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Spring 2013
5254 Tax Controversy & Litigation - VASQUEZ JR/VASQUEZ SR/LOWY- 38585
Added 5-31-12; date change for course meetings 11-26-12

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

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Taxation 
Blakely Advocacy Simulation

Time: SPECIAL  See Course Notes  Location: 215  TU2

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:

Course Notes:   Class Dates and times: (Revised dates, 11-26-12)

Fri Feb 1 1:15-4:30
Sat Feb 2 9:00-1:00
Fri Feb 8 1:15-4:30
Sat Feb 9 9:00-1:00
Fri Feb 22 1:30-4:30
Sat Feb 23 9:00-1:00
Fri Mar 1 1:15-4:30
Sat Mar 2 9:00-1:00


Prerequisites: Yes  Federal Income Tax.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: NONE

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: