NEWS AND EVENTS

EVENTS

The Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to be a sponsor of upcoming tax conferences:

33rd Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference held by the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section | November 14–15  

TaxCon presented by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) | November 15–16

We are excited to partner with the ABA Tax Section and PICPA in their upcoming fall conference events! Both organizations have a long history and tradition of providing high quality continuing education to advanced tax professionals, which aligns with the mission of our program in expanding the connections and knowledge for those in the tax industry. Stop by our table at one of these conferences to learn more about our program and how you can expand your skillset in tax.

A Practical Look at Current and Trending Pennsylvania Tax Developments

Thursday, December 8
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Webinar
1 CLE credit | 1 CPE credit

Adjunct Professor Drew VandenBrul, Professor of Practice Michael Semes and Candice Polsky, director of state and local tax for Urban Outfitters Inc., will provide practical insights on current Pennsylvania tax issues and trends. This panel will discuss recently-enacted legislation, regulatory proposals and controversy—as well as issues on the horizon.

NEWS

Michael Semes, Professor of Practice for the Graduate Tax Program.

Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM Appointed Faculty Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Villanova University announced the appointment of Stephen Olsen ’07 JD, ’09 LLM, as associate professor of practice and faculty director of its Graduate Tax Program. Olsen joins Villanova from Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE-based law firm, where he will continue to work as of counsel assisting the firm’s clients. In his new role at Villanova, Olsen will oversee the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which offers both online and in-person courses.

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Michael Semes, Professor of Practice for the Graduate Tax Program.

Michael Semes Appointed Professor of Practice for the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Villanova University announced the appointment of Michael Semes as Professor of Practice for the Graduate Tax Program. In his new role, Semes will teach courses in the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which is comprised of a Master of Law in Taxation (LLM) degree and a Master of Taxation (MT) degree, and is offered both on-campus and online.

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Tax Litigation Course Fills the Training Gap for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

Low Income Tax Clinics around the county, like the Federal Tax Clinic at Villanova Law, provide an invaluable service of free legal counsel to low-income taxpayers in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Practitioners at the clinics work with clients to represent them in disputes including audits, administrative appeals, collection matters and cases before the United States Tax Court and Federal District Courts. The free representation oftentimes results in substantial client benefits, including refunds, relief for innocent spouses and lower tax liabilities, all of which would not be possible without the clinics.

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