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Tax Reform Panel Discussions to be Held Around the Country

April 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The American Bar Foundation (ABF) and Tax Analysts, the nonpartisan multimedia source of in-depth analysis and insightful commentary on tax administration and policy, announced today that they will host panel discussions around the nation on tax reform. ABF and Tax Analysts economists, historians, and policy experts will be available to provide reporters with unbiased and detailed analysis of various tax reform elements.

Within the last year, numerous conferences have been held in Washington on the House Republican blueprint. The next round of panels likely will focus on the tax reform proposals outlined by the administration yesterday and will be held inside the Washington Beltway.

“The President and Congress need to seriously review our tax system because it’s broken. And to fix it they should look for ideas from outside the Beltway,” said Chris Bergin, Tax Analysts CEO and president.

ABF and Tax Analysts’ “outside the Beltway” tax reform conferences will feature leading tax experts from major accounting and law firms, universities, and corporations speaking on panels at law schools around the nation. They will examine the need for tax reform, what should be addressed, and the elements of various proposals.

“It is critical that we have the nation’s leading experts discuss and provide their perspectives on how the various tax reform proposals will impact different industries and regions of our country, such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc.,” said Ajay Mehrotra, executive director of ABF. 

ABF and Tax Analysts will kick off the series on May 16 at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, followed by a panel discussion on  June 14 at the New York University School of Law. For information on upcoming conferences, visit

Universities, organizations, and companies interested in participating in these discussions may contact Anthony Hebron at 703.531.4834. 

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About the American Bar Foundation

ABF is among the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 60 years, ABF’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. ABF’s primary funding is provided by the American Bar Endowment and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

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