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Spring 2014
5254 Tax Controversy & Litigation - VASQUEZ JR/VASQUEZ SR/MINTZ- 20412

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

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Taxation 

Time: Special  See Course Notes  Location: TUII-215 

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., Juan Vasquez Sr., and Jordan Mintz.   This course will meet on the following Fridays & Saturdays in 2014:
January 31—1:30-4:30
February 1—9:00-12:30
February 7—1:30-4:30
February 8—9:00-12:30
February 21—1:30-4:30
February 22—9:00-12:30
March 7—1:30-4:30
March 8—9:00-12:30

Prerequisites: Yes  Federal Income Tax.

First Day Assignments: Text: Chapter 8, pages: 8-5 to 8-10; 8-30; 8-37 to 8-62;

Chapter 1, pages: 1-82 to 1-96; Chapter 8, pages: 8-65 to

Text: Chapter 8, pages: 8-99 to 8-136; Chapter 9, pages: 9-43 to 9-48; 9-53 to 9-57.

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: