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  • Description

    Whether perpetrated by an internationally known scandal or a small time swindler, the victims of Ponzi schemes are left with anger, frustration and staggering financial loss. This CLE course, presented by veteran South Florida Tax Attorney Richard S. Lehman, will explain what a Ponzi scheme is and how theft loss is determined and quantified.

    The course will also review:

    • Privity
    • Securing a tax refund from Ponzi Scheme losses
    • Governmental process and reasonable prospects for recovery
    • Ascertainable standard
    • Tax planning for maximum use of loss
    • Amended return
    • Claw backs
    • Estates and trusts
    • Safe harbor vs. the law
    • How to plan and implement a taxpayer Ponzi Scheme tax
  • Instructor Bio

    Richard Lehman

    Richard S. Lehman is a graduate of Georgetown Law School and obtained his Master’s degree in taxation from New York University.

    He has served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Fay, U.S. Tax Court and as Senior Attorney, Interpretative Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C.

    Mr. Lehman has been practicing in South Florida for more than 38 years. During Mr. Lehman’s career his tax practice has caused him to be involved in an extremely wide array of commercial transactions involving an international and domestic client base.

    Mr. Lehman has authored a number of articles on taxation and was the Editor and Contributing Author of “A Guide to Florida International Business and Investment Opportunities,” an informative guide to foreign business persons published by the Florida Department of Commerce, and translated in German, Spanish and Japanese.