Ralph Holmes, John Rich, Cam Shilling, and Beth Fowler to Present at Annual Tax Forum

McLane Middleton attorneys Ralph F. Holmes, Cameron G. Shilling and Beth L. Fowler will be presenting at the NH Society of CPAs and NH Bar Association’s 36th Annual Tax Forum on November 28, 2018 in Concord, NH.  McLane Middleton attorney John E. Rich, Jr., chaired the planning group for the Tax Forum and will be the Moderator for the program.

John is a director and chair of McLane Middleton’s Tax Department. John advises clients regarding compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA and other complex federal laws applicable to employee benefit plans. He frequently represents clients before the IRS and United States Department of Labor in audits and investigations and represents clients in litigation involving employee benefit plans. John provides advice to employers regarding all forms of executive compensation and health and welfare plans. John also advises executives concerning stock options, compensation issues and estate planning involving IRAs and retirement benefits.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1438 or john.rich@mclane.com.

Cam will be co-presenting on an “Update on Domestic and International Privacy and Information Security Laws and their Impact on Tax Professionals.”  This presentation will cover the process that tax professionals need to undertake to become compliant through risk assessment, remediating vulnerabilities, adopting appropriate policies, and training their workforces.

Cam is a director in our Litigation Department, and chair of our Privacy and Information Security Group.  In his 20 plus years as a lawyer, Cameron has managed, litigated and resolved numerous commercial matters involving data security, technology, business, and employment issues in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New England, and around the country.  His education and depth of legal experience, as well as his professional interests and passions, are strengths that Cameron leverages to provide the highest quality counseling and litigation services to clients.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1351 or cameron.shilling@mclane.com.

Ralph is a panelists in the “Latest on Trust Decanting and Pretermitted Heirs in New Hampshire” session, which will address Trust Decanting in New Hampshire following the Hodges case as well as look at issues relating to Pretermitted Heirs in light of recent legislation and litigation.

A trial lawyer with more than 30 years experience, Ralph has handled nearly all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts. Ralph’s expertise is in complex, challenging litigation and has developed one of the region’s leading probate litigation practices while continuing to handle many substantial other types of cases for individuals and businesses. Reflecting their confidence in his abilities, lawyers within and outside the firm entrust their clients to Ralph when they need aggressive, responsive litigation representation. Mindful of the costs of litigation, Ralph delivers aggressive representation efficiently and strategically with careful attention to planning and budgeting.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1409 or ralph.holmes@mclane.com.

Beth is a panelist in the “How Does Federal Tax Reform Affect New Hampshire Taxes?” presentation.  In this session, the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration will discuss how the recent federal tax reform could affect New Hampshire’s tax system. The discussion will include information provided to the New Hampshire Legislature as part of the Department’s annual report on the impact of federal tax law changes.

Beth regularly represents taxpayers before the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing agencies. Utilizing her experiences as a Hearing Officer and counsel at the Department of Revenue Administration, she is uniquely able to identify potential federal and state tax issues and assist clients in organizing personal and business transactions in the most tax efficient manner possible.  Beth can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1259 or beth.fowler@mclane.com.