Graduate Tax Program

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Villanova University’s Graduate Tax Program—designed for legal, accounting and business professionals—offers students a learning experience few schools can match. Here, lawyers and accountants learn with and from each other in integrated classes that allow for in-depth, interdisciplinary examinations of tax principles and policies.

Conducted jointly by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Villanova School of Business, the program offers a Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM), Master of Taxation (MT) for non-lawyers, JD/LLM in Taxation, as well as Certificate Programs in specialized areas of taxation. Highlights include renowned faculty, comprehensive electives, a flexible format and the Nova Network.


Villanova Tax Symposium

Tax Reform in 2017 – Exploring the Blueprint

June 1, 2017


Presenter Slideshows


Topic 1 - Pam Olson

Topic 2 - Peter Furci & Jim Sowell

Topic 3 - Slides will be distributed to attendees

Topic 4 - John Gimigliano

Networking and Coffee: 8 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome: 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Edward Liva, Professor of Practice and Director of the Graduate Tax Program, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Featured Speaker: 8:45 – 9:15 a.m.
“An Update from the House Ways and Means Committee”

Patrick Meehan, Representative of the Seventh District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Congress

Topic 1: 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
“The road to tax reform – What’s involved and how it can be accomplished.”

Pam Olson, US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services Practice Leader, PwC

Topic 2: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
“The impact on the real estate industry and other businesses that operate as partnerships”

Jim Sowell, Principal, KPMG LLP 
Peter Furci, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Topic 3: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“The border adjustment tax and how it will impact multinational corporations and businesses”

Christopher Trump – Managing Principal of Washington National Tax International Tax Services Group, Deloitte LLP
Clarke Norton, Principal, Deloitte Tax LLP

Topic 4 & Lunch: 12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“The impact on individual and corporate taxpayers”

John Gimigliano, Principal-in-Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, Washington National Tax, KPMG

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