Federal Tax Conference

On behalf of the University of Chicago Law School, it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the 72nd Annual Federal Tax Conference at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, 2019. 

This year’s conference will cover tax treaties, international spin-offs, earnings and profits and related attributes, substance vs. form in subchapter K, deference to regulations and guaranteed payments.

Our traditional cocktail hour and dinner will be at the Mid-America Club, 200 East Randolph Drive. 

Each session will include a lead presenter, who will prepare a draft paper or abstract that will be posted on our website before the Conference, and two to three panelists to comment on the presentation.  The speakers and panelists are leading practitioners, academics and current and former senior government officials and include a healthy mix of Conference veterans and new faces.  Each session will be moderated by a  member of our planning committee, who will ensure there is ample time for vigorous audience debate.  If you’ve attended in the past, you know that this audience participation has become the hallmark of our Conference and is what makes it truly special. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Gleacher Center in November.

Very truly yours,

Suresh Advani
Conference Chair

Photo by Pedro Szekely


The University of Chicago offers a preferred hotels program. To take advantage of these rates, please book your registration by calling the hotel directly and asking for the University of Chicago rate, not the conference rate. All discounted rates are based on the hotel’s availability and are not guaranteed.

In the list linked below, please refer to the hotels under the Downtown Chicago heading.

Hotel list