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About Matthew D. Lee
Matthew D. Lee is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP. He is a former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who concentrates his practice on all aspects of white collar criminal defense and federal tax controversies. He has extensive experience in advising clients on issues regarding foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the Internal Revenue Service’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures. He has represented hundreds of U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore bank accounts and assets. Mr. Lee has published numerous articles regarding the IRS voluntary disclosure programs and FBAR and FATCA reporting obligations and speaks frequently on these topics. He has also represented clients in all stages of proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, including audits, appeals, and collections, and Tax Court and district court litigation. Mr. Lee also has experience in conducting corporate internal investigations and advising clients as to corporate compliance issues involving the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act, FATCA, and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Mr. Lee has represented corporations and individuals in criminal investigations involving tax, money laundering, health care, securities, public corruption, and fraud offenses, and has significant experience in handling all stages of federal litigation including trials and appeals. Mr. Lee is the author of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book 2016 (Practising Law Institute) and publishes a blog entitled Tax Controversy Sentinel (https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/).
About Fox Rothschild LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP is a national law firm known for excellent client service and agility in problem solving. With 800 attorneys in 22 offices nationwide, we provide a full range of legal services to public and private companies — from startups and family-run businesses to multinational corporations. The attorneys in Fox’s White Collar Compliance & Defense practice are seasoned trial lawyers. The team includes former federal and state prosecutors and a former SEC lawyer. We have extensive experience handling corporate compliance matters, internal investigations and criminal defense relating to health care fraud, securities and public corruption. Fox has the experience to guide and protect companies, businesses and individuals in today’s rapidly changing environment.
For the past years, offshore compliance has remained the top priority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as shown by the numerous amnesty programs created to help taxpayers with their compliance, hence, avoiding unwanted legal and financial burdens arising from any potential violation. The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), one of the IRS' several amnesty programs, provides taxpayers with the option to resolve previous omissions, errors, and non-compliance issues.
Join a panel of key thought leaders, tax professionals and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent developments surrounding this significant topic. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies to avoid significant risks and penalties arising from tax scams and schemes.
Key topics include:
• IRS OVDP – An Overview
• Offshore Tax Avoidance Penalties
• Compliance Challenges and Pitfalls
• Strategies and Best Practices
• Trends, Developments, and Recent Updates
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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