Start Date:
Start Time:
8:30 AM
End Time:
3:15 PM


BP America Inc. – BP Helios Plaza
201 Helios Way
The Town Hall Room – Room 1.250 - 1st Floor Helios Plaza
Houston, TX 77079
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Tiffany Frazier
(202) 484-5225

Presenting an update on significant state tax issues for the Southwest/West States: Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

Great opportunity to network with your Houston and surrounding area state and local tax peers.



Welcome & Introductions
Douglas Lindholm, COST
Rita Pop, BP  
Charles Drury, COST
Marilyn Wethekam, COST

Current Developments in the Southwest/West States
Marilyn Wethekam, COST – Moderator
Bob Adair, Advantous Consulting, LLC
Munirat Bemi Tam-Balogun, Deloitte Tax LLP
Jason DeCuir, Advantous Consulting, LLC
Zach Hanna, Deloitte Tax LLP

Discussion of State Tax Cases, Issues & Policy Matters to Watch
Douglas Lindholm, COST – Moderator
Alison Andrews, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Ben Geslison, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Will Gorrod, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Marilyn Wethekam, COST

Lunch – What’s New at the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
Jennifer Rabb, President, Texas Taxpayers and Research Association

Taxation of Digital Goods
Rachael Averett, Advantous Consulting, LLC
Jason Brown, Advantous Consulting, LLC
Jason DeCuir, Advantous Consulting, LLC

Discussion of Trending Topics in the World of State Tax
Jacob Aguero, Deloitte Tax LLP
Ben Elliott, Deloitte Tax LLP
Lauren Rothman, Deloitte Tax LLP

Developments in State and Local Tax Incentives
Matt Larsen, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Renn Neilson, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Derek Young, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Additional Information

  • Registration Fee - $50.00 for COST Member Companies and $125.00 for non-COST Member Companies payable in advance of the meeting.
  • Cancellations will only be accepted up to 5 business days before the event.  If you cancel after 5 days prior, you will not be refunded
  • This seminar is open to tax professionals from COST member companies and industry tax professionals from non-COST member companies.
  • Practitioners are not eligible to attend this seminar (except for those speaking or sponsoring).
  • Dress for the meeting is business casual.
  • CLE/CPE credit available.