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Spring 2015
5254 Tax Controversy & Litigation - VASQUEZ JR. / VASQUEZ SR.- 19047

Professor(s): Juan Vasquez (ADJUNCT)
Juan Vasquez, Sr. (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Taxation 

Time: ARRANGED  Fri/Sat  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: The Tax Controversy and Litigation course will cover the tax controversy process, starting with handling an IRS audit, administratively protesting before IRS Appeals, and representing a client before the United States Tax Court. Students will be instructed in taxpayer/client interview techniques and counseling, case evaluation, negotiation and settlement techniques, and trial techniques and strategies. At the Tax Court level students will learn: preparation and filing of the Tax Court Petition, Tax Court pre-trial procedures, presentation of the case and post-trial briefing.

The course will be taught in the simulation format that is used in Trial Advocacy courses.

This two-credit course brings U.S. Tax Court Judge Juan F. Vasquez to Houston to teach a course on Tax Controversy and Litigation. His fellow teacher will be Juan F. Vasquez, Jr., Shareholder of the law firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available. Juan Vasquez Jr. and Juan Vasquez Sr.   This course will meet on the following Fridays & Saturdays:
Friday January 23, 2015 - 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday January 24, 2015 - 9:00 to 12:30
Friday February 6, 2015 - 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday February 7, 2015 - 9:00 to 12:30
Friday February 20, 2015 - 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday February 21, 2015 - 9:00 to 12:30
Friday March 6, 2015 – 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday March 7, 2015 - 9:00 to 12:30

Prerequisites: Yes  Federal Income Tax.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course:

Course Materials (11/10/2014 2:57:52 PM)

Book(s) Required

Please see course syllabus for more detailed info of the required course material.