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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Tax: Disaster Tax Recovery & Planning Seminar

Course Description
This seminar introduces and examines the designations, federal income tax treatment and consequences resulting from a Presidentially-declared disaster under The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.  Topics include identifying qualifying types of disasters and the federal agencies (IRS, Treasury, Homeland Security and FEMA) charged with implementing the disaster relief, and analyzing business tax treatment and planning opportunities (GO Zone bonus depreciation, GO Zone bonds, New Markets Tax Credits) and individual tax treatment and planning opportunities (casualty losses, housing assistance, insurance recoveries, SBA Loans and Road Home grants).  The seminar will be taught by Robert W. Nuzum, a partner in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.  (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2011

Academic Programs Contact:
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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710

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