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Attorneys from Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. Present at Illinois State Bar Association's Annual Tax Conference

Belleville, IL, February 25, 2013 Belleville attorneys George Marifian and Philip Speicher, all shareholders at Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., recently presented at the Illinois State Bar Association [ISBA] 2012 Federal Tax Conference in Chicago.

Marifian, a recognized authority on tax law, presented the topic "Taking a CDP Case to the United States Tax Court: Navigating a Treacherous Minefield". Marifian has more than 30 years experience in tax law. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), having served on the organization's Taxation Section for more than 20 years. He is a member of the section's administrative practice and civil and criminal tax penalties committees, and he is also a member and past chairman of the employment tax committee. Marifian is incoming chair of the Federal Taxation Section Council.

O'Keefe presented the topic "Estate, Gift and GST Tax Update". He focuses his practice in wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, probate, trust administration, and corporate and business law. O'Keefe served on the Federal Taxation Section Council for the ISBA for nearly a decade and served as past chairman of the council. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the ABA's Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law, The Missouri Bar and The Missouri Bar's Probate and Trust Law Committee.

Speicher presented the topic "Corporate and Partnership Tax Update". He is well versed on matters pertaining to business transactions and tax planning, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) controversies, corporate mergers and acquisitions, wills and trusts, and estate and gift tax planning. Speicher also provides representation to individuals, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in IRS audits and in litigation before the United States Tax Court. Speicher is currently serving his third year as a member of the Federal Taxation Section Council.

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