Speaking Engagement

2023 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session

Council on State Taxation

Ritz Carlton
921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA

Blank Rome State + Local Tax (“SALT”) partner Mitchell A. Newmark and of counsel Philip M. Tatarowicz will serve as speakers at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2023 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session, which will be held April 24 through 27, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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.


“The Top State Corporate Income Tax Issues in 2023”
Tuesday, April 25, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Do you want to know what to watch out for in 2023? The panel will survey the clear favorites and dark-horse candidates for the top state corporate income and franchise tax issues in 2023 and highlight must-know key trends including important court cases, legislation, and regulations.


  • Mitchell Newmark, Blank Rome LLP
  • Chris Oatis, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Greg Rottjakob, Ryan, LLC
  • Marc Simonetti, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

“Foreign Businesses Meet the Wild, Wild World of SALT”
Thursday, April 27, from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m.

The speakers in this session will discuss some of the rules to which non-U.S. businesses must abide, federal constitutional provisions that apply to non-U.S. businesses, threshold taxability issues, and quirky local taxes that routinely fall under the radar of foreign businesses.


  • John Fletcher, Jones Walker LLP
  • Amy Nogid, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Phil Tatarowicz, Blank Rome LLP

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