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November 20, 2007

UT Law hosts national Oil and Gas Taxation Conference co-sponsored with the IRS

The 9th biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference was held in Houston, Texas, on October 25–26, 2007. This national conference, co-hosted with the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel, is the nation’s leading dialogue between the IRS, academics, and practitioners on current developments in the field of oil and gas taxation law. The conference, chaired by UT Law professors John S. Dzienkowski, the John S. Redditt Professor in State and Local Government, and Robert J. Peroni, the James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law, is organized every two years by the Law School’s Department of Continuing Legal Education and a planning committee comprised of leading IRS personnel, private practitioners, and academics.

This year’s conference featured a luncheon speech by Frank Ng, Commissioner of the IRS’s LMSB Division, an opening talk by American Petroleum Institute chief economist John Felmy, and panels on capital cost recovery tax developments, professional responsibility and ethics issues, foreign tax credit issues, partnership tax issues, the ABC’s of oil and gas taxation, transfer pricing and selected other international tax issues, litigation, controversy, and compliance issues, acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties, and financing arrangements for oil and gas transactions.

This national conference honors the memory of Professor Parker C. Fielder, ’48, a renowned and beloved teacher at UT Law School from 1948–1953 and again from 1961 until his death in 1985. Fielder established his reputation as a natural resource taxation scholar. A member of the American Law Institute, he published many articles and maintained a close relationship with the Texas tax bar. His work earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues, students, attorneys, and judges.

Related links:

Professor John Dzienkowski: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/jsdtx/

Professor Robert Peroni: http://www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/peronirj/

UT Continuing Legal Education: http://www.utcle.org

Conference agenda: http://www.utcle.org/conference_overview.php?conferenceid=755

Contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications Office, (512) 471-7330, or kfortune@law.utexas.edu