Speaking Engagements

From 2012-2019, Mr. Pontius served as the Co-Chair of the Tax Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland.  Mr. Pontius wrote articles for the newsletter on recent tax developments.  He led meetings on tax topics and coordinated Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes on technical tax topics such as buy-sell agreements for closely held businesses. The following list is a summary of his recent speaking engagements.

  • Demystifying IRS Letters While Resolving IRS Liens and Levies, Annual Meeting of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, May 2019
  • Updates on Denial or Revocation of US Passport for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debtors, DC Bar, March 2019
  • The Impact of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on the Taxation of Individuals, Annual Tax Law Conference of the Federal Bar Association, March 2019
  • Liens, Levies, and Collection Alternatives with the IRS and Maryland, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, January 2019
  • Techniques for Maximizing Charitable Giving, Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals, December 2018
  • An Overview of Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation for Accountants, Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, November 2018
  • Getting Tax Documents from Uncle Sam: Tips for the Tax Practitioner, Maryland Society of Accounting and Tax Professionals, November 2018
  • The Basics of FIRPTA Withholding for G-4 Visa Holders, PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union, October 2018


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