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1/24/2018  - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and How It Affects You and Your Business

Location: Holiday Inn
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 10:00 AM
Member Price: $25.00 / Non-Member Price: $35.00

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and How It Affects You
and Your Business

From Sole Proprietor to Multi-National Corporation, all businesses will be impacted by the Tax Reform Act of 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act. This seminar will provide information on the changes and help you make informed decisions for your business and your employees.
The seminar will cover:
  • Corporate structure - should you change?
  • Estate tax
  • Foreign earnings - what is a territorial tax system?
  • Retirement plan rule changes
  • Understanding the new tax rates
  • Alternative minimum tax
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • New depreciation rules,
  • New Net Operating Loss carryover limitations,
  • New Itemized Deduction Limitation,
  • U.S. Taxpayers Abroad,
  • Kiddie Tax and Child Tax Credit,
  • and much more


Patrick K. Russell, CPA

In his role as the president of Abbott, Frenyea, & Russell, CPA’s, Pat is responsible for coordinating the firm’s services for a variety of clients including manufacturing corporations, real estate partnerships, professional corporations, limited liability companies, and individuals. Prior to forming Abbot, Frenyea, & Russell, he served as the vice-president of taxation at a regional accounting firm headquartered in Glens Falls, NY, held management positions with Ernst & Young in New York City, and was Manager of Federal Taxes for PepsiCo, Inc. at its world headquarters in Purchase, NY.  Pat is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of CPA’s, and the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

William L. Owens, Esq.

Former U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is a Strategic Advisor with Dentons headquartered in Washington, D.C and also returned as a partner to Stafford, Owens, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley, PLLC in January 2015 and as of January 2016, he is the Co-managing partner of the firm.  As the federal representative for New York’s 21st District (previously 23rd) for five years, Congressman Owens developed a deep understanding of issues directly impacting his constituents, including matters related to U.S.-Canada trade,  health care and agriculture.

Congressman Owens served as co-chair of the House Northern Border Caucus with Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) which coordinated five northern border events in past three years in both Washington, D.C. and New York’s 21st congressional district. 

During his service in Congress, he was appointed by Governor Cuomo to the North Country Health and Systems Redesign Commission.  While in Congress, he was appointed by the Governor as a panelist on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP).  The Congressman was also involved in the waiver application by New York State to CMS, which resulted in the availability of $6.5 billion for distribution under the DSRIP Program.

Prior to serving in the U.S. House, Congressman Owens was in private practice in Plattsburgh for thirty years, and prior to that served for four years in the United States Air Force as a JAG officer. 

Brendan P. Owens, Esq.

Brendan is a partner at the Stafford Owens Law Firm in Plattsburgh, New York.  Brendan is admitted to the United States Tax Court, United State District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the New York State Bar and services clients in areas of corporate and business transactions, tax planning, general litigation, and tax litigation at the state and federal level.  Brendan attended Middlebury College and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brendan was a computer software engineer.



  • Breakfast will be included with your registration. 
  • Cancellation must be received 3 days before day of seminar & no shows will be charged!


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