July 22, 1992; Optimists Club - Palo Alto/Menlo Park, March 25, 1992; Kiwanis Club - Albany/ El Cerrito, March 3, 1992; Professional Secretaries International, February 6, 1992.
Estate Planning in The 90's, a series of lectures presented to the Department of Health and Human Services: April 29, 1992; July 1, 1992; September 10, 1992; April 28, 1993; August 24, 1993; and December 13, 1993.
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