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Howard Leung, CPA, Partner, CohnReznick LLP to Speak at KCís Emerging Issues on Leases: What You Need to Know Live Webcast

New York, NY, February 08, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Howard Leung, CPA, Partner, CohnReznick LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Emerging Issues on Leases: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for September 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm(ET).

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About Howard Leung, CPA

Howard Leung, CPA, is a partner in CohnReznick's New York office and a member of the Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice. With more than 20 years of public accounting experience, he specializes in serving a variety of real estate clients including real estate and private equity funds, hospitality and management, and REITs. In addition to real estate, Howard specializes in audit services for employee benefit plans.

Prior to joining CohnReznick, Howard spent five years with a Big Four firm, where he worked with multibillion-dollar real estate, publicly traded and non-traded REITs and engineering clients. While there, he planned, supervised, and reviewed the publishing of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 REIT handbooks.

About CohnReznick LLP

With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick LLP is the 11th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, owner-managed firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other key market sectors.

Headquartered in New York, NY, CohnReznick serves its clients with more than 280 partners, 2,200 employees, and 26 offices. The Firm is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors. For more information, visit

Event Synopsis:

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued a joint proposal that could significantly alter how companies account for leases. The FASB and IASB (the Boards) have started their re-deliberations in March 2014 following the publication of the revised Leases Exposure Draft in March 2013 and has targeted 2015 to issue the final standard. As evidenced by 600+ comment letters received by the Boards, the proposed changes will no doubt represent financial reporting, regulatory and in some jurisdictions, tax reporting challenges to adopters. Other significant challenges such as data capture, system updates or procurement, lease vs. buy decision, contract management and human resources are also expected.

In this 2-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview to help you understand the accounting of the proposed changes, status of the re-deliberations and the potential effects of the changes on companies’ businesses.

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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