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Zion Levi, Attorney, Dearson, Levi & Pantz PLLC, to Speak at TKG's Event

New York, NY, September 23, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Zion Levi, Attorney, Dearson, Levi & Pantz PLLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Remarkable Developments to IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Process: What Lies Ahead in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About Zion Levi

As one of the nation’s leading transfer pricing lawyers, Zion Levi draws upon more than 20 years of legal experience to counsel clients on matters such as establishing and implementing transfer pricing policies, structuring efficient intercompany transactions, ascertaining appropriate transfer pricing methodologies and arm’s length prices, preparing related-party agreements and other contemporaneous documentation, and representing taxpayers in IRS audits and before IRS Appeals.

Being based in Washington, D.C., Zion has frequent contacts with IRS officials and leverages that experience for the benefit of U.S. and international clients while, among other things, negotiating and closing Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), securing Competent Authority relief, obtaining Simultaneous Appeals Procedure (SAP) reviews, and procuring favorable Private Letter Rulings (PLRs). Zion is the author of Chapter 9, “Cost Sharing Arrangements,” of BNA’s Tax Management Portfolio #890 (Transfer Pricing: Alternative Practical Strategies), is a member of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Transfer Pricing Committee, and holds an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

About Dearson, Levi & Pantz PLLC

Dearson, Levi & Pantz PLLC (DLP) is a boutique law firm providing specialized legal services and representation to businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide in the areas of business transactions, financing, taxation, technology, intellectual property, estate planning and business immigration. Centered in Washington DC, with practice offices in Maryland and Virginia, DLP consists of highly experienced problem solvers who collaborate in a multidisciplinary manner to deliver excellent representation, astute strategic clarity, technical and legal know-how, and creativity resulting in real life solutions. Our Partner level focus allows us to consistently devise personalized, pragmatic and innovative solutions to complex legal issues thereby producing exceptional added value to our clients.

Event Synopsis:
On August 12, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the long awaited substantial revision to the revenue procedure governing the process for obtaining advance pricing agreements (APAs). An Advance Pricing Agreement allows taxpayers to obtain agreement from the relevant tax authorities regarding the proper treatment of their transfer pricing issues, thereby reducing significantly the transfer pricing compliance burden going forward. The final APA revenue procedure includes a much more robust process that reflects the IRS’ twenty-plus years of experience negotiating agreements with both taxpayers and treaty partners.

In this live Webcast, a notable panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as the implications of the revised procedures to taxpayers looking to access the IRS Advance Pricing Agreement Process. Drawing on their experience in both the public and private sector, the panel will help the audience identify and better understand the important issues that arise during the process of obtaining an APA, and discuss their recommended best practices for using the process efficiently and effectively.

Key topics include:

· Revenue Procedure 2015-41
· Implications of the BEPS initiative to the U.S. Transfer Pricing Regime
· Advantages and Disadvantages of the Final Revenue Procedure
· Bilateral and Multilateral APAs
· Best Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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