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Monday, March 23, 2015

The 14th Annual International Tax Conference, sponsored by the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and the Institute for Global Business at The University of Akron, is designed to update practitioners in the accounting, legal, business and governmental sectors. Prominent tax specialists will discuss new developments, tax savings ideas, current issues, and changes in the laws applying to international business taxation.

  • The $125 registration fee includes course materials, in-depth outlines, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. The conference is approved by the Ohio Supreme Court for 7 CLE credits. CPAs can earn 7 CPE credits. 
  • 0 hours Ethics, Substance Abuse, Professional Instruction 


Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131
(Rockside Road E. at Interstate 77)
(216) 447-1300

The tentative schedule is as follows: 

8:00-8:20 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:20-8:30 a.m. Welcome from The University of Akron
Alvin H. Lieberman, Coordinator of Taxation Studies
Dr. Thomas G. Calderon, Chair, School of Accountancy
Dr. Ravi Krovi, Dean, College of Business Administration
8:30-9:30 a.m. Foreign Tax Law Update
- Eric Rosenfeld, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
- Guillaume Glon, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
9:30-10:15 a.m. Tax Accounting Hot Topics
- Dean Pontius, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
- Alan Higgins, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
10:15-10:30 a.m. break
10:30-11:15 a.m. Section 987 –
Michael Olecki, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Michael Mou, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
11.15-12.15 p.m. M&A Tax Update –
Bradley Thompson, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director
12:15-1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch
Lunch Presenter: U.S. Legislative Update –
Michael Danilack, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner and
Former Chief Counsel, IRS
1:45-2:45 p.m. International Tax Compliance and Reporting Update:
Dave Joranko, J.D., CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
2:45-3:45 p.m. BEPS and State Aid –
Michael Urse, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Matthew Wallace, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
3:45-4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Questions

Jointly Sponsored By:

The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy

The Institute for Global Business

The College of Business Administration

The University of Akron

Phone: (330) 972-7588
Fax: (330) 972-8597

Planning Committee:

Alvin H. Lieberman
Brandon Roytberg
Matthew D. Wallace
Erik Rosenfeld
Il-woon Kim

The International Tax Conference is an outreach event of the Masters of Taxation Program at The University of Akron, the premier MTax Program of Ohio. Visit the website at