Corporate Tax Law 101 for CFOs

The ins-and-outs of corporate tax law, including the formation of corporations, corporate tax distributions, complex equity-based compensation, and how tax law influences
Financial Management / Legal

Format          80 Minute Lesson
Chapters       10
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      CFO
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense examines corporate tax law and its potential impact on shareholders, employees, profits, and your entire business. Take the 80 minutes to view this webcast to learn about corporate tax distributions, the complexity of equity-based compensation, and how tax law influences acquisitions, elections, and buyouts.

This lesson is led by two experts on the topic, David Sterling and Bob Adams (Partners, McGladrey LLP), and focuses on why corporate law differs from other forms of tax law, what terms you as CFO need to know, and how to wisely manage your business to ensure you’re taking full advantage of available benefits while avoiding major risks.

In this 80-minute session, you will learn:

  • How to avoid double taxation, what the key differences between S corporations and C corporations are, and how to manage the tax risks and benefits of each election
  • A comprehensive list of the most important taxation terms and concepts for corporations
  • What tax consequences mergers, acquisitions, sales, and other corporate maneuvers present to shareholders, businesses, and employees
  • A thorough breakdown of the reporting obligations CFOs face, and what processes your business should establish in order to protect your company in the case of an inquiry or audit
  • How to offer equity-based compensation, and what rules guide and define restricted stocks, options, phantom stocks, appreciation, and profits interests

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Bob Adams
Partner, RSM McGladrey, Inc.
David Sterling
Partner, RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Tax Law

Adams joined RSM McGladrey in November 2010 after spending nine years with the IRS, the last five in Washington, D.C. where he served as senior advisor to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of the Large Business and International division (formerly Large and Mid-Size Business division).

Sterling brings more than 25 years of experience in public accounting working with the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations.

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Previously, Adams was senior industry advisor to the Director of Heavy Manufacturing & Transportation. He has also held a number of leadership positions for various national and international corporations. Adams holds a J.D. from Tulane University and a B.S.B.A. in accounting from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a frequent speaker at tax conferences, as well as domestic and international tax seminars.

Sterling graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with honors in Accounting and DePaul University with a Master of Science degree in Taxation with distinction. Sterling will be based in the firm’s Great Lakes Region.

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