This event brings together world class leaders committed to providing the best source of unbiased information, knowledge and leadership for decision makers and progressive thinking CPA advisors.

Topics to include:






Take advantage of one of the most important changes in Tax legislation in decades. 


Maximize possible tax deductions and prepare for year end discussions with clients 


Understand technical strategies used by high net worth individuals and corporations to deduct, convert and defer taxes  


Meet and network with advanced advisory personnel   


Remain relevant with changing tax law   

September 26th, 2019


7:30AM - 12:00 Noon

Capital One Headquarters 1307 Walt Whitman Road, 2nd Floor, Melville, NY 11747

Event Details

September 26th, 2019


  Join us for this exciting seminar Learn more about innovative programs that can help your clients save on taxes and protect your business ...

Event Details

7:30AM - 12:00 Noon

Capital One Headquarters 1307 Walt Whitman Road, 2nd Floor, Melville, NY 11747

Featured Topics

Opportunity Zones


Created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the Opportunity Zone program is designed to incentivize long-term capital investment to disadvantaged urban and rural communities nationwide.

The program provides tax incentives to investors who direct their capital gains into a Qualified Opportunity Fund, which then deploys capital into a designated Qualified Opportunity Zone. Ultimately, this provides the investor with both a tax deferral and potential for tax-free growth.

1031 Exchange


The term 1031 Exchange is defined under section 1031 of the IRS Code. (1) To put it simply, this strategy allows an investor to “defer” paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it is sold, as long another “like-kind property” is purchased with the profit gained by the sale of the first property.  

Conservation Easements


A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. 

Captive Insurance


Independent Captive Associates has over 25 years of experience working with accounting firms and other professionals to assist their clients in managing risk. Our focus has been to utilize the best of the best in the fields of law, accounting, captive management, investment expertise, property and casualty insurance and audit service. By creating independent standards, we ensure no link in the chain is weak. Each professional maintains a “five star” superior service. The collective management constantly oversees excellence and superior execution. 

Featured Speakers

Brian Clouse, CPA


 Brian is a member of the Mazars USA LLP Executive Board, and leads the firm’s Insurance practice, delivering audit, financial, management and consulting services to insurance and reinsurance companies, captives, and risk-retention groups. Brian’s more than 20 years of experience comprise GAAP and statutory financial statement audits, financial and operational restructuring, forensic accounting investigations and litigation support. Brian has a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Accounting from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 

Ran "Rani" Fuchs, CFP


Rani is  Senior Vice President at Cantor Capital, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.   Ran has spent over a decade raising capital through the RIA and BD communities. Hosting and presenting at over 100 speaking engagements a year, Ran has built an expertise in raising capital in the space where financial services and real estate overlap and has succeeded in raising over $1 Billion in equity capital for Equity REITs, Mortgage REITs, BDCs, REG-Ds, DST-1031s and other investments. Ran's unique presentation skills and engaging events have helped him build a strong network of investors, advisors and real estate sponsors.  

Timothy Pollack Sixty-West Funds


Timothy S. Pollock is a vice president with Sixty West. Sixty West is a multi-faceted development company specializing in opportunity zone investments, low income housing credits (federal and state), historic credits, renewable energy credits, state film credits and other tax advantaged alternative investments. It also develops non-tax incentivized real estate opportunities including commercial rental and for sale real estate, cell towers and mining operations. With over four decades of investment and development experience, Sixty West has directed over 3.6 billion dollars in project value, raising over 1.2 billion in equity for projects located across 40 states. 

Donald Deans, Managing Director and Tax Strategist, CPA, PFS


Don has supported individual and corporate clients as a CPA for more than 40 years and as a registered representative for 18 years. Don has his BSIR and MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

He began his career at Haskins & Sells in 1974 and was a partner at Deloitte Haskins & Sells from 1985-1990.

Don is a nationally recognized speaker, published author, and thought leader in the accounting and finance communities. His guidance has been sought out by the Journal of Accountancy, Hartford Business Journal, and statewide CPA magazines in Connecticut, Georgia and North Carolina. Don is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), NC Association of CPAs (NCACPA), New York Society of CPAS (NYSSCPA), and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). 

Paul Hyl, Esq.



Paul Hyl is the principal of the Law Office of Paul Hyl, Esq., P.C., and practicing exclusively in the field of Trusts and Estates and Elder Law.  Mr. Hyl advises clients regarding sophisticated estate planning matters, tax planning, asset preservation, Medicaid planning, wealth transfer strategies, charitable giving and estate and gift taxation issues.   

Mr. Hyl practices before the Surrogate’s Courts of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the five boroughs of the City of New York, as well as Westchester and Duchess Counties.  Mr. Hyl is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits.  Previously, Mr. Hyl served as counsel to the Nassau County Public Administrator.   


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