Tax Act and It's Impact on Growth

Monthly Luncheon

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March 19, 2019 11:30 AM - 1 PM CDT

$35 - $75
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Join us Tuesday, March 19th for our monthly luncheon with a panel discussion on the Tax Act and It's Impact on Growth.   

Companies and investors are still adapting to the changes made by the 2017 Tax Act.  We plan to discuss how the 2017 Tax Act has impacted M&A transactions to date and what these tax changes might mean for M&A transactions going forward.

Lunch & talk is set at Windows on Minnesota, on the 50th Floor of the IDS Center with panoramic views of downtown Minneapolis.  

Come at 11:30 to enjoy social time, the speaker begins at noon. 

Your ticket includes the talk, lunch, and social time.

Member price $35
Non Member price $75

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Jerry Towne

Jerry Towne

M&A Tax Partner

Jerry is an M&A Tax Partner in PwC’s Minneapolis Office.  Jerry is also a member of PwC’s Deals practice and PwC’s Integrated Global Structuring practice. 

Relevant experience

Jerry advises inbound and outbound multinational corporations and private equity firms on issues related to all manner of domestic and international transactions, including leading cross-jurisdiction and cross-specialty teams to diligence, structure, negotiate, and execute domestic and cross-border deals.  Jerry also helps clients develop structures for complex cross-border transactions and spin off transactions. He also helps clients secure private letter rulings from the IRS on their transactions.

Education and certifications

Jerry has JD and accounting degrees from the University of Illinois.  He is a member of the DC Bar.  Prior to joining PwC, Jerry was a tax lawyer in private practice with two national law firms in Chicago and Washington, DC  focused primarily on helping clients on their deals and with tax controversy matters at all levels of the IRS and in litigation.

Lance First

Lance First

Private Company Services, PwC LLP
Tax Partner

Lance began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1986.  After working in several West Coast offices, Lance most recently transferred to the Minneapolis Office in the Fall of 2009.

Whether equity-backed, inbound or family owned, Lance has devoted his career to serving the unique needs of private company clients and their ownership groups. 

From an entity perspective, Lance's clients operate in a wide variety of industries, including industrial and consumer products, services, manufacturing and distribution, real estate and agribusiness.   

In addition to managing the annual compliance requirements for clients, Lance spends a significant amount of time devoted to developing and implementing value-added tax planning opportunities, including enhancing tax cash flow by adopting alternative income tax methods, capturing R&D and other credits and structuring M&A transactions.

From an ownership group perspective, Lance has significant experience in working across a broad range of income, estate and gift tax matters, including planning for wealth transfers and business successions.

Lance earned his undergraduate degree in Business (Accounting) from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo and his post-graduate degree in Accounting (Taxation) from California State University - Sacramento.  He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California and Minnesota and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mark Salsbury

Mark D. Salsbury

Ballard Spahr, LLP
Tax Partner

Mark Salsbury's goal is to help clients increase the ROI of their deals. He does this through smart tax planning, practical deal design, and tenacious advocacy for his client's deal terms, with a practice focused on M&A transactions, financings, entity formations, and investment funds.

Mark represents private equity funds, closely-held businesses, and public companies. Over the past three years, he has advised on more than 50 M&A transactions across a range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, services, food products, consumer goods, technology, and health care.

Previously, Mark served as international tax counsel for a Fortune 500 company. He currently represents U.S. companies doing business abroad as well as foreign companies doing business in the U.S.

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  • Cancellation and Refund Policy:  A full refund will be given for cancellations made the Thursday prior to the luncheon.  No refunds will be given after this date.