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Seminars & Events

Our attorneys frequently speak at trade association conferences, industry events, and other special events. Devine Millimet hosts seminars, webinars and other workshops throughout the year to provide our clients and business colleagues with important updates and upcoming changes in the current local, state and federal laws. Below you can find a list of speaking engagements and events.

For a detailed list of other seminars and webinars we have presented during the past year, please visit our archives

Upcoming Seminars & Events

DEVINE MILLIMET: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR


Wednesday, November 05, 2014 08:00 AM

Complimentary

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Join us for this complimentary half-day seminar where we will provide updates on a variety of timely employment and benefits law topics.
 
Location: SERESC, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH

Registration and Breakfast  (8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.)

Managing Pregnant Employees  (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
The EEOC recently issued comprehensive guidance to employers on the rights of pregnant employees in the workplace.  This session will review this new EEOC guidance, and also review the often overlapping rights that pregnant employees have under the ADA, FMLA, PDA and NH Maternity Leave Law.  We will review and discuss best practices for managing requests for accommodations and leaves of absence by pregnant employees.
 
Effective Workplace Investigation  (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
Workplace complaints are rising from employees – possibly in light of the many hotlines, whistleblower policies, and news coverage on employee rights.  From employee complaints of “bullying” by a demanding supervisor to “harassment” by a peer, employers should be prepared to respond.  This session will present a simple strategy for responding to these complaints and will help you avoid costly litigation.
 
Break  (10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

Health Care Reform Check-up and Retirement Plan Update  (10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)
This presentation will provide an update on current developments in federal health care reform (ACA). The session will also review what employers need to do to meet the IRS’ compliance requirements for retirement plans by the April 2016 deadline.

NH Legislative Update
  (11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Once again, the 2014 session resulted in many new laws impacting the NH workplace.  The laws to be discussed are: paycheck equity; non-competes; distracted driving; and healthcare drug testing.
 
Questions & Answers  (12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

 
All participants will receive comprehensive written materials.  We hope you will join us.

Who should attend?
  • • Executives
  • • Managers
  • • In-House Counsel
  • • Human Resources Professionals

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New Hampshire Taxation of Businesses & Their Owners


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 08:30 AM

Registration Cost: $189.00

Seminar Description:
 
This is a 1-day seminar (8 credits) led by Jon Sparkman, Esq., CPA and Maurice Gilbert, CPA, MST. Topics include the four major taxes affecting businesses and their owners in NH: the Business Enterprise Tax (BET), the Business Profits Tax (BPT), the Interest & Dividends Tax (I&D), and the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT). Topics involving the BET will include an overview of the components of the enterprise value tax base and the apportionment provisions for the BET. With respect to the BPT, topics include the nexus standard, definitions of business organization and business activity, the additions and deductions to federal taxable income including a brief overview of reasonable compensation and the combined reporting requirements for unitary businesses. The I & D segment of the seminar will include a review of the provisions relating to distributions from partnerships and limited liability companies and the importance of the definition of “transferrable interests” and the planning opportunities that result from the recent elimination of trust as taxpayers and trust distributions from the definition of dividend. The RETT discussion includes an overview of the provisions focusing on NH real estate companies and recent NH Court decisions that may provide some planning opportunities.

Program Designed For:
 
This seminar is designed for tax professionals whose clients are New Hampshire residents, have business activity within New Hampshire, deduct compensation for the personal services of the shareholders, partners, members and proprietors of the businesses, or who own New Hampshire real estate or an interest in New Hampshire real estate.  Participants should have a general knowledge of the BPT, BET, I&D and the RETT as well as Federal Income Tax principals relating to corporations, partnership and proprietorships.

