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Phillip A. Pillar, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on It’s Almost June 30th: Do You Know Where Your FBARs Are? Live Webcast on 06/15/10

New York, NY, May 29, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Phillip A. Pillar, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “It’s Almost June 30th: Do You Know Where Your FBARs Are? LIVE Webcast”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for June 15, 2010, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

The reporting of interests in foreign financial accounts has been revolutionized in the past year and a half. From the unprecedented negotiations conducted by sovereign tax authorities over banking institutions to the IRS 2009 Voluntary Compliance Initiative to the Proposed Regulations, this revolution in transparency affects almost all taxpayers and their advisors. Join this 2-hour Live Webcast by The Knowledge Group where a panel of key thought leaders and experts will help you to get current on the unique overlap of tax and bank secrecy considerations that govern this subject. With the June 30th deadline for filing 2009 forms, join this event for a most topical discussion of the new – and old – rules.

They will discuss:

- The basic FBAR rules
- The state of IRS Voluntary Compliance Initiatives
- The Proposed Regulations
- The Filings Due June 30th
- Issues on the Horizon

About Phillip A. Pillar

Phillip A. Pillar is a Shareholder in the Philadelphia Office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Phil's practice concentrates on representing and advising clients in federal, state and international tax issues before tax authorities and courts. Phil negotiates sophisticated tax problems for clients including voluntary disclosures, methods of accounting and tax shelters. Phil's cases include precedent-setting decisions in the taxation of many different industries, particularly financial services. He advises investment funds, insurance companies, banks and other lenders on strategies and transactions. He also tried numerous estate tax valuation matters and has been involved in other notable reported cases. He possesses broad experience in federal tax alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration. For multinational clients, Phil uses his experience of having advised and represented IRS in transfer pricing matters. Phil has also worked with clients' tax treaty positions and anti-deferral regime issues.

Phil has also counseled many companies, from Fortune 1000 to privately held, on managing their tax risk. He is experienced in the fields of reportable transactions compliance and tax transparency, how tax issues in transactions and structures may be scrutinized. He specializes in resolving civil tax penalties and practice before the IRS. Recently, Phil has counseled clients and addressed tax professionals on the effects of greater transparency in tax disclosures under FIN 48 and tax reporting rules changes.

Phil has authored many articles and has been published in The Tax Lawyer. He is also a former Chair, Administrative Practice Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation.

Phil is admitted to practice in the Bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of Texas, along with various Federal Courts.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Phil was a Director of Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services Practice at Ernst & Young and a senior litigation in the Office of the Chief Counsel, IRS.

Mr. Pillar received his LL.M. from Washington University in St. Louis, his J.D. from The University of Texas and his B.A. also from The University of Texas.

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:

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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