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


Ryan, LLC
271 17th Street NW
5 Star Conference Room, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30363
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Tiffany Frazier
(202) 484-5225

Presenting an update on significant state indirect tax issues with a focus on sales/use taxes - plus unclaimed property & property tax matters and utilizing technology to improve your indirect tax function. 

Great opportunity to network with your nationwide indirect tax peers.


Welcome & Introductions
Charles Drury, COST
Fredrick Nicely, COST
Patrick Reynolds, COST

Discussion of State Tax Cases, Issues & Policy Matters to Watch
Fredrick Nicely, COST – Moderator
Zachary Atkins, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Clark Calhoun, Alston & Bird LLP
Joe Garrett, Deloitte Tax LLP

Unclaimed Property
Patrick Reynolds, COST – Moderator
Michael Giovannini, Alston & Bird LLP
Jeff Henshall, Ryan, LLC
Tiffany Li Qu, Alston & Bird LLP

Defending Your Position: Best Practices for Handling Indirect Tax Appeals/Disputes
Fredrick Nicely, COST – Moderator
Evan Hamme, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Liudmila Wilhelm, Deloitte Tax LLP


A Review of Advanced Technologies and How They Are Changing the Practice of State Indirect Taxes
Mike Czupowski, Deloitte Tax LLP
Grant Smith, Ryan, LLC

Property Tax Litigation and Legislation Issues Fredrick Nicely, COST – Moderator
Zachary Atkins, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Brad Gorski, Ryan, LLC
Jeff Rash,
Deloitte Tax LLP

The Sales Taxation of Digital Goods and Services
Patrick Reynolds, COST – Moderator
Aruna Chittiappa, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Kathleen Cornett, Alston & Bird LLP
Christopher Potter, Ryan, LLC

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.