Jasper Cummings, Jr. will be a featured presenter during the session, "Interesting Partnership Transactions of the Past Year," May 2, 11:45am-1:30pm, at this conference sponsored by the Practising Law Institute (PLI).
Joint ventures between large companies or with start-up or other smaller companies are now an everyday occurrence. Partnerships have long been the tried and true format for the holding and operation of real estate, and since the 1981 Act, for the conduct of closely held business operations as well. Further, the increase in the number of joint ventures to develop large-scale projects and innovative concepts, the rise of the limited liability company, the promulgation of the “check-the-box” regulations, and the use of hybrids that have fueled an explosion of tax planning opportunities have led many companies, both large and small, to focus on the partnership form or the LLC form for structuring subsidiary operations and foreign operations. More than ever before, corporate tax executives find they must advise senior management, and outside counsel find they must advise their clients, on the opportunities and pitfalls of structuring joint ventures and investments as partnerships or LLCs under Subchapter K of the Internal Revenue Code.
This three-day seminar will trace the partnership tax rules from the birth of the partnership through its operating life, with emphasis on tax issues and planning strategies and opportunities; and then, since for one reason or another such ventures frequently unwind either before or after satisfying their purpose, will focus on exit strategies and tax planning possibilities in unwinding.
May 1-3, 2012