SOURCE: Brager Tax Law Group, A.P.C.

Brager Tax Law Group, A.P.C.

October 06, 2010 06:00 ET

L.A. Tax Attorney Dennis Brager Joins Leading Federal Authorities at October 2010 UCLA Tax Controversy Institute

Tax Attorney Brager to Moderate Office of Professional Responsibility Panel

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) -  Los Angeles tax lawyer Dennis Brager, founder of Brager Tax Law Group, A.P.C., joins a prestigious group of government and private tax litigation experts on Tuesday, October 26 at UCLA Extension's 26th Annual Tax Controversy Institute at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. 

The UCLA Tax Controversy Institute is the country's foremost annual tax controversy conference and features some of the nation's top, federal tax officials from Washington, D.C. and State offices in California. This year's influential panelists include: Kurt Meier, Senior Advisor to the Chief of Appeals, Chief, IRS National Office of Appeals; Victor Song, Chief, Criminal Investigation, IRS, Washington, D.C.; and Sandra Brown, Chief, Tax Division, United States Attorney's Office (C.D. Cal.).

This is Mr. Brager's 10th year of participation in the Annual Tax Controversy Institute, which is designed for tax attorneys, CPAs and tax preparers. A well known authority on tax litigation and tax controversy, Mr. Brager will moderate a panel led by Karen L. Hawkins, Director of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) in Washington, D.C., on Circular 230 revisions and Office of Professional Responsibility monetary sanctions. They will also be discussing representation of the practitioner who has an undeclared foreign financial account, contingency fees, practice pitfalls, conflicts and related ethical issues. Others participating on this panel are Erin M. Collins, Managing Director, Tax Controversy Services, KPMG, LLP and G. Michelle Ferreira, Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Mr. Brager states, "This is an excellent time for tax professionals to get a better understanding of their responsibilities under Circular 230 since the Office of Professional Responsibility will now be overseeing thousands of tax preparers, who were previously unregulated."

Mr. Brager is a California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist and a former Senior Tax Attorney for the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel. In addition to representing the IRS in court, he has advised the Service on complex civil and criminal tax issues and was named "Super Lawyer" by L.A. Magazine in the field of tax litigation. 

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