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Speakers

Michael W. Mills, a partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn in Doylestown, presented “Qualified Business Income Deduction Under IRC Section 199A” at the Financial Planning Association of the Philadelphia tristate area’s Sept. 27 Bucks County continuing education study group breakfast meeting at the Doylestown Country Club.

This program outlined the mechanics of the QBI deduction to highlight issues that will allow financial planners to identify opportunities and challenges with the deduction, and review planning strategies.

Mills has 26 years of experience as an attorney and CPA representing closely held businesses and their owners with a particular focus on tax planning/compliance by reason of his CPA license and advanced tax degree.

Events

The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is set to hold a monthly CLE luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Maggiano’s restaurant, 1201 Filbert St. in Philadelphia. Retired Judge Mark I. Bernstein will offer a presentation titled, “Your Next Best Cross-Examination.”

One CLE credit is offered.

Price to attend is $90 and includes lunch.

For more information, call 844-744-5600.

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The Association of Audit Committee Members Inc. will host its annual meeting scheduled Friday at Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office, featuring a keynote address by Wesley Bricker, chief accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Blank Rome partner Frederick D. Lipman, who serves as president of AACMI, will provide opening remarks, and numerous Blank Rome partners and accounting professionals will speak on timely topics as it concerns to audit committees, including sexual misconduct, the new tax law and internal investigations.

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will also provide an industry update. Register for the event at blankrome.com/AACMI2018.

Space is limited.

Honored

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young attorney Kristen Gibbons Feden served as a speaker at the Victim Rights Law Center’s Shining Star Gala on Sept. 27 in Boston.

Feden, the special prosecutor in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial and conviction, also received the leadership award.

All proceeds go toward advancing the mission of the Victim Rights Law Center to provide free, comprehensive legal services for survivors of sexual violence to help them rebuild their lives, and promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for each and every rape and sexual assault victim.

Feden concentrates her practice on complex commercial and class action litigation and white-collar defense.

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, she was assistant district attorney in the Trials Division of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as captain of the Elder Abuse Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit, and as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit.

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