Loyola Tax Conference Helps Nonprofits Navigate Evolving Laws

WCTEO

How can nonprofits thrive in response to developing Trump-era policies, potential Affordable Care Act changes and emerging cybersecurity threats? More than 30 of the country’s top tax experts will explore these issues and more during Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’ Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2017 at downtown L.A.’s Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Long known as a must-attend tax event for nonprofit leaders and administrators, the WCTEO will focus its 21st-annual installment on adapting to changes related to politics, security, corporate responsibility and accounting rules. Loyola Law School students are invited to take advantage of VIP access to the sought-after symposium by emailing founder Professor Ellen Aprill with a statement of interest.

The panel "Being a Nonprofit in the Trump Era" will help attendees make the most of changes in policy that are poised to affect religious and other organizations. To be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, it will feature moderator Professor Aprill, John E. Anderson Chair in Tax Law at Loyola Law School; David A. Levitt, Adler & Colvin; Ruth Madrigal, a former U.S. Treasury official now with Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and Alexander L. Reid, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

“What does the future hold for the nonprofit sector and how can nonprofit organizations be most effective during the Trump era?” asked Levitt, summarizing the panel on which he is speaking. “One year into the Trump Administration, this panel will explore how nonprofit organizations have been affected, how the legislative and regulatory environment may be changing on both the federal and state levels, and how organizations are responding to the significant changes experienced so far.”

The panel "Repeal, Replace or Repair?" will explore the impact on nonprofits of healthcare policy changes enacted by the IRS and other regulatory agencies. To be held from 1:45-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, it will be anchored by Terri Wagner Cammarano, chief legal counsel of MemorialCare Health System, and Catherine Livingston, Jones Day.

“Healthcare reform, stability of the health insurance exchanges, executive orders, budget reconciliation, bipartisan efforts, association health plans and opioids – this panel will explore what it all means for the nonprofit sector along with some insights about what might be coming next in U.S. healthcare policy,” said Wagner Cammarano (JD ’88, LLM ’03).

Other panels will address other hot topics such as “Managing Cybersecurity Threats for Nonprofits,” “Current Issues in Executive Compensation” and “New Accounting Rules for Nonprofits.” Complete details about the WCTEO are available at www.lls.edu/WCTEO2017.

Want to use a Tax LLM to make a difference in your career? Learn more about the No. 1 program in California during a webinar to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. PST. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Loyola Tax LLM Director Jennifer Kowal questions about the program and how an LLM from Loyola can help advance your legal career. RSVP today.