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2019 Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax eConference

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The 15th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service. 
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Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2020

Includes: Audio Slides

$575  

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1. Opening Keynote Presentation
International Outlook for Upstream Activities (Jan 2020)

Christopher Moore

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 1 — 40 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Opening Keynote Presentation
International Outlook for Upstream Activities (Jan 2020)

Review evolving global trends in the areas of activities, players, theaters, contracts and relationships.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Christopher Moore, Moyes & Co. - Dallas, TX

2. Capital Cost Recovery (Jan 2020)

Thomas L. Evans, Jennifer Bernardini, Julie M. Chapel, C. Ellen MacNeil, Kenneth J. Moy, Kathleen Reed, Rochelle S. Seade

1.50 0.00 0.00 1.50  

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Audio (mp3) 93 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs
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SESSION 2 — 93 mins, credit 1.50

Session 2:

Capital Cost Recovery (Jan 2020)

A discussion of current cost recovery and accounting issues which may include the final bonus depreciation regulations, issues regarding abandonment and worthlessness, geological and geophysical expenses, intangible drilling and development costs, limits on deduction of interest under Section 163(j) and other selected issues.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Thomas L. Evans, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Chicago, IL
Jennifer Bernardini, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Julie M. Chapel, Internal Revenue Service - Oklahoma City, OK
C. Ellen MacNeil, Andersen - McLean, VA
Kenneth J. Moy, American Petroleum Institute - Washington, DC
Kathleen Reed, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Rochelle S. Seade, Chevron Services Company - Houston, TX

3. Overview of the International Tax System for the Oil and Gas Industry After the TCJA  (Jan 2020)

Carol P. Tello, Anne Devereaux, Bret Wells, Steven C. Wrappe

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Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 3 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

Overview of the International Tax System for the Oil and Gas Industry After the TCJA  (Jan 2020)

Hear an overview of the international provisions following the 2017 TCJA, including the new GILTI, FDII, and BEAT provisions as well as the impact on the pre-existing international provisions. Examine the impact of the TCJA on the oil and gas industry and how the changes may affect the business operations and tax planning of companies in the oil and gas business, including the tax-favored treatment of FOGEI income in contrast to the treatment of FORI income, which generally remains subject to its pre-2018 treatment.  

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Carol P. Tello, Eversheds Sutherland LLP - Washington, DC
Anne Devereaux, Office of Chief Counsel (INTL), Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Bret Wells, University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX
Steven C. Wrappe, Grant Thornton LLP - Washington, DC

4. Current Issues in Tax Administration (Jan 2020)

Michael J. Desmond

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Audio (mp3) 27 mins

SESSION 4 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Current Issues in Tax Administration (Jan 2020)

Over the past 18 months, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have published more than 100 guidance items interpreting and implementing provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), with more guidance anticipated. Hear directly from the Chief Counsel, Mr. Desmond, with an update on The Office of Chief Counsel's role and efforts in drafting and developing that guidance. As work continues to implement the TCJA, the IRS also continues to focus its enforcement resources, an area where the Chief Counsel also plays a key role. Get an update on recent decided cases and anticipated areas of future focus.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Michael J. Desmond, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC

5. Choosing Business Entities for Operations, Acquisitions and Dispositions: Clearing the Fog after TCJA 2017 (Jan 2020)

John T. Bradford, Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Clifford M. Warren, R. David Wheat, William H. Wilson Jr., Denney L. Wright

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Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 5 — 64 mins, credit 1.00

Session 5:

Choosing Business Entities for Operations, Acquisitions and Dispositions: Clearing the Fog after TCJA 2017 (Jan 2020)

Analyze and discuss the factors that enter into the choice of business entity after changes in the tax law implemented by TCJA 2017, focusing on entity selection for day-to-day operations, acquisitions and dispositions.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

John T. Bradford, Liskow & Lewis - Houston, TX
Barbara Spudis de Marigny, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Clifford M. Warren, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
R. David Wheat, Kirkland & Ellis LLP - Houston, TX
William H. Wilson Jr., Internal Revenue Service - Farmers Branch, TX
Denney L. Wright, The University of Houston Law Center - Houston, TX

6. The Evolving Partnership Audit Rules (Jan 2020)

Elizabeth McGinley, William Paul Bowers, George Hani, Holly O. Paz

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Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 6 — 58 mins, credit 1.00

Session 6:

The Evolving Partnership Audit Rules (Jan 2020)

The new centralized partnership audit rules are now in effect and the initial returns subject to those rules have been or will soon be filed. Many of the rules governing the new regime have been finalized but others are still forthcoming. Taxpayers, practitioners and the IRS will learn more about the new regime once audits of those returns commence with regularity. Discuss the most recent developments in the evolution of these audit rules.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Elizabeth McGinley, Bracewell LLP - New York, NY
William Paul Bowers, Norton Rose Fulbright - Dallas, TX
George Hani, Miller & Chevalier Chartered - Washington, DC
Holly O. Paz, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC

7. 1031 Update for Oil & Gas (Jan 2020)

Todd Keator, Robert A. Jacobson, Stephen J. Toomey

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 7 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

1031 Update for Oil & Gas (Jan 2020)

Significant changes have occurred in the 1031 world over the prior two years. Discuss and explore the meaning of “real property” as applicable to oil & gas exchanges, the use of Bartell structures for reverse exchanges, issues specific to royalty trusts and tax partnerships, and a comparison to opportunity zone investments as an alternative.   

