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      October 30, 2019

      Wednesday  11:00 AM

      101 North 2nd Street
      Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

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      2019 Tax Planning Update Seminar - Fort Smith

      Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP;  First National Bank and UAFS Foundation will host the 2019 Tax Planning Update Seminar for certified public accountants and attorneys on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Attendees will qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE credits and 1.5 hours of CPE credits in Arkansas.  Lunch will be served from 11:00-11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m.  AGENDA Topic: Qualified Opportunity Zones in Practice This presentation will focus on trends and common issues in Qualified Opportunity Zone investment and development, using examples to highlight the QOZ statute and regulations in practice. Speaker: Matthew D. Mitchell Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of banking, corporate and securities, and real estate. Matt represents clients in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including entity formation and reorganization, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and commercial contract drafting and negotiation. In addition, Matt assists clients acquiring, developing, and leasing real estate, and represents financial institutions in a variety of lending and regulatory matters. Read More Topic: What's New in Employee Benefits In this regard, the topic will include the new 2019 EPCRS Rev. Proc., required hardship distribution amendments that must be made to 401(k) Plans by the end of this year, the required amendment and restatement of DB Plans by 4/30/20, the upcoming amendment and restatement of DC Plans which likely will happen from May 1, 2021 until April 30, 2023  and if passed the Secure Act (which currently is sitting in the Senate awaiting  a motion to approve unanimously by the Senate which may or may not happen in 2019). Speaker: David M. Graf Dave concentrates his practice on the design, implementation, maintenance and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans (including defined benefit pension plans, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) plans and ESOPs), nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and welfare benefit plans for financial institutions, regular business organizations, professional corporations, and governmental and non-profit organizations. He assists plan sponsors and fiduciaries with regulatory compliance with ERISA, state and federal tax issues, and with local legislation affecting retirement and welfare plans. In addition, he acts as counsel to plan sponsors, fiduciaries and participants with respect to ERISA controversies and litigation. Read More Topic: Year-End Tax Planning: Issues and Strategies This presentation will provide a brief overview of planning ideas and considerations for individuals and businesses regarding the management of their tax liabilities for a given year and detail certain strategies to consider with respect to the same. Speaker: E. Conner McNair Conner joined the firm in 2010 and practices in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He obtained his Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center where he also obtained a Certificate in Employee Benefits Law reflecting his advanced education in the law of employee benefits.  Conner focuses his practice on advising clients through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and real estate transactions and providing advice and counsel regarding general corporate and partnership tax matters for small to mid-sized businesses. Read More To be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk.  Participants will earn 1.5 hours of CPE credit and 1.5 hours of CLE credit in Arkansas.  Field of Study: Taxes Prerequisites: None Advanced Preparation: None Program Level: Overview Delivery Method: Group Live Refunds and Cancellations: Requests for refunds must be received by Friday, May 10. No refunds can be granted after this date. For more information regarding refunds, concerns and/or program cancellation policies, please contact Tabitha Doddridge at 501-370-1455 or  Friday, Eldredge & Clark is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a ­­­­sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors­­­ through its website:

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