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USC Gould Hosts Tax Symposium
Friday, Nov 10, 2017
Left to right: Joseph J. Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project and Contributor, Tax Notes; Lee Sheppard, contributing writer, Tax Notes; Edward Kleinbard, USC Gould School of Law professor; and Sam Melehani, Southwest SALT Tax Leader
Experts with Tax Analysts, the American Bar Foundation and USC discuss tax reform
-By Gilien Silsby
USC Gould School of Law hosted a discussion, “Tax Reform: Perspectives From Across the Nation” on Oct. 25, featuring experts with Tax Analysts, the American Bar Foundation and USC.
The speakers – Edward Kleinbard of USC Gould; Sam Melehani, Southwest SALT Tax Leader; and Lee Sheppard of Tax Notes - analyzed an effort by the U.S. Congress to implement fundamental tax reform. The experts looked at consequences for the global economy, including new risks and opportunities.
The USC event was one of several symposiums held across the country by Tax Analysts and the American Bar Foundation. The goal is to gain a variety of perspectives on tax reform from every section of the nation.
“In general people love tax reform but they are skeptical whether they will benefit from it,” said Joseph J. Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project and Contributor. One poll shows that “80 percent of Americans believe corporations aren’t paying their fair share.”
To watch the symposium, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n77HutsimXg&feature=youtu.be
USC Gould Graduates Celebrate Passing the Bar
December 8, 2017
New lawyers take their oath after passing the nation’s most difficult bar exam
Start with “Yes”
November 27, 2017
During “Conversation with the Dean,” alumnus Paul Richardson (JD1990) shares career insights
Saks Institute Holds Discussion on Involuntary Commitment
November 20, 2017
Judge Jim Bianco ’87 discusses mental health court