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International Law Section

The Dallas Bar Association International Law Section promotes international law and business in the Dallas area and provides educational programs and social opportunities for the development of international lawyers. This section meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Belo Mansion in Dallas.


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The Nuts and Bolts of Foreign Asset Reporting

 

This Section meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Next Meeting:  July 17, 2018, 12 Noon Belo Mansion.

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Foreign Asset Reporting

Please join the DBA International Law Section as we host Allen P. Borden of Meadows Collier for this special CLE presentation on the timely topic of "The Nuts and Bolts of Foreign Asset Reporting."


The penalties for failing to report foreign assets can be draconian, and the circumstances giving rise to a reporting obligation are much broader than one would intuitively suspect.

As such, every international lawyers needs an understanding of the what, when, and where of filing FBARS and other information returns related to ownership of foreign assets, including Forms 926, 3520, 3520A, 5471, 5472, 8865, and 8938. The presentation will focus on what must be reported on each form, when each form is required, and where to include the pertinent information on each of the forms. The presentation will also delve into recent cases regarding the foreign asset reporting requirements and taxpayer defenses to the penalties imposed for failure to properly report foreign assets.

Key topics include:
FBAR/FinCEN Form 114, Forms 8938, 5471, 3520, defending against penalties imposed for failure to comply with foreign asset reporting obligations, and recent cases regarding foreign asset reporting.

 

Mr. Borden practices in the areas of Income Tax Litigation, Estate and Gift Tax Litigation, White Collar and Government Regulatory Litigation and State Tax Planning and Litigation. He represents individuals, estates, partnerships, closely-held businesses, and large corporations in all stages of a tax dispute, including IRS examinations, administrative appeals, and litigation in U.S. Tax Court, Federal District Court, and the Court of Federal Claims. His practice also concentrates on resolving white collar criminal investigations and representing taxpayers in disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and other state tax agencies.


* This event is approved for 1.0 Hour Texas CLE Credit - free for Dallas Bar Association members and the general public.
* If you are not a DBA member and would like to attend for CLE credit, the CLE cost is $45.
* $4 parking in Belo Garage with validation.
* DBA ILS Website: http://www.dallasbar.org/content/international-law-section

Again, it's on Tuesday, July 17 at Noon!

 


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Section Officers:

Name: Aisha U-Kiu
Officer Position:  Chair
Firm:  Robert Half Legal
Firm Address:  2001 Ross Ave Ste 3500
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone:  (214) 999-0909
Email:  aisha.ukiu@gmail.com

Name:  Eugenia Ponce
Officer Position:  Vice Chair
Firm:  The Ponce Law Office, P.C.
Firm Address:  3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75204
Business Phone:  (972) 863-1446
Email:  eponce@lawponce.com

Name:  David Ritter
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm:  Ritter Spencer PLLC
Firm Address:  15455 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Addison, Texas 75001
Business Phone: (214) 295-5078
Email: dritter@ritterspencer.com

Name: Christina Tsevoukas
Officer Position:  Treasurer
Firm:  The Law Office of Christina Tsevoukas
Firm Address:  10000 N. Central Expwy. Ste. 400
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX 75231
Business Phone:  (347) 879-5259
Email:  ctsevoukas@tsevoukaslaw.com

Name: Andrea Almeida
Officer Position:  Community Outreach Officer
Firm:  Horzepa Spiegel & Associates PC
Firm Address:  5000 Eldorado Pkwy Ste 150-475
Firm City, State, Zip:  Frisco, TX 75033
Business Phone:  (214) 453-2428
Email:  aalmeida@horzepalaw.com

Name:  Jim McCarthy
Officer Position:  Immediate Past Chair
Firm:  Diamond McCarthy LLP
Firm Address:  2711 North Haskell Avenue, Suite 3100
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75204
Business Phone:  (214) 389-5300
Cell Phone:  (214) 454-9912
Email:  jmccarthy@diamondmccarthy.com

Name: Chalon Clark
Officer Position:  DBA Board Advisor
Firm:  Husch Blackwell LLP
Firm Address: 2001 Ross Ave. Ste 2000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-999-6100
Email: chalon.clark@huschblackwell.com


Section Council:

Name:  Andrea Zanini Almeida
Firm:  Horzepa Spiegel & Associates
Firm Address:  5000 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 150-475
Firm City, State, Zip:  Frisco, TX  75033
Business Phone:  (972) 937-4669
Email:  aalmeida@horzepalaw.com

Name:  Michael A. Bloom
Firm:  The Law Offices of Michael A. Bloom
Firm Address:  P.O. Box 802826
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75380
Business Phone:  (972) 934-9500
Email:  mabesq@earthlink.net

Name:  J. Richard Gallagher
Firm:  Law Offices of J. Richard Gallagher
Firm Address:  5630 Gaston Avenue
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75214
Business Phone:  (214) 320-3320
Cell Phone:  (214) 566-6746
Email:  jrgallaghe@aol.com

Name:  John B. Holden, Jr.
Firm:  Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Firm Address:  2323 Ross Ave., Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 953-5961
Email:  jholden@jw.com

Name:  Larry B. Pascal
Firm:  Haynes & Boone LLP
Firm Address:  2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75219
Business Phone:  (214) 651-5652
Email:  larry.pascal@haynesboone.com

Name:  Florentino A. Ramirez
Firm:  Ramirez & Associates
Firm Address:  8150 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1280
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75206
Business Phone:  (214) 637-0933
Email:  faramirez@ramirezassociates.com

Name:  David Ritter
Firm:  Ritter Spencer PLLC
Firm Address:  15455 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Addison, Texas 75001
Business Phone:  (214) 295-5078
Email:  dritter@ritterspencer.com

Name:  Thomas W. Slover
Firm:  Owens, Campbell & Aiken, L.L.P.
Firm Address:  700 North Pearl Street, Suite 1600
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 698-2111
Email:  tslover@oca-law.com

Name:  Webb Spradley
Title:  Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Firm:  Mexichem USA/Dura-Line
Firm Address:  7226 Desco Drive
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75225
Business Phone:  (865) 288-5952
Cell Phone:  (214) 384-5948
Email:  webb.spradley@duraline.com

Name:  John M. Stephenson
Firm:  Frost Brown Todd LLC
Firm Address:  100 Crescent Court, Suite 350
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 580-5846
Email:  jstephenson@fbtlaw.com

Name:  Christina Tsevoukas
Firm:  Law Office of Christina Tsevoukas
Firm Address:  10000 North Central Expressway, Suite 400
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75231
Business Phone:  (347) 879-5259
Email:  ctsevoukas@tsevoukaslaw.com

Name:  Aisha U-Kiu
Firm:  Robert Half Legal
Firm Address:  2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 3500
Firm City, State, Zip:  Dallas, TX  75201
Business Phone:  (214) 999-0909
Email:  aisha.ukiu@gmail.com


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If you are interested in becoming a member of the International Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:

Dallas Bar Association
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
 
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