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Stephen M. Brecher, CIRA, CPA, J.D., LLM, MBA, Partner, WeiserMazars LLP to Speak at KC’s Tax Document Automation Live Webcast

New York, NY, October 22, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Stephen M. Brecher, CIRA, CPA, J.D., LLM, MBA, Partner, WeiserMazars LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Tax Document Automation.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Steve Brecher

Steve represents WeiserMazars as a member of Mazars’ Global Tax Board. He focuses on cross-border business development as well as heads the Tax Go-to-Market initiatives. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in providing professional tax and consulting services to international banks and global businesses. He has extensive international tax experience with a great deal of concentration in financial services and capital markets. Previously, as head of KPMG’s International Bank Practice, Steve had oversight of a very broad range of consulting engagements, including risk management, enterprise structure, controls and large federal and state tax examination. He chaired that firm’s Global Banking and Finance Tax Group and served as a member of its Global Banking & Finance Steering Committee.

Steve has testified numerous times at hearings of the Internal Revenue Service on proposed tax regulations and provided comments to the OECD on issues of cross-border taxation. He has substantial experience with international tax treaties as well as negotiation of advance pricing agreements with the Internal Revenue Service and has spearheaded direct negotiation with foreign governments.

A frequent lecturer on tax topics, both in the U.S. and abroad, he has also led numerous seminars in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Steve has also written on a broad spectrum of tax subjects and has served as a contributing editor on financial services and capital market issues for several publications.

One of Steve’s signature accomplishments includes being selected as the representative of the accounting profession to serve on a Blue Ribbon Commission chaired by the New York Superintendent of Banks to review the regulation of foreign-owned financial institutions in New York State, following the collapse of BCCI.

About WeiserMazars LLP

In September 2011, WeiserMazars LLP was ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the Fastest Growing/All-Star Firms in the country. WeiserMazars, the independent U.S. member firm of Mazars Group, provides a unique combination of foresight and experience to our clients in fulfilling their accounting, tax and advisory needs. Our team of partners and professionals bring their technical expertise, industry knowledge and an integrated, customized approach to bear on the critical issues and competitive challenges facing a wide array of clients including owner-managed businesses, complex, multi-national organizations and high net worth individuals in a multitude of industries.

Established in 1921, the firm has been built upon a framework of traditional values and thought leadership enabling us to turn the science of business into an art. We accomplish this by offering a broad range of services that will meet each of our client’s specific needs. Whether on the local level or internationally, we have helped guide clients through their day-to-day operations and work with them to help ensure they have the right financial structure in place to meet their business goals.

WeiserMazars has over 90 partners and more than 650 professionals in seven U.S. offices with additional locations in Israel and the Cayman Islands.

Mazars Group: A Global Organization
Mazars is a prominent international accounting, audit, tax and advisory services organization. With more than 13,000 professionals located around the world, Mazars offers accounting, audit, tax and advisory services in more than sixty countries on five continents.

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Event Synopsis:

Automation of the tax document process promises to help practitioners become more sufficient and save money. Firms need to get ahead of this process in order to take advantage of the benefits.

This live webcast is a must attend for all financial/tax executives who need to be in the know with respect to tax document automation. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webcast.

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. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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