Seminar Schedule:
 
When: November 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. registration. Seminar 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $189 plus
Location: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Peabody, MA, 1 Newbury Street (Route 1)(directions)
Sponsor: Boston Tax Institute
Registration: Additional information and registration will be available on the Boston Tax Institute website.
Speakers: Jon. B. Sparkman, Esq., CPA and Maurice P. Gilbert, CPA, MST

This program will qualify for 8.0 hours of CPE based on 50 minute hour


Nexus – Jurisdictional Standard for Income Taxes


Thursday, November 20, 2014 08:15 AM

Registration Cost: $205.00

Seminar Description:
 
This is a ½ day seminar (4 credits) led by Maurice Gilbert, CPA, MST and Jason E. Cole, Esq., CPA, MBA.  Nexus is the amount of activity within a taxing jurisdiction that determines whether or not a person or entity can be subjected to a state’s income tax statutes.  We will discuss the federal cases that provide the parameters under which state’s may constitutionally tax out-of-state taxpayers, the application of P. L. 86-272 in interstate commerce and examine nexus concepts such as physical presence and economic presence.  We will examine the New Hampshire “income” tax requirements and provide some comparison to the provisions in neighboring states.  Finally, we will discuss Voluntary Disclosure Programs and the benefits they provide to practitioners and their clients.

Program Designed For:
 
This seminar is designed for tax professionals who currently have or may have clients conducting activities in more than a single state but are uncertain as to which jurisdictions the client may have a duty to prepare and file an income tax return.  Participants should have a general knowledge of federal and state income tax principles.


Seminar Schedule:

When: November 20, 2014, 8:15 a.m. registration. Seminar 8:30:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Cost: $180 for NHSCPA members and $205 for non-members
Location: Manchester, NH
Sponsor: New Hampshire Society of CPAs
Registration: Additional information and registration will be available on the New Hampshire Society of CPAs website.
Speakers: Maurice P. Gilbert, CPA, MST, and Jason E. Cole, Esq., CPA, MBA

This program will qualify for 4.0 hours of CPE based on 50 minute hour


New Hampshire Taxation of Businesses & Their Owners


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 08:30 AM

Registration Cost: $189.00

Seminar Description:
 
This is a 1-day seminar (8 credits) led by Jon Sparkman, Esq., CPA and Maurice Gilbert, CPA, MST. Topics include the four major taxes affecting businesses and their owners in NH: the Business Enterprise Tax (BET), the Business Profits Tax (BPT), the Interest & Dividends Tax (I&D), and the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT). Topics involving the BET will include an overview of the components of the enterprise value tax base and the apportionment provisions for the BET. With respect to the BPT, topics include the nexus standard, definitions of business organization and business activity, the additions and deductions to federal taxable income including a brief overview of reasonable compensation and the combined reporting requirements for unitary businesses. The I & D segment of the seminar will include a review of the provisions relating to distributions from partnerships and limited liability companies and the importance of the definition of “transferrable interests” and the planning opportunities that result from the recent elimination of trust as taxpayers and trust distributions from the definition of dividend. The RETT discussion includes an overview of the provisions focusing on NH real estate companies and recent NH Court decisions that may provide some planning opportunities.

Program Designed For:
 
This seminar is designed for tax professionals whose clients are New Hampshire residents, have business activity within New Hampshire, deduct compensation for the personal services of the shareholders, partners, members and proprietors of the businesses, or who own New Hampshire real estate or an interest in New Hampshire real estate.  Participants should have a general knowledge of the BPT, BET, I&D and the RETT as well as Federal Income Tax principals relating to corporations, partnership and proprietorships.

Seminar Schedule:
 
When: November 25, 2014, 8:30 a.m. registration. Seminar 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $189
Location: Hampton Inn, White River Junction, VT - Route 5 South - Exit 11 off of Routes 89 & 91(directions)
Sponsor: Boston Tax Institute
Registration: Additional information and registration will be available on the Boston Tax Institute website.
Speakers: Jon. B. Sparkman, Esq., CPA and Maurice P. Gilbert, CPA, MST

This program will qualify for 8.0 hours of CPE based on 50 minute hour


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