New Tax Innovators Exchange brings national tax experts to Stetson Law

GULFPORT, Fla. – The Tax Law Society at Stetson University College of Law will present the Stetson Tax Innovators Exchange (S.T.I.X.) on Nov. 13, 2020, featuring nationally renowned experts in environmental taxation and tax technology.

S.T.I.X. is a new and forward-thinking tax law collaboration event focused almost exclusively on tax practitioners – those working in the trenches every day.  The nation’s top tax attorneys will dive into bleeding edge approaches to the practice of tax law and lead group discussions where practitioners can share challenges they face…and have a platform full of the greatest tax minds in the country work the problem out with them.

This interactive seminar will feature topics that run the gamut, but the overall goal is to ensure attendees leave armed with useful new techniques to advance not only their practice, but the field itself.

The first event in this innovative annual series will feature presentations by:

Roberta Mann, Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law – Professor Mann is the preeminent Environmental Tax Law scholar.  She has served on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation and has worked for the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS. 

Professor Mann will discuss how tax policy can impact innovation and the environment, focusing on automation, entrepreneurship, and working from home.

Roberta Mann
Roberta Mann

David B. Blair, Partner and chair of Crowell & Moring’s Tax Group – Mr. Blair has over twenty years of tax litigation experience.  As a recognized authority on tax controversy, Mr. Blair taught transfer pricing as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Blair will address the recent IRC 45Q carbon capture tax credit developments.

David Blair
David B. Blair

Nate Wadlinger, Lecturer at Florida State University and a certified public accountant –  Mr. Wadlinger is a published author with deep expertise in tax technology.

Mr. Wadlinger will examine how artificial intelligence can improve tax practice. 

Nate Wadlinger
Nate Wadlinger

Two Stetson Law graduates will also be presenting their award-winning environmental taxation papers:

Daniel F. Town, presenting “From Futile to Utile: Addressing the key role of Florida’s Electric Utility Companies in mitigating Sea-Level Rise,” which focuses on addressing sea-level rise through the lens of electric companies which are the highest emitters of carbon, and proposes three solutions that can maintain revenue and reduce the impact of rising sea-levels in Florida.

Daniel Town
Daniel Town

Daniel Raymer, presenting “Plastic Tax: An Alternative to Plastic Alternatives,” which focuses on the consequences of rising sea-level on Florida’s economy and proposes a hybrid of upstream and downstream taxes on targeted single-use plastics.

Daniel Raymer
Daniel Raymer

This event is sponsored by the Tax Section of The Florida Bar and will provide Florida CLE.  It is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.  However, registrants can choose to donate on the registration page, with proceeds supporting future Stetson Tax Law Society programming. For more information contact Stetson Tax Law Society president John Bartel at jbartel@law.stetson.edu