2015 Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organization

19th-Annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations

Loyola Law School held its 19th-annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations with a schedule that featured panels led by some of the country’s top tax-law experts. This program ran Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, and allowed attendees to hear sessions on tax developments of critical importance to charities and other nonprofit organizations. The program featured an array of prominent tax-exemption experts, including Professor Ellen Aprill, a WCTEO founder and the John E. Anderson Chair in Tax Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Other panelists included officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS, plus a variety of prominent West Coast tax lawyers.

"The WCTEO included discussion by government officials and practitioners on donations to limited liability companies, proposed regulations easing certain private foundation operations, investment issues, and use of alternative dispute resolution by exempt organizations," says Aprill.


Conference Materials: Conference attendees received a flash drive with an electronic set of the materials. For those who wished to purchase printed conference materials, the fee was $40.  Notebooks are still available, contact alicia.mejia@lls.edu for more information. 

Additional materials provided the day of the conference:






The 2015 Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations is thankful for the generous support of our event sponsors:

Platinum Level:
Adler & Colvin, A Law Corporation 

Lunch Sponsor:
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP

Reception Sponsor:
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Gold Level:
Clark Nuber P.S.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Ernst & Young LLP

Silver Sponsor: 
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP

2015 WCTEO Schedule

Thursday, November 19, 2015

7:30-8:30 a.m.                  Check-in and Breakfast - Pacific Ballroom Foyer

8:30-8:35 a.m.                  Welcome  - Pacific Ballroom

8:35-9:50 a.m.                  Washington Update  - Pacific Ballroom

9:50-10:05 a.m.                Break - Pacific Ballroom Foyer

10:05-11:15 a.m.               Consequences of State Incorporation - Pacific Ballroom

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      Form 990 Issues - Pacific Ballroom

12:30-1:45 p.m.                 Hosted lunch – California Salon

1:45-3:00 p.m.                   Hot Issues in Nonprofit Compensation - Pacific Ballroom

3:00-3:15 p.m.                   Break  - Pacific Ballroom Foyer                           

3:15-4:30 p.m.                   Technology and the Nonprofit Organization - Pacific Ballroom

4:30-5:30 p.m.                   Professional Opinions and Exempt Organizations  - Pacific Ballroom

5:30-6:30 p.m.                   Reception -  Pacific Ballroom Foyer

Friday, November 20, 2015

7:30-8:30 a.m.                   Check-in and Breakfast  - Pacific Ballroom Foyer

8:30–8:35 a.m.                  Introduction to the Day - Pacific Ballroom

8:35-9:50 a.m.                   Current Developments - Pacific Ballroom

9:50-10:05 a.m.                 Break - Pacific Ballroom Foyer

10:05-11:15 a.m.               Break-Out Sessions

  •  Private Foundation Hot Topics - Bunker Hill Room

  •  Political Activities of Exempt Organizations - Angeleno Room

  •  Exempt Organizations: Joint Ventures, Subsidiaries and Contractual Affiliations
     Olympic Room

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     Charitable Giving Update  - Pacific Ballroom

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.              Hot Topics in State and Local Taxation - Pacific Ballroom

1:00-2:15 p.m.                  Lunch with State Bar Exempt Organizations Committee
                                              Pacific Ballroom

2:15-3:30 p.m.                  Panel of Experts - Pacific Ballroom