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Alexander Reid, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on How to Avoid Revocation of Exempt Status on 12/15/2008


New York, NY, October 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Alexander Reid, Associate of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “How to Avoid Revocation of Exempt Status”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on Monday, December 15, 2008, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_9390.html)

Treasury Decision 9390 was issued on March 28, 2008 by the Department of Treasury. Among its provisions include the final regulations that enumerate substantive requirements for tax exemption of organizations, including measures these organizations should adopt in order to maintain their tax exempt status. To continuously enjoy this, educational, charitable and other non-profit organizations should operate with the public interest in view. These organizations should familiarize themselves of this development to avoid revocation of their exempt status.

The Knowledge Congress assembles a panel of experts to fully discus what this new regulation is all about. Keynote speakers from leading industries and government regulators are scheduled to speak in this two-hour teleconference and webinar.

About Alexander Reid

Alexander Reid is an associate in the tax practice of the Washington, D.C., office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. He advises both taxable and tax-exempt clients on a wide variety of matters, including governance, corporate transactions, examinations, and administrative guidance from the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department. He is vice-chairman of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Washington, D.C. Bar.

Alex received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale and a J.D. and LL.M. (tax) from New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the New York University Law Review. Alex was a Fellow at the National Center for Philanthropy and the Law where he co-authored “A Call for Reform of the Operational Test for Unrelated Commercial Activity in Charities,” 76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1855 (2001). He was a Fellow in the Office of Tax Policy at the Treasury Department in 2001 and 2002 where he worked on a variety of guidance projects involving tax-exempt organizations.

Alex is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, and the United States Tax Court.

About Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden is one of the world’s leading law firms, with 23 offices and more than 2,000 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Skadden represents a broad spectrum of clients ranging from Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations to financial and governmental entities to small high-technology start-up companies to cultural, educational and charitable institutions.

For more information about Alexander Reid and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, please visit: http://www.skadden.com.

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register for an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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