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Alan Winston Granwell, Partner, DLA Piper to Speak at KC’s Event on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in 2010 Explored Live Webcast on 08/05/10

New York, NY, July 07, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alan Winston Granwell, Partner, DLA Piper, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in 2010 Explored LIVE Webcast.” This 2-hour event is scheduled for August 5, 2010, Thusday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

In March 2010 FACTA, Subtitle A of Title V of Public Law went into effect. It will require Americans to more comprehensively report offshore income from overseas accounts. Aimed at individuals, the law will also have sweeping changes for corporations as well as they impact the path to investment in US firms by foreign companies. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of FACTA experts to help companies, attorneys, CPA’s, consultants and industry professionals make sense of the new law and its impact on the industry.

In this live webcast,the experts will roll up their sleeves and offer practical guidance to the law’s 5 main components:

- Disclosure of Beneficial Owners
- Underreporting of Foreign assets
- Other disclosures
- Substitute payments
- Dividend payments

This live webcast will cover the most critical aspects of this legislation as well as provide up-to-the-minute regulatory updates that may impact its implementation.

About Alan Winston Granwell

Alan Winston Granwell is an international tax partner resident in DLA Piper's Washington, DC office. Mr. Granwell’s practice encompasses representing multinational corporations on cross-border planning, to include acquisitions, dispositions and business restructurings, IP migrations, services arrangements, repatriation planning, international transportation, cross-border leasing, transfer pricing and the use of bilateral tax treaties. He also advises high-net-worth individuals on cross-border tax planning and structuring.

Recently, Mr. Granwell has become active in advising investors from emerging countries engaged in cross-border transactions involving the United States and Europe and in advising financial institutions and their clients on international tax enforcement initiatives. He conducts an active administrative practice, regularly representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the US Treasury Department (including negotiating advance pricing agreements, conducting competent authority proceedings, advising taxpayers on voluntary disclosures, assisting clients in obtaining regulatory changes and tax rulings and advising clients on tax legislation matters).

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper has 3,600 lawyers in 25 countries and 64 offices throughout the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia. It has leading practices in corporate, finance, human resources, litigation, real estate, regulatory and legislative, tax, and technology, media and communications.

For more information about Alan Winston Granwell, and DLA Piper, 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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