New York, NY, July 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Sang Kim, Partner of DLA Piper 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: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_fas109fin48.html)
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 Sang Kim
Sang Kim is a partner in the International Tax group and a member of the firm's National Diversity Committee. He concentrates his practice in international tax and operational structuring, global transfer pricing strategy and documentation, cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, post-acquisition integration, and international tax controversy.
He has led numerous international structuring projects for companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions. Representative industries include high tech, consumer products, life sciences, outsourcing, manufacturing, and distribution. Within the high tech sector, he has extensive experience with clients in the semiconductor, software, and networking sectors. He has also worked extensively with clients doing business in China, India, Brazil, and other emerging economies.
Prior to joining the firm, he spent seven years at two of the Big 4 accounting firms in their Silicon Valley offices where he specialized in international tax from both planning and tax provision perspectives.
He is a frequent speaker on international tax matters for several organizations including the Council for International Tax Education (CITE), and the Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars (ATLAS).
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.
For more information about Sang Kim and Grant Thornton LLP, please visit: www.GrantThornton.com.
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: www.knowledgecongress.org.