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Shail P. Shah and Ruben Sislyan Speak at 2024 TEI Region 10 Conference

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – May 21, 2024 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Tax Practice Shareholders Shail P. Shah and Ruben Sislyan will present at the 2024 Tax Executives Institute (TEI) Region 10 Conference May 23.

The 44th Annual TEI Region 10 Tax Conference will be held at The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point. Fellow in-house tax professionals will gather to discuss tax issues with peers. 

Shah will present “Federal/State Conformity issues” during the conference, covering some of the nuances, and oftentimes unexpected results, due to a lack of conformity between state and federal tax laws.

Sislyan will speak on the “Audits and controversy” panel during the conference, discussing the procedural aspects of California state and local tax audits, appeals, and court actions.

Shah has been helping clients address California tax problems for more than 15 years. His clients range from Fortune 25 companies to high-net-worth individuals. Shah focuses his practice on complex California tax planning and representation in front of the California Franchise Tax Board, California Department of Taxation and Fee Administration, Office of Tax Appeals, Board of Equalization, and various administrative and judicial adjudicating forums at both the state and local levels. He provides advice on both proactive residency planning and residency audit defense.

Sislyan focuses his practice on California state and local tax controversies at the audit, administrative, and judicial levels. He has broad experience representing Fortune 500 and middle-market companies, closely held businesses, startups, families, and individuals in a wide range of state and local taxes, including corporate franchise/income, personal income, sales and use, property, and gross receipts and other local taxes.

About Greenberg Traurig's State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s SALT Practice assists companies in need of state and local tax counsel whether in a single location or multiple locations throughout the United States. With the largest footprint of any law firm in the United States, the SALT Practice has attorneys in 16 of the firm’s domestic offices, including California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, New York, Oregon, and Texas. Our breadth of experience across the full SALT spectrum allows us to offer a wide range of services, including counseling and controversy. We also regularly partner with the firm’s nationally recognized Government Law and Policy Practice to help shape the tax law which affects our clients most.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: