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IP Law Café May 2016 - IP, income shifting and taxation

Jeff Maine

Jeffrey Maine spoke at the May 19th  IP Law Café. Jeff is an expert on tax law and has authored or co-authored six books and more than a dozen articles in the field. Formerly a practicing attorney at Holland & Knight in Tampa, Florida, Professor Maine focuses his current research on the intersection of federal taxation and intellectual property.

Professor Maine enjoys helping students and tax practitioners learn about this intersection and understand the technical and policy aspects of intellectual property taxation in domestic and international contexts. His latest scholarship has been published in leading journals, including the Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, American University Law Review, Brooklyn Law Review, SMU Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, and Tax Notes. He frequently lectures nationally at academic conferences and bar association meetings on taxation.

Jeff spoke on tax planning in IP income and the ability of companies to structure ownership and management in such as way as to almost avoid the payment of any tax to any jurisdiction. A lively discussion followed with all participants commenting on how enthusiastic Jeff was about his topic and the importance to Ireland that we better understand the role of taxation in IP management for the future.