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As senior tax partner at Cooper Moss Resnick Klein & Co. LLP, Kip Dellinger provides services as an expert in the areas of CPA tax practice regulatory discipline and malpractice matters; this includes his engagement by Big 4 CPA firms as an expert pertaining to conduct matters and substantive technical issues in several tax shelter malpractice cases. He also represents clients in tax controversy matters and provides services to tax counsel in civil tax matters. He has written several dozen articles and is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of tax standards and tax procedure and technical tax matters. Dellinger is a recipient of the Saul Braverman Memorial Award of the CalCPA’s Committee on Taxation for distinguished service in tax practice. He is the recipient of the CalCPA Education Foundation’s 2013-2014 Award for Instructor Excellence, and is a recipient of a 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for Feature Writing. He wrote the “Policy and Practice” column for Tax Notes magazine for several years, is the former columnist for tax practitioner conduct standards and ethics for TAXES (CCH) magazine, and is quoted multiple times in As Sure As Death (2015 edition), a leading compendium of quotations about taxes.
Dellinger serves on the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Executive Committee and is a past chair of the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee and is the author of the Practical Guide to Federal Tax Practice Standards (CCH, 2007). He developed and teaches full-day courses on tax practice standards, conduct and quality control for California CPAs and quality control in a tax practice for the CalCPA Education Foundation. He also co-authors and teaches courses in avoiding tax malpractice and tax practice and procedure for California CPAs for the Foundation. Dellinger has spoken before the USC Law School Institute on Federal Taxation, the AICPA National Tax Conference, the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, the Illinois Society of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the California Tax Bar on multiple occasions. He is frequent speaker before other CPA and tax attorney conferences, meetings and discussion groups and has presented several national webcasts for CCH on the topics of FIN 48 for private companies, federal tax practice standards, and tax practice quality control matters and foreign income tax reporting and disclosure. Dellinger joined Cooper Moss Resnick Klein & Co. LLP in the San Fernando Valley in January 2012. He continues to maintain an office in Santa Monica.
Stephen J. Turanchik is an attorney in the tax practice of Paul Hastings, and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on tax controversy and litigation at the state and federal levels and tax advice on international reporting. Turanchik previously litigated for six years for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section in Washington, DC, and has substantial litigation experience. During his tenure with the Tax Division, Turanchik handled hundreds of tax cases in federal, bankruptcy, state and probate court. He received an Outstanding Attorney award from the Tax Division in 2003. Turanchik has represented multi-billion dollar U.S. pension funds in European refund claim suits in excess of $50 million, and a bank holding company in U.S. Bankruptcy Court regarding tax allocation agreement of $50 million and income tax refunds in excess of $7 million. He has defended an internet service provider in employment tax audits in New York and California, served as international tax reporting subject matter expert for an independent examiner in the U.S. Department of Justice Swiss Bank Program, provided tax advice to investment managers and financial institutions on compliance obligations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and defended virtual currency exchange in examination by Department of Treasury Financial Crime Enforcement Network.
His recent speaking engagements and publications include New Developments in Taxation, CalCPA Santa Clarita Discussion Group, August 4, 2017; Taxation of Settlements: The Pitfalls Every Litigator Needs to Know About, Beverly Hills Bar Association, June 7, 2017; You Settled, Now What About the Taxes, JAMS Mediation ADR Services, April 19, 2017; When the Company Is the Target: Ethical and Other Issues, USC Tax Institute, January 24, 2017; Demystifying Virtual Currency, CalCPA Beverly Hills Hollywood Discussion Group, January 20, 2017; Congratulations on Settling the Case, Now What About the Taxes?, Los Angeles County Bar Association, December 5, 2016; Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, IRS International Enforcement Presentation, Loyola Law School, October 25, 2016; Disclosure of Foreign Interests and IRS International Enforcement Priorities, Chinese American CPA Association, October 21, 2016; Update on Foreign Disclosures & IRS International Enforcement Priorities, Santa Clarita CalCPA Discussion Group and Beverly Hills CalCPA Discussion Group, September 9, 2016; and Overview of U.S. Tax Law, USC Summer Law & English Program, August 5, 2016. His notable published court decisions include Blum v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2012-16, 2012 WL 129801 (2012); Samueli v. Comm’r, 132 T.C. 37 (2009); In re Anton Noll, Inc., 277 B.R. 875 (1st Cir.BAP 2002); Nault v. United States, 99 AFTR2d 2007-1027 (D.N.H. 2007); Subash v. I.R.S., 514 F.Supp.2d 114 (D.Mass. 2007); Johansen v. United States, 2006 WL 4391304 (D. Mass. 2006); United States v. City of Cambridge, 98 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 5895 (D. Mass. 2006); United States v. Verduchi, 95 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 2168 (D.R.I. 2005); and Stuart v. United States, 89 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 540 (D. Mass 2002) aff’d, 337 F.3d 31 (1st Cir. 2003).
Turanchik has served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School’s LL.M. Program, teaching Income Taxation of Property Transactions in Summer 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, and Fall 2017; and Golden Gate University’s Masters of Taxation Program, teaching Taxation of Property Transactions in Fall 2009, Fall 2010 and Fall 2011. His bar association leadership positions include serving as chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section’s Executive Committee, 2014-2015, where he coordinated the 2012 LACBA/California State Bar Tax Section Delegation from May 6-8, 2012; as chair of the California State Bar, Taxation Section’s Corporate and Pass-Through Entities Committee, 2012-2015; and as president of the Association of Tax Counsels, 2014-present. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross in May 1992; his juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in May 1995; and his master of laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law in May 1999.