2010 FICPA/Florida Bar State Tax Conference

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The 2010 FICPA/Florida Bar State Tax Conference was held in Orlando on May 20–21, 2010 and was a big success! Attendance reached over 90, with a mixture of CPAs and attorneys who received information on a variety of topics presented by some of the top names in the industry.

Several attendees commented on the high quality delivery from the speakers and the value of the information being provided. Many indicated they will definitely attend next year's conference, and plan to bring more staff from their firm.

Sessions and speakers included:

  • Going to Market – David Shipley
  • Administrative Procedures Act – Michael Madsen and Rex Ware
  • Fiscal State of the States – Harley Duncan
  • Current Cases and Litigation Update - Jim Ervin and Mark Holcomb
  • Accounting for Income Taxes – Charlie Ritter
  • Tax Function Optimization – Randy Robason and Jeff White
  • Muti–State Tax Update – Jordan Goodman and Peter Larsen
    Industry Panel – Marlin Shaw, Brian Murphy and Anthony Walker
  • IFRS – Jody Underhill
  • DOR/Legislative Update – Robert Babin
  • Property Taxation – Will Sheperd
  • Sales Tax Audit Case Study – Joe Moffa and Glenn Bedonie

In addition to quality speakers, this conference was supported by several very generous sponsors, without which the conference would not have been possible. A sincere thank you is extended to each of them:

  • Akerman, Senterfitt & Edison, PA
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • KPMG LLP
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • RSM McGladrey, Inc.
  • SALTT, LLC
  • True Partners Consulting, LLC

A special Thank You goes to the Conference Planning Committee for their efforts throughout the past year in planning the conference and securing such top–notch speakers and all the sponsors. Led by two very committed Co–Chairs Mark Arrigo and Kevin Herzberg, this year's committee was charged with increasing attendance. Not only did they meet their targeted attendance goal, they exceeded it by 15%! Members of the committee include:

Mark Arrigo -Co–Chair
Kevin Herzberg, Co–Chair
Glenn Bedonie
David Black
Laura DeLuca
David Elder
Jim Ervin
Yvonne Gallimore
Ed Hanna
Charlotte Hightower
Mark Holcomb
Keith Johnson
Marty Kaye
Karen Lake
Kenneth Rios
Vanessa Sanz
Tracey Sellers
Cass Vickers
Gerard Wehle

Mark Meltzer (In memoriam)

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's conference. Check the FICPA website soon for the date and location of next year's conference.



Attendees enjoy a presentation on the Fiscal State of the States, by Harley Duncan, during lunch.
Attendees enjoy a presentation on the Fiscal State of the States, by Harley Duncan, during lunch.

Attendees during the general session presentation on Current Cases and Litigation by Jim Ervin and Mart Holcomb
Attendees during the general session presentation on Current Cases and Litigation by Jim Ervin and Mart Holcomb