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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Tax and Business Planning Seminar in Laredo, Texas - July 2019

La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, Texas

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


9:00 to 10:20 a.m. - Tax Controversy and Tax Reform Update:  Recent Developments in Tax Reform (Including Section 199A and Other Issues) and a Review of The New Partnership Audit Rules

 Summary:  We will provide a timely review of the new centralized partnership audit procedures and recent developments with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including details on the final Treasury Regulations on the new Section 199A deduction for qualified business income and how it filters through the 2018 tax return.

10:30 a.m. to Noon - The Essentials of Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Summary:  Laredo and other Texas communities are home to numerous recently designated “Opportunity Zones” that should be of interest to investors and real estate developers.  This presentation focuses on what it takes to qualify for preferential tax treatment as provided by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when it comes to investing in these opportunity zones.  We will discuss opportunity zones in general, what it takes to meet the statutory requirements of “qualified opportunity zone funds” and “qualified opportunity zone businesses”, the tax benefits of investing in a qualified opportunity zone funds, and timing issues.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Speaker


Katherine Noll, Leo Unzeitig, Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.

Where? La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, Texas 78040    

 When? Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Registration 8:30 to 9:00 am

Seminar 9:00 to 1:00 pm 

 12:00 to 1:00 - Lunch (included in the price) and Keynote Address:

  • Texas CPAs: 4.0 hours of CPE credit hours
  • Texas Attorneys: 3.5 CLE credit hours
  • Enrolled Agents: 3.0 CE credit hours
  • No prerequisites for this Tax Seminar
  • $35 Early Registration (per person)
  • $45 WALK-IN WITH NO RESERVATION (per person)

Chamberlain History:

Chamberlain Hrdlicka started out as a tax boutique firm in Houston in 1965. While Chamberlain Hrdlicka has expanded with offices nationwide, the tax practice remains the core strength of the firm, with approximately half of our total lawyers practicing in one of the varied fields of tax law.  Many of our attorneys are board certified in tax law or estate planning or related areas and have worked with the IRS, the Department of Justice Tax Division, and the U.S. Tax Court.  The Firm represents a wide range of large multinationals and public companies, privately held businesses, partnerships and joint ventures, individuals, estates, and tax-exempt organizations in a broad range of tax, business advisory, transactional, litigation, and collection matters.

The Chamberlain Hrdlicka Tax and Business Planning Seminars have provided valuable tax and business information in Houston for 42 years and Atlanta for 34 years.  Chamberlain Hrdlicka opened its San Antonio office in 2010, and recently expanded its Annual Seminar to San Antonio in 2018, and is pleased to bring its Seminar to Laredo in 2019.

  • Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.

    Juan Vasquez, Jr. serves as the Co-Chair of the Firm's Tax Controversy Section and concentrates his practice on federal, state and local tax controversy matters, including in connection with examinations, administrative appeals ...

  • Katherine Patton Noll

    Katherine Noll advises clients in federal and multi-state income tax matters, including business tax planning, tax compliance, controversy, executive compensation, fringe benefits, and employee benefit plan matters ...

  • Leo  Unzeitig

    Leo Unzeitig is an associate in Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s San Antonio office. He assists with a wide range of federal tax controversy and litigation matters at all stages before the Internal Revenue Service and federal courts. Leo ...