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Walsh College Presents Third Annual Mark R. Solomon Tax Symposium

Walsh College will host the Third Annual Mark R. Solomon Tax Symposium, an epicenter for modern thought applied to taxation, from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, October 27, at its Troy Campus, 3838 Livernois Road.

Five scholarly papers that challenge current thought, introduce provocative ideas, and present divergent sides of issues will be presented by authorities in the field of tax.

Presenters and their topics include:

Daniel Hoops, J.D., LL.M, associate professor, Accounting and Taxation, Walsh College,
“Tax Consequences of Crowd Funding”
Jason Pivoz, MST, CPA, CGMA, Member Mellen, Smith, & Pivoz PLC,
“Advising Immigrant Business Owners”
Ahmed Khalil, tax counsel , Magna International,
“Planning for Troubled Entities”
Susan Wagner, tax consultant, UHY,
“The Internet and State Tax”
Daniel Meloche, staff auditor, Plante & Moran, PLLC,
“Business Participation after the Death of the Owner”

The conference will qualify for CPE credit, and registration is now open. Tickets are $45 for Walsh College alumni and partners, $20 for Walsh students, and $90 for all others. Visit to register or for more information.

“Presentations will provide a new perspective on a timeless body of practice and policy, introduce nuances that can change social attitudes, and enlighten the practice of taxation,” said Hoops, Symposium chairman.

“There are several reasons for participating in the Symposium,” Hoops added. “An affiliation with Walsh College brings prestige and pride. This is an opportunity to stay abreast of the changing industry, participate in intellectual discussions in the profession, and glean from practical and academic expertise in this complicated, complex field. ”

The symposium is named in honor of the late professor of Taxation and Business Law and director of the Mark Solomon Tax Research Center at Walsh. Dr. Solomon was the driving influence behind Walsh’s tax curriculum, which emphasizes tax research. The Walsh College Library houses one of the most comprehensive tax collections in the country and is used as a resource by tax researchers throughout Michigan.

“In the first two years of the Solomon Symposium, the topics have been fascinating, and each speaker brought a unique perspective to the field,” Hoops added.

To read the papers presented at last year’s Second Annual Mark R. Solomon Tax Symposium, the eJournal can be found at: