March 2015 Meeting

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
63 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Topic:  Bankruptcy Law Changes and the Impact for CPA’s/Tax Attorneys
Speaker:  John Christiansen

John Christiansen is an attorney at McKell Christiansen & Wise PLLC.  John will discuss Mallo v. IRS, (2015) how that changed the playing field for CPAs / tax attorneys advising clients about late-filed returns and the interplay with bankruptcy.
John Christiansen primarily focuses on consumer and small business financial restructuring and has successfully restructured over 180 million dollars  for businesses and individuals here in Utah. Prior to entering into private practice, his prior work experience exposed him to a vast array of courtroom and trial experiences while working in a major crimes unit at a District Attorney’s Office, the UPC criminal division of the Utah Attorney General’s office and as an executive appointee under the Bush administration at the U.S. Justice Department.

In addition to his bankruptcy and restructuring practice, he has written and contributed to multiple college-level courses in business, bankruptcy and collections and currently is on the faculty at eagle gate college and Utah Valley University.