Speaking Engagement

2022 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session

Council on State Taxation

Grand Hyatt
Denver, Colorado

Blank Rome State + Local Tax partners Nicole L. Johnson and Craig B. Fields will serve as speakers at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2022 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session, which will be held April 25 through 28, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of the program. 

This two-and-a-half-day conference combines technical and policy presentations from seasoned professionals focusing on current income and franchise tax issues. In addition, COST’s primary audit session will take place, where current audit information on all 50 states is shared among the membership. The conference is targeted to income and franchise tax professionals at all levels of experience.


Nicole Johnson
Tuesday, April 26, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m

BREAKOUT: “Restructuring with Purpose: A Business Purpose Master Class”
Business restructurings are a common occurrence and the need for a business purpose is stronger than ever. This panel will discuss how to establish a business purpose and, most importantly, how to appropriately document that purpose.

Craig Fields
Wednesday, April 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Early Morning Ethics Coffee Talk: “Ethical & Professional Challenges Facing Attorneys and Other State Tax Professionals”
The speakers will explore key tenets of ethical rules for attorneys and accountants working in the state tax arena, using vignettes and electronic audience polling. They will use practical examples to provide a greater understanding of ethical rules as they arise in the state tax context for both attorneys and accountants.

To learn more and to register, please visit the event webpage.