Tax Due Diligence in Acquisitions by ToaKohe-Love

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									  2
        CLE CREDITS
        substantive
                                              Afternoon
                                             program with
                                                lunch


         Tax Due Diligence
          in Acquisitions
Determining the course of action when the potential tax liability
              “what ifs” turn into “what now”.


             Philadelphia • Wednesday, July 15, 2009
                      12:30 pm to 2:30 pm




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Tax Due Diligence
in Acquisitions
Determining the course of action when the
potential tax liability “what ifs” turn into “what now”.

Buyers and sellers of businesses often fail to consider potential undisclosed tax liabilities
resulting from pre-closing operations, and rarely want to hold up negotiations thinking
about the “what ifs.” They typically are focused on getting the deal done and the relative
economic benefits to each. However, when the “what ifs” turn into “what now”, it is
important that potential tax risks were considered, and that the responsibility for the tax
liabilities has been allocated to the appropriate parties. This program will help determine
how to go about diligence of tax matters to uncover tax risks and expected tax treatment
of the target company’s operations post acquisition. The faculty will also help illustrate
how to draft tax representations and indemnities to ensure that the parties have considered
and properly allocated responsibility for tax liabilities.




Date & Location
                                                             Afternoon
Philadelphia • Wed., July 15, 2009                          program with
The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building
10th Floor, Ste. 1010, Juniper St. entrance                    lunch
(between 13th & Broad Sts., opposite City Hall)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm; check-in and lunch begin at 12:00 pm
Program Agenda
    Overview of Tax Due Diligence
     • Who is responsible for the diligence process? –
       The role of the client and tax professionals
     • The diligence checklist: What should we look at?
     • What exactly are we looking for?
    Tax Representations, Warranties and Covenants
     •   Fact finding and buyer protections
     •   What should be covered by the representations and warranties?
     •   Typical agreements as to tax matters
     •   Issues of post-closing survival of representations
     •   Special issues relating to foreign targets and subsidiaries
    Tax Indemnity Agreements and Provisions
     • It’s all a matter of risk allocation
     • Don’t let protections fall through the cracks:
       Coordination with the tax representations and warranties
     • Baskets, caps and special issues related to funding the
       indemnification obligation
     • Lessons from Marathon E.G. Holding Ltd. v. CMS Enterprise Company
Course Planner                             Faculty
Howard S. Goldberg, Esquire                Steven D. Bortnick, Esquire
Pepper Hamilton, LLP                       Pepper Hamilton LLP
Philadelphia                               Princeton, NJ/New York, NY
                                           B. Benjmain Haas, Esquire
                                           Director of Federal Tax Research & Planning
                                           Exelon Corporation, Philadelphia
                                           Ilya A. Lipin, Esquire
                                           City of Philadelphia Tax Department
                                           Philadelphia




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                   continuing education credit.
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