41st Annual Legal Seminar Agenda

Agenda subject to change

Thursday, December 3, 2020

7:30 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration


8:00 – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

Legal Task Force Chair, Robert (Bobby) Lee, Esq., AAS Mount Juliet, TN 
IAAO President Amy Rasmussen, FIAAO, RES, AAS, Des Moines, IA

WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON SINCE WE LAST MET

Moderator: Robert (Bobby) Lee, Esq., AAS Mount Juliet, TN

8:15 - 9:15 am

Recent Developments in Real Property Taxation: Procedural

Harold Hicks, Esq., Chicago, IL

9:15 -10:15 am

Recent Developments in Real Property Taxation: Substantive

William E. Banfield, Esq., New York, NY

10:15 -10:30 am

Break


10:30 -11:30 am

Cases of Note in Your Jurisdictions

Thomas A. Jaconetty, Esq., Chicago, IL

11:30 am -12:30 pm

Panel Discussion of Cases

Harold Hicks, Esq., Chicago, IL
William E. Banfield, Esq., New York, NY
Thomas A. Jaconetty, Esq., Chicago, IL

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Luncheon provided at the hotel

COMPLEX ISSUES & VALUATION PROBLEMS

Moderator: Shelia Crapo, Gainesville, FL

1:30 – 3:00 pm

The Relevance of the Cost of Equity Determined by Rate Regulators to the Cost of Equity for Valuation of a Public Utility.  PacifiCorp v. Utah State Tax Commission, (Utah District Court 2020)

LaShel Shaw, Esq., Salt Lake City, UT
Tim Bodily, Esq., Salt Lake City, UT

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break


3:15 – 4:15 pm

Renewable Energy Facilities: Practical Considerations

N. Joel Moser, Esq., Portland, ME

4:15 – 5:15 pm

The Impact of Covid-19 on Hotel and Restaurant Values

Tim Wilmath, MAI, Tampa, FL  

Friday, December 4, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

SPECIAL TOPICS

Moderator: Robert Grimaldi, Esq., Orlando, FL

8:30 – 9:30 am

Creating a Win-Win Situation with Good Property Tax Administrative Practices

Fred Nicely Council on State Taxation, Washington, DC
Alan Dornfest, AAS, FIAAO, Boise, ID

9:30 – 10:30 am

Public Officials Dealing with Sovereign Citizens

Special Agent Joel A. Stephen, Federal Bureau of Investigations, TX

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break


10:45 – 11:45 am

Equal Protection Challenges in Property Tax Cases

William Shepherd, Esq., Tampa, FL

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Luncheon provided at the hotel

ETHICS and COVID 19 IN THE ASSESSING OFFICE

Moderator: Stephen Pelfrey, Esq., AAS, Raleigh, NC

12:45 – 1:45 pm

Trial Ethics

Christopher B. McLaughlin, Esq., Chapel Hill, NC

1:45 – 2:45 pm

Ethics - Preparing Demonstrative Evidence:Persuasion & Use of Technology

Claude DeCloux, Esq., Austin, TX

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break


3:00 – 4:00 pm

COVID-19 Update

N. Joel Moser, Esq., Portland, ME
Marcus Moffit, Denton, TX