Sirote's Joe Bluestein & Jay Maples Present ASCPA-Sirote Webinar

July 30, 2012

The law firm of Sirote & Permutt, PC is please to present a webinar series about tax legal issues for the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA). In collaboration with ASCPA, Sirote shareholders Joe Bluestein and Jay Maples will present “ESOPs and other Qualified Tax Plans” on Friday, August 3. The presentation will be about the design, use, advantages and disadvantages of qualified employee benefit plans. Basic plans, such as profit sharing and 401k plans, will also be discussed.

The webinar is approved for Continuing Education Credit by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy. To register for any webinar of the series, visit www.ascpa.org.

Mr. Bluestein’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues, particularly for closely held, family-owned businesses and professional groups, such as medical practices and professional service firms. Mr. Bluestein has an extensive employee benefits practice and drafts retirement and welfare plans. He also practices in the estate planning area, succession business planning, entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and purchases and sales of businesses. In addition to be honored with the A-V rated status by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Bluestein was named 2012 “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law by Best Lawyers in America.

As a member of the Corporate and Tax practice group at Sirote, Mr. Maples focuses his practice on the business and tax needs of his clients. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Maples was a certified public accountant. Mr. Maples has been listed as a Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Tax Law.

Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Group represents many clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities. Our representation includes audits, settlement negotiations and abatement proceedings, as well as tax litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court, and the U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals.

Many of the firm’s activities involve sophisticated tax planning for individuals and closely held and publicly owned businesses.

ASCPA consists of 11 chapters across Alabama. The organization’s mission is to unite the profession of accountancy; to promote and maintain high professional, ethical and moral standards; and to promote the professional interests of Certified Public Accountants.

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