• Tax Expert to Speak on Teleconference for Fund Managers

7/28/2008

The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Jeffrey N. Saviano, Tax Partner; Director of Northeast State and Local Tax Services of Ernst & Young LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “FAS 109: FIN 48 – Accounting for Uncertain Tax Positions – For Fund Managers”. This two-hour event is scheduled for September 3, 2008, Wednesday, starting from 1:00 PM EDT. About Jeffrey N. Saviano

Jeffrey N. Saviano is a Tax Partner with Ernst & Young and is the Director of the Northeast State and Local Tax Services Group in the New York City and Boston offices of the firm. Jeff rejoined Ernst & Young in 1996 and has over fifteen years of tax experience with “Big 4” public accounting firms. He concentrates his practice in the state income/franchise tax area and serves as a state and local tax advisor to numerous companies. His practice is focused on state tax risk mitigation, multistate tax planning, and transactional analysis.

Jeff is a Trustee for the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a non-partisan organization focusing on state spending and tax policies and the Massachusetts economy, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. Also, Jeff was a professor of State and Local Taxation within the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

He has published articles regarding state and local tax policy and practice, including Pending Massachusetts Tax Legislation: Managing Change and the Need for a “Master Plan” published in the July, 2005 edition of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. Jeff has testified before the Joint Tax Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, and is a frequent speaker at taxpayer organizations and trade associations including: Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation; New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation; Council on State Taxation (COST); Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum at Vanderbilt University; Georgetown Law State and Local Tax Institute; Massachusetts Society of CPAs; Tax Executives Institute; and the American Bar Association. He is also a regular commentator on tax policy matters for various media outlets.

Jeff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Iona College, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, and a Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) from Boston University School of Law.

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