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Michael N. Fine, Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery to Speak at KC Event: "Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) Live Webcast"

New York, NY, July 12, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael N. Fine, Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery, will speak at a 2-hour webcast.

Title of Event: “Changes to Hospital Tax Exemption: Best Practices Under Section 501(r) LIVE Webcast"
Date of Event: August 23, 2012
Time of Event: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET

About Michael N. Fine

Michael N. Fine is an attorney in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Chicago office. He is co-chair of the firm’s Tax-Exemption Affinity Group. His practice focuses on issues affecting tax-exempt health care organizations, including corporate governance, executive compensation, intermediate sanctions, joint ventures, charitable contributions and obtaining tax exemption from the IRS. Michael has experience representing tax-exempt organizations under IRS audit and advising them on captive insurance and other alternatives to commercial insurance.

Before joining McDermott, Michael was an attorney for an international law firm in Washington, D.C. There, Michael counseled individuals, corporations and partnerships on federal income tax issues, including planning and transactional matters, audit and controversy matters, and those involving tax-exempt organizations.

Michael has written numerous articles for Taxation of Exempts including articles on Section 501(r)’s requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, on FBAR filing obligations for Section 501(c)(3) entities and their directors and officers and on property tax exemption developments. He wrote the seminal article on tax exemption of qualified nonprofit health insurance issuers under Section 501(c)(29). He has also published articles with Captive Insurance Company Reports, Tax Analysts, Health Lawyers Weekly and frequently co-authors McDermott Will & Emery client alerts on topics that pertain to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations

About McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

With over 90 health lawyers counseling leading organizations in every major sector of the health care industry for over 30 years, McDermott has one of the United States’ largest and most prestigious Health Industry Practice Groups, which was recognized by Chambers USA as “Health Team of the Year” in 2010 and is the only health industry practice to receive a Tier 1 ranking in the 2012 Chambers USA Guide: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Our Health Industry Practice also received a tier 1 ranking in the Legal 500 USA 2012 Guide.

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Event Synopsis:

Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code was enacted in March 2010 and mandates that nonprofit hospitals to comply with new requirements in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. Aside from expanding their aid service to the community, they are expected to understand the key components of community health needs assessment (CHNA) which includes setting new limitations, policies and procedures related to billing actions. Knowing the best key practices on how to comply with these new requirements will give you the chance to mitigate the risk of potential pitfalls and ultimately to save your tax-exempt status.

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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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