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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Registration: 7:45 AM

Pines Manor2085 State Highway 27
Edison, NJ 08817

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in TX

Package Pricing

In-Person Registration
  • $239.00 - Member
  • $339.00 - Non Member
Webcast: Attend this conference virtually.
  • $239.00 - Member
  • $339.00 - Non Member
The New Jersey Tax Conference is celebrating its 14th year and this comprehensive conference will prepare professionals with the knowledge to navigate the intricacies of the New Jersey state tax system. Learn tips and tricks to exceed the expectations of your clients. This year’s conference will include updates on New Jersey corporation/business tax, tax procedure, Gross Income Tax and relevant state and local tax issues. Noted tax advisors Susan A. Feeney, Esq., James B. Evans, CPA, J.D., LL.M., David J. Shipley, Esq, and a representative from the New Jersey Division of Taxation will discuss the changes to the New Jersey tax laws.

Designed For

Public practitioners and those in industry looking for an update on current New Jersey tax developments.


This year's conference will include current events, hot topics and updates on New Jersey Tax.


8-8:10 a.m.
Alan J. Preis, CPA – Alan J, Preis, CPA, PC
James B. Evans, CPA, J.D., LL.M.– Kulzer & DiPadova
Susan A. Feeney, Esq. – McCarter & English

8:10-9:30 a.m.
New Jersey Division of Taxation Update
Christina Quinones – New Jersey Division of Taxation
Speakers from the Division’s Taxation University will review 2019 Developments.

9:30-10 a.m.
Director’s Observations from the Division of Taxation
John Ficara, CPA – New Jersey Division of Taxation (invited)
Discuss leadership insights from the Director of the Division of Taxation.

10-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Corporation Business Tax – Major Changes and Continuing Issues
David J. Shipley, Esq. – McCarter and English
A review of CBT Issues, including an introduction to combined reporting in New Jersey.

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
New Jersey Tax Procedure
Susan A. Feeney, Esq. – McCarter & English
Understanding the New Jersey tax protest and appeal practice.

12-12:50 p.m.

12:50-2:15 p.m.
Sales Tax Planning and Compliance
Susan A. Feeney, Esq. – McCarter & English
A survey of the New Jersey sales and use tax.

2:15-2:35 p.m.

2:35-4:15 p.m.
Gross Income Tax – Issues and Strategies
James B. Evans, CPA, J.D., LL.M.– Kulzer & DiPadova
Personal and business planning under the Gross Income Tax.

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James Evans

James B. Evans, CPA, J.D., LL.M.
Kulzer & DiPadova, P.A.

James B. Evans, Jr., J.D., LL.M., CPA, is a shareholder at Kulzer & DiPadova, P.A. He earned his J.D. degree at the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and his LL.M. in taxation at New York University. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey, and is a member of the Camden County Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Evans is a member of the tax sections of the NJBA and the ABA. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Evans is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member and a Past President of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (2003-2004). He has served as Chairperson of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Society. He is a Past President of the Southwest Jersey Chapter of the NJSCPA. Mr. Evans is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on AICPA Council, its governing body. Mr. Evans is a member of the New Jersey Tax and Fiscal Policy Commission. He was a member of and chaired the New Jersey Corporation Business Tax Review Commission. Mr. Evans’ particular areas of concentration include state taxation, corporate taxation and business planning. He lectures regularly in the area of taxation and accounting.

Susan Feeney

Susan A. Feeney, Esq.
McCarter & English Attorneys at Law

Susan A. Feeney, Esq., is a partner with the law firm of McCarter & English. Ms. Feeney's practice concentrates in the areas of state taxation and local property taxation. She is admitted to the Bars of the states of New Jersey and New York and is a member of the Essex County, New Jersey and American Bar associations and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Additionally, Ms. Feeney is a member of the Sales and Use Tax Review Commission of the State of New Jersey. She lectures frequently on the subject of state taxes and local property taxes to civic and professional groups and is an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the master’s of taxation program.

Ms. Feeney graduated summa cum laude from Fordham Law School and holds an undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University. She has considerable experience in litigating tax appeal cases involving office complexes, hotel, data centers, golf course properties and manufacturing facilities. Ms. Feeney’s expertise in New Jersey sales and use tax law frequently provides planning strategies for clients in the sales and use tax areas.

David Shipley

David J. Shipley, J.D.
McCarter & English Attorneys at Law

David J. Shipley is a Partner at McCarter & English, LLP. His practice includes representing clients in state tax controversies before administrative boards and courts throughout the country, providing multistate tax advice regarding business operations, assisting clients in developing and implementing multistate tax planning and advising clients on the state tax aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions. He provides advice to clients regarding state corporate income, franchise, sales and use, personal income and realty transfer taxes. He also provides advice to clients regarding unclaimed property and unemployment compensation issues.

Mr. Shipley is a frequent speaker on multistate tax topics for many organizations including the Georgetown Advanced State and Local Tax Institute, the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation, the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America – State Tax Committee, the Broadband Tax Institute, local chapters of the Tax Executives Institute, the Wall Street Tax Association - State and Local Tax Committee, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he has published state tax articles in State Tax Notes, the American Bar Association's The State and Local Tax Lawyer, and CCH's State Tax Review. David also is the general editor of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sections of a forthcoming state tax research product from Lexis/Nexis.

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