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Firm Attorneys Examined Key Topics at 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference

June 21, 2017

Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Louis B. Schatz, Robert J. O’Brien and Gregory P. Muccilli were panelists at the Connecticut Bar Association’s 2017 Connecticut Legal Conference, the largest annual gathering of legal professionals in the state.

Louis Schatz, partner and Chair of the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group, discussed the new IRS partnership audit rules during “Tax Traps in Partnerships and LLCs. ” He also analyzed drafting provisions to protect clients from tax liability under the new rules. Other topics addressed during the session included how to avoid unintended negative tax consequences and liability under the partnership audit rules.

Robert O'Brien, a partner and member of the firm’s Construction Contracts and Litigation Team and Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group, was a panelist for “Construction Law Year in Review,” which highlighted significant new developments in construction law and provided up-to-date information on changing laws, legislative initiatives and recent statutory enactments.

Greg Muccilli, a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group, was a panelist for “Real Property Case Law and Legislation: Year in Review.” In addition to analyzing important cases from 2016 to the present that are relevant to real property practitioners, the session reviewed significant statute changes that passed in the 2017 legislative session as well as those bills that may not have passed but bear watching.

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