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2024 ABA May Tax Meeting

May 4 - May 6

The upcoming 2024 ABA May Tax Meeting is the premier event for lawyers interested in all aspects of tax law. Among a variety of panels, forums, and discussions, program offerings include a Women in Tax Forum sponsored by Kostelanetz LLP and a panel on the importance of interview notes in criminal matters featuring Daniel C. Davidson.

Friday, May 3, 2024

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM (EST): Women in Tax Forum (Non-CLE)

Description: The Women in Tax Forum Tea is going live at the May Meeting! Join us as we sit down and connect with female tax judges. They will share their stories of success, the challenges they faced, and advice they have for other women in tax. A light breakfast and tea will be provided.


  • Judge Tamara W. Ashford, United States Tax Court
  • Judge Wendy S. Tien, Minnesota Tax Court
  • Judge Courtney S. Jones, United States Tax Court
  • Judge Mala Sundar, New Jersey Tax Court (Invited)

Sponsored by Kostelanetz LLP.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST): Daniel C. Davidson participates in a panel titled, “The Importance Of Interview Notes In Criminal Matters, From Investigation Through Sentencing [CLE].”

Description: This panel is a part of the 2024 May Tax Meeting hosted by the American Bar Association. Notes of interviews conducted by government agents play a critical role in criminal matters, including tax cases. Panelists will discuss defense strategies related to these notes, from the investigatory stage through indictment, plea or trial, and sentencing. The panel will explore means of obtaining government agent notes through negotiation and motion practice. Recent federal District Court cases that involved litigation over government agent notes will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: After attending the session, participants will be able to: 

1.  Understand the different circumstances in which government agents create notes of interviews, including informal notes, formal memoranda, and different agencies’ procedures for notetaking.
2. Discuss the best practices for taking notes during a client’s interview with the government.
3. Discuss strategies for obtaining government agent notes during criminal litigation.
4. Understand the importance of learning the particular discovery procedures and policies that exist in different jurisdictions.
5. Learn about Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5(f), enacted in 2020, which expands judicial oversight of the government’s discovery obligations under Brady v. Maryland and its progeny.


  • Sandra Brown, Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.


  • Daniel C. Davidson, Associate, Kostelanetz LLP
  • Michael P. Kelly, Partner, Akerman LLP
  • Sara Kropf, Co-Founder, Kropf Moseley PC

Click here for registration and program details.

CLE Credit is available for this event.