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Brian Moore, Senior Tax Manager, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KCs Event on FAS 109: FIN 48 Accounting for Uncertain Tax Positions for Fund Managers on 09/03/08

New York, NY, July 20, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Brian Moore, Senior Tax Manager of Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “FAS 109: FIN 48 – Accounting for Uncertain Tax Positions – For Fund Managers”. This two-hour event is scheduled for September 3, 2008, Wednesday, starting from 1:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Due to difficulties in meeting the compliance deadline, the FASB has postponed the operation of FIN 48 for private entities and hedge funds. Conflicts with the implementation, as well as the imposition of withholding taxes are just two of the issues the aforementioned entities are facing these days. That’s all about to change. This teleconference and webinar will aim to provide private entities and hedge funds insights on how to systematically approach FIN 48 in their organizations.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to discuss what these approaches are and how to avoid future conflict with the government.

About Brian Moore

Brian is a Tax Senior Manager in the Atlanta office of Grant Thornton LLP. He has over 10 years of experience in providing tax consulting and compliance services to public and private large and middle-market businesses. Some of his specific service capabilities include:

- Managing complex tax compliance projects with consolidated entities filing in multiple jurisdictions (including management of large-scale tax compliance outsourcing engagements)
- Significant mergers and acquisitions experience including tax due diligence, documentation of net operating losses and other tax attributes
- Historic tax attribute defense and documentation resulting from IRS adjustments and settlements
- Extensive FAS 109 experience for public and private corporations
- Tax consulting and compliance for bankrupt entities
- Tax consulting, compliance, and structuring for partnerships and LLCs

Brian’s prior client experience included a variety of industries and clients including Bank of America, The Healthfield Group, Inc., Product Concepts Residential, Inc., FleetBoston Corporation, Post Properties, and various hedge funds and private equity funds.

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of Alabama

Member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, North Carolina Society of CPAs, Association for Corporate Growth

About Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Through member firms in more than 110 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe.

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About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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