The Atlanta Lawyer December 2018 / January 2019 - Page 37

SECTION UPDATE TAX LAW The Tax Law Section has had an exciting quarter, with multiple CLE seminars and networking events. On December 6, the Tax Law Section co-sponsored its annual Liaison Committee Meeting with the Georgia Department of Revenue (pictured below). The annual Liaison Committee Meeting was held at the Department and provided tax practitioners administrative, judicial, and legislative, updates, as well as an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Department representatives. The li- aison meeting was moderated by Frank O’Connell, General Counsel for the Department of Revenue, Richard C. Litwin of The Litwin Law Firm, P.C., and Mace E. Gunter, current chair of the State Bar of Georgia Tax Law Section. In October, the Tax Law Section hosted a joint breakfast with the Estate Planning & Probate at the Buckhead Club. The breakfast included a presen- tation by guest speaker Christy Eckoff, the Philan- thropic Counsel for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, discussing tax issues for non-profits under the recent federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Upcoming events for 2019 include Pro Bono March Madness, as well as a joint breakfast event with the Real Estate section in April and a joint lunch event with the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs. We look forward to seeing you in 2019! By Brian D. Harvel Alston & Bird LLP Brian.Harvel@alston.com The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 37