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Stephen Kranz, Partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP to Represent Avalara at KC’s Tax Planning in the New E-Commerce Environment Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 25, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Stephen Kranz, Partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP will speak on behalf of Avalra at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Tax Planning in the New E-Commerce Environment.” This event is scheduled for August 26, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Stephen Kranz

Stephen P. Kranz is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He engages in all forms of taxpayer advocacy, including audit defense and litigation, legislative monitoring, and the formation and leadership of taxpayer coalitions. Steve is at the forefront of state and local tax issues, including developments arising in the world of cloud computing and digital goods and services. He assists clients in understanding planning opportunities and compliance obligations for all states and all tax types. His approach to taxpayer advocacy brings strategic thinking together with skills for the courtroom and the statehouse.

Steve combines tax controversy and litigation with a unique approach to tax policy advocacy on behalf of his Fortune 100 clients. He often represents companies on issues in litigation while working to address the larger tax policy questions through state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Governors Association, the Multistate Tax Commission, and the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.

Steve was recognized by State Tax Notes as one of the Top 10 Tax Lawyers and as one of the Top 10 Individuals who influenced Tax Policy and Practice for 2011. State Tax Notes had previously identified him as one of the publication’s “People to Watch,” which highlights individuals who have already played an important role in state tax but will likely dominate the field in the next 10 years. Steve was described as “a leading representative of business interests in court as well as before the legislatures.”

Steve has authored numerous articles that have appeared in State Tax Notes, LexisNexis Law Center, and Information Week, among others. He speaks regularly at national conferences regarding state and local tax issues and is frequently interviewed by journalists covering state and local tax developments.

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About Avalara

Founded in 2004, Avalara is the visionary and industry leader in sales tax and VAT automation. Handling over one billion transactions annually, AvaTax provides the most complete set of transactional tax compliance services available. Businesses of all sizes rely on AvaTax to provide sales tax calculation, global VAT automation, exemption certificate management, and returns.

With certified integrations available for 200+ ecommerce, mobile, POS, and ERP solutions, AvaTax serves tens of thousands of registered users globally, setting an unbeatable standard of fast, easy, and affordable transactional tax solutions for your business.

Event Synopsis:

Regulators and state legislatures are transforming the tax landscape to pursue more revenues from the increasingly digital world of retail sales. This webcast shares up-to-the-minute tax news and audit insights on protecting your own company by updating your nexus study, sales and use tax protocols, and e-retail sales channels. Achieve new understanding of managing your cyber risks and e-commerce tax liability as “taxing the internet” expands.

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

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars 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. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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