Our lawyers regularly make presentations on tax subjects to bar groups, accountants, trade associations, and other gatherings nationwide. Robert W. Wood is especially active in this area, presenting numerous times annually before small gatherings to huge conventions. These presentations can range from specialized updates to tax practitioners, to useful demystification of our tax system for lay audiences. We also regularly appear in the media.

All speeches given by Robert W. Wood (unless otherwise noted)

Tax Issues in Settling Litigation, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, July 20, 2022.

Tax Consequences of Employment Settlements, 38th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Law, California Lawyers Association, July 14, 2022.

Law Firm Taxes & Tax Strategy, with Paul B. Myers, Advocate Capital, March 31, 2022.

Why Use Qualified Settlement Funds?, Synergy Settlements, March 16, 2022.

Using Qualified Settlement Funds as a Settlement Tool, American Association of Settlement Consultants, February 10, 2022.

Navigating Sexual Assault Cases, American Association of Settlement Consultants, February 10, 2022.

Tax Consequences of Legal Settlements: Analyzing Settlement Agreements, Types of Awards, and Attorney Fees, Strafford Webinar, January 6, 2022.

Expert Tax Advice Regarding Disaster Settlements, LVHF Public Forum, Las Virgenes Homeowner’s Federation Forum, November 17, 2021.

Tax Issues in Legal Settlements: IRS Forms 1099, Deducting Legal Fees & More, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, August 19, 2021.

Legal Fees, Settlements, and Form 1099, Sacramento Bar Association, August 10, 2021.

Fire Recovery Presentation, with Alex Z. Brown, Fire Victim Trust Claimants, August 5, 2021.

Contingency Fee Trap Under Federal Tax Law: Avoiding Hidden Settlement Obstacles and Malpractice Issues, Strafford, Webinar, April 21, 2021.

Exiting California Taxes: Be Careful, The Scott Group, April 15, 2021.

IRS Forms 1099 and Litigation Finance, Society of Settlement Planners, February 24, 2021.