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Todd Keator, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
Robert A. Jacobson, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP - Houston, TX
Stephen J. Toomey, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC

8. The New Section 45Q Carbon Capture and Sequestration Credit
  (Jan 2020)

Brian Americus, Robert McCann, Amish M. Shah, Aaron D. Vera

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Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 8 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

The New Section 45Q Carbon Capture and Sequestration Credit
  (Jan 2020)

Discuss the section 45Q carbon capture and sequestration credit and the significant changes made to that credit in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to expand the scope and the amount of the credit. Hear about some of the important considerations in credit qualification related to enhanced oil recovery, secure geological storage, other commercial uses of carbon, transfers of credits, and what guidance is needed for taxpayers in the oil and gas industry to utilize or transact with this credit.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Brian Americus, Deloitte - Washington, DC
Robert McCann, Internal Revenue Service - Houston, TX
Amish M. Shah, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP - Washington, DC
Aaron D. Vera, Exxon Mobil Corporation - Spring, TX

9. Continuation of FTC Issues (Jan 2020)

Moshe Spinowitz, Michael J. Caballero, Karen J. Cate, Glenn Leishner, Danielle Rolfes

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Audio (mp3) 74 mins
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 9 — 74 mins, credit 1.25

Session 9:

Continuation of FTC Issues (Jan 2020)

Discuss foreign tax credit issues post-TCJA, including the new section 960 rules, expense allocation regulations, and foreign tax credit basketing.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Moshe Spinowitz, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Boston, MA
Michael J. Caballero, Covington & Burling - Washington, DC
Karen J. Cate, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Glenn Leishner, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - The Woodlands, TX
Danielle Rolfes, KPMG LLP - Washington, DC

10. GILTI, FDII and the BEAT: Tax Planning in a Post-Reform World (Jan 2020)

Edward C. Osterberg Jr., Layla J. Asali, Nicholas J. DeNovio, Carol B. Tan, Gabriel Zimmerman

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Audio (mp3) 71 mins
Slides (pdf) 35 pgs

SESSION 10 — 71 mins, credit 1.25

Session 10:

GILTI, FDII and the BEAT: Tax Planning in a Post-Reform World (Jan 2020)

Hear a summary of the new rules regarding foreign source dividends, Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income, Foreign-Derived Intangible Income, and Subpart F. Also review how tax planning has changed since the 2017 tax reforms and how these new rules can be managed from a tax planning standpoint.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Edward C. Osterberg Jr., Mayer Brown LLP - Houston, TX
Layla J. Asali, Miller & Chevalier Chartered - Washington, DC
Nicholas J. DeNovio, Latham & Watkins LLP - Washington, DC
Carol B. Tan, Special Counsel, IRS Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Gabriel Zimmerman, Chevron - Houston, TX

11. Investing and Financing in the Oil and Gas Industry (Jan 2020)

Gregory M. Matlock, Alison L. Chen, Thomas J. Palmisano, James D. Reardon, Clifford M. Warren, William H. Wilson Jr.

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Audio (mp3) 87 mins
Slides (pdf) 32 pgs

SESSION 11 — 87 mins, credit 1.50

Session 11:

Investing and Financing in the Oil and Gas Industry (Jan 2020)

Hear an update on significant trends in oil and gas transactions in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and recent developments. Explore the impact of the Section 163(j) interest limitation and planning opportunities or pitfalls related thereto (other than an analysis of investment vehicles or choice of entity selection), the evolution of the capital markets for oil and gas transactions, alternative financing mechanisms (including production payments, DrillCo transactions, and carried interest transactions), and financing inbound oil and gas investments.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Gregory M. Matlock, Ernst & Young LLP - Houston, TX
Alison L. Chen, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Houston, TX
Thomas J. Palmisano, PwC - Houston, TX
James D. Reardon, Porter Hedges LLP - Houston, TX
Clifford M. Warren, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
William H. Wilson Jr., Internal Revenue Service - Farmers Branch, TX

12. Ethics in Tax Practice (Jan 2020)

Glenn McCoy, Scott D. Michel, Kathryn F. Patterson

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 58 mins
Slides (pdf) 44 pgs

SESSION 12 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 12:

Ethics in Tax Practice (Jan 2020)

Discuss selected ethical issues that arise for in-house and private practitioners, as well as for government personnel in the tax field, including privilege and confidentiality, conflicts of interests, specific provisions of Circular 230 and the AICPA standards, and related subjects. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Glenn McCoy, KPMG LLP - New York, NY
Scott D. Michel, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered - Washington, DC
Kathryn F. Patterson, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC

13. Changes and Developments in IRS Examinations and Appeals (Jan 2020)

Peter A. Lowy, George M. Gerachis, Richard A. Husseini, Andrew J. Keyso Jr., Gloria Sullivan, Elizabeth Tucker

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Audio (mp3) 81 mins
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 13 — 81 mins, credit 1.25

Session 13:

Changes and Developments in IRS Examinations and Appeals (Jan 2020)

Review recent programmatic changes in large case audits and the IRS Appeals process, and share experiences with these important changes in the way LB&I and Appeals operate. This includes Exam’s enhanced participation in the Appeals process, the centralization and coordination of issues in each function, and the usage of technical advisors and issue teams. Also hear strategies important to both the IRS and industry to reduce cycle times and deal with common issues that potentially impact timetables and stated scopes in examination plans.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Peter A. Lowy, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX
George M. Gerachis, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Richard A. Husseini, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Houston, TX
Andrew J. Keyso Jr., Office of Appeals, Internal Revenue Service - Washington, DC
Gloria Sullivan, Internal Revenue Service - Oakland, CA
Elizabeth Tucker, PwC - Dallas, TX