On the final day of the conference, Oct. 26, the West Bloomfield resident will be presenting with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Director of Employee Plans Examinations Monika Templeman, Esq., the second highest official at the IRS in the retirement plan area. The topic of the discussion, “A Frank Discussion with the Director of Employee Plans Examinations,”
Lax focuses his practice on employee benefits, taxation, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He has authored numerous articles appearing in legal and public accounting journals. The University of Michigan Law School alum also lectures extensively on qualified retirement plans and other tax topics before the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and other professional groups.
He presently serves as a member of the IRS Great Lakes TE/GE Council, and as Co-Chair of the IRS-ASPPA Annual Conference for 2011. He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and recognized by his peers by inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (Best Lawyers' 2011 Detroit Area Benefits Lawyer of the Year), Chambers USA and Super Lawyers (one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Michigan for 2008). Lax has extensive experience in representing clients in tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and Tax Court of the United States.
The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries is the premier educator and advocate for retirement plan professionals. Today, ASPPA members include more than 7,500 administrators, advisors, actuaries, consultants, accountants and attorneys—the most dedicated professionals in the industry. ASPPA is the only organization comprised exclusively of retirement plan professionals that advocates for legislative and regulatory changes to preserve and enhance the employer-based retirement plan system.
Founded in 1982, Southfield, Michigan-based Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C. (www.maddinhauser.com)