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Greenberg Traurig’s Phillip A. Pillar to Speak at KC’s Event on Section 7216 II: Shades of Gray Live Webcast Questions and Answer Session on 03/23/2009


The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts recently announced that Phillip A. Pillar, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Section 7216 II: Shades of Gray Live Webcast Questions and Answer Session”. This special hour-long event is scheduled on March 23, 2009, Monday, at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

New York, NY, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts recently announced that Phillip A. Pillar, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Section 7216 II: Shades of Gray LIVE Webcast Questions and Answer Session”. This special hour-long event is scheduled on March 23, 2009, Monday, at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. For further details of the event and panelists, please visit http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2009_7216-II.html

Event Synopsis:

Section 7216, which went into effect on January 1, 2009, will have a broad impact on the use of consumer’s tax information particularly with respect to sharing it with third parties. Tax preparers are understandably interested in understanding exactly what they need to do to comply with this important regulation. In our February Section LIVE 7216 webcast, we received several hundred detailed and pointed questions from the audience. Many of the questions surrounded the creation of newsletters and the specifics of the regs. “Section 7216 II: Shades of Gray LIVE webcast Question and Answer Session” aims to address those questions. The experts will reconvene in a one-hour live webcast which will be completely dedicated to providing specific answers to many detailed questions.

This new regulation can have a potentially broad impact on your business. This webcast is one of the most important events that we will run this year and is a must attend for CPAs and their marketing staff.

About Phillip A. Pillar

Phil Pillar has over 20 years' experience in advising and representing clients regarding federal, state & local, and international tax controversies and planning matters. A former Special Trial Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, he led or participated in many major civil corporate tax cases, some of which set important precedents. As a Principal and Area Director of a Big 4 federal tax procedure practice, he represented and consulted with Fortune 500 clients in audits, appeals and ground-breaking alternative dispute resolution techniques. As part of a 130-lawyer international tax practice in Greenberg Traurig (www.gtlaw.com), Phil's clients range from public companies to high net worth individuals in mitigating tax risks and bringing their cases before tax authorities. The immediate past Chair of the ABA Tax Section's Administrative Practice Committee, Phil led comment projects on newly amended IRC 6694 among other topics and in January chaired a panel on the new 'IRS Whistleblower Law.' Phil is a frequent presenter, author and commentator in the tax press on a variety of subjects and he can be contacted at pillarp@gtlaw.com.

About Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig’s growth to 1,800 lawyers and 32 offices is an example of the firm’s instincts for leveraging a changing marketplace. The need for lawyers to help clients navigate change continues to escalate. For GT, merging with other law firms to be in new markets overnight is not the way to respond to the market need. Preserving the firm’s “built for change” culture is.
For more information about Phillip A. Pillar, and Greenberg Traurig LLP, please visit: http://www.gtlaw.com

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is a regulatory-focused organization that brings the world's leading authorities and industry participants together to study the impact of changing government mandates using an educational and informative two-hour live, Web format. The Knowledge Congress’ presentations are designed to examine regulatory changes and study emerging trends across a wide variety of industries. To hear leading government officials, consultants, and experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues that will impact business, visit www.knowledgecongress.org to register for this event.

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