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Press Release

New York CPAs and Tax Attorneys to Convene July 8

Maya Lindsay
Published Date:
Jul 1, 2015

NEW YORK - (July 1, 2015) – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, a lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management, will keynote the annual Taxation of Individuals Conference in New York City on July 8 at the New York City Bar Association.

The 2015 conference, produced by the Society's Foundation for Accounting Education, is also available via webcast. CPE and CLE credits are available.

Other scheduled presenters will discuss varied topics including the Net Investment Income Tax, the Affordable Care Act, international tax issues, and cyber identity theft, are:

  • Giovanni Lepore, CPA, and a Special Agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division
  • Linda Henson, Senior Stakeholder Liaison (SSL) in the Communications and Stakeholder Outreach (CSO) unit of the IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) Operating Division
  • Jeffrey L. Jacobs, a director at EisnerAmper LLP, where he serves as Dean of Tax Training in their Tax College
  • Melissa S. Gillespie, CPA, JD, MST, who runs her own law practice, Law Offices of Melissa Gillespie, that specialized in international taxation
  • Timothy P. Noonan, Esq., partner and New York State Residency Practice Leader at Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Anthony J. Nitti, CPA, MST,  a tax partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC
  • Joseph A. Tarasco, founder and CEO of the Accountants Advisory Group, LLC

For more information about the event or to register, go to or call 800.537.3635. Media members interested in press credentials to attend in person or via the web, please contact Maya Lindsay at 212.719.8350 or via email at

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