The State Bar of California’s Second Annual Young Tax Lawyers Conference

Presented by the Taxation Law Section’s Young Tax Lawyers Committee

Earn up to 3 hours participatory MCLE Credit

Monday, March 9, 2015
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

You can now register online for this program.

Program Schedule | Sponsors | Essential Information | Printable Brochure | Mail/FAX Registration Form

Program Schedule

11 a.m.


12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

YTL Luncheon

Networking Luncheon

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

California Tax Policy: an Inside Look for Tax Practitioners

Ms. Oksana Jaffe and Mr. M. David Ruff, staff on the State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, will provide an inside look at ongoing tax policy debates in Sacramento that need input from tax practitioners. They will provide an overview of various tax reform measures and touch upon Assembly Member Phil Ting’s priorities as Chairman.


  • Oksana Jaffe, Chief Consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law
  • M. David Ruff, Principal Consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


2:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

International Tax Issues – Not Just For International Tax Attorneys

California is a state with connections around the world, with multi-national families and businesses with some link to
California. The discussion will help provide a basic understanding of when you may need to identify potential tax issues for your
clients and colleagues.

Speaker: Patrick Martin, Procopio

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

A Conversation with Judge Haines: Effective Tax Lawyering Before The Court

Judge Haines in conversation with Bay Area Young Tax Lawyer (BAYTL) immediate past co-chair Aubrey Hone, including a Q&A with conference participants. Topics will include effective tax lawyering before the Court, key take-aways from select opinions authored by Judge Haines, and other subjects of particular interest to California attorneys.


  • Judge Harry A. Haines, United States Tax Court
  • Aubrey Hone, Esq.,Hone Maxwell LLP


Platinum Sponsors: Gold Sponsors:
  • Abkin Law LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Hone Maxwell LLP
  • Hopkins & Carley, ALC
  • The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor
  • Price & Associates
  • Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP
  • Galek Law
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Golden Gate university School of Law - ILM Tax Program
  • Henderson Caverly Pum and Charney LLP
  • Martin A. Schainbaum, PLC
  • Mclaughlin Legal
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • University of San francisco, School of Law ILM Tax Program
  • University of San Diego, School of Law ILM in Tax Program

Essential Information

Printable Brochure

A printable brochure (PDF) has been provided for your convenience.

Online Registration:

You can now register online for this program.

Registration Fees

  • Student $40
  • Young Tax Lawyer Member $65
  • Taxation Section Member $90
  • Non-Section Member $115
  • After March 2, 2015 .$115

Registration by Mail or Fax

Print out, complete and return the Mail / Fax Registration Form. Your registration must be received no later than Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Please send your completed registration form and check payable to The State Bar of California to:

Program Registrations
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639

Or fax to program registrations at 415-538-2368. VISA/MasterCard only. Credit card information is mandatory when faxing. Photocopies of checks will not be accepted.


In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Monday, March 2, 2015.

Cancellations & Refunds: 

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing by Monday, March 2, 2015. Substitute registrants are allowed but must register in their own name at the meeting to receive MCLE credit.

On-site Registration:

Onsite registrations are subject to availability. Call to confirm space availability.

Special Assistance:

For special assistance please call 415-538-2580.


For registration information please call 415-538-2508. For information regarding the program please call 415-538-2580.