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NEW ENGLAND HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE MEETING FEBRUARY 13, 2017, 7:30AM to 10:00AM CORPORATE ENTITY SELECTION:TAX AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR AND INVESTOR Special location: The MFA Companies1 Highwood Drive, Tewksbury, MAFor Driving and Parking Information, Click Here Program Description: When starting or growing a business, entrepreneurs face several, high-impact decisions essential to the long-term plan. One decision key to the overall business strategy is the type of legal structure selected for the company. This decision will have an impact on taxes, personal liability and the ability to raise money or entertain a strategic exit in the future. This program will focus on the tax and legal implications of business entity selection for both entrepreneurs and investors. As part of the panel discussion, our group of seasoned experts will also discuss the accounting and reporting issues life sciences and healthcare companies often face when considering exit strategies or strategic alternatives. Key program takeaways: An understanding of the different business entity structures and their unique tax and legal implications. Strategic advice on ways to address common accounting and reporting issues companies often face while entertaining an exit or strategic alternatives. Moderator: Rosanna DiFilippo, CPA, MST, Tax Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico  Panelists: Robert Busch, CPA, Audit Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico Andrew Chaves, CPA, Tax Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico John F. Cohan, Esq., Partner, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Come join this timely, lively, blue ribbon panel of experts. Ask them questions and contribute your insights during the interactive audience segment.  Who Should Attend? CEO's, CFO's, Board Members and business leaders who are seeking a greater understanding of the tax and legal implications of business entity selection that are key to the long-term success of any business.  Speaker Biographies: Robert Busch, CPA, Audit Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico With over 20 years of experience in audit and consulting services, Mr. Busch’s formidable approach and methodical aptitude allows him to consistently deliver innovative, value-added solutions to his clients, particularly those in the financial services, high technology, service, construction, manufacturing and distribution industries. At MFA, Rob prepares and reviews client financial statements and reports and is responsible for monitoring the entire engagement process as well as the performance of engagement team members. He is well-versed in performing U.S. GAAP and IFRS financial statement audits as well as buy/sell due diligence, capital deal structures, quality of earnings analysis, purchase allocations, post deal considerations and litigation support for transactions. Rob also serves as the Lead Partner for audit and consulting services to the financial services industry, particularly private equity and venture-backed investment funds ranging in size from 0K to 0M. This includes a variety of fund structures, ranging from start-up funds to funds of funds and private equity/venture capital partnerships. Rob has extensive experience addressing accounting and financial reporting issues related to derivative instruments (futures, options, swaps and swaptions), complex investments and alternative investments. Andrew Chaves, CPA, Tax Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico Mr. Chaves brings to MFA over 15 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services to individuals, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, trusts and estates. Andrew’s longstanding relationship with his client base allows him to work closely with them to meet their tax compliance requirements all while providing the insight they need to make informed decisions with respect to their business, personal and family tax matters. In addition, Andrew is the Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Danny F. Chaves Memorial Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and supports epilepsy research. Prior to MFA, Andrew spent over ten years with the accounting firm of Baker & Company, P.C. where he provided both audit and tax services to a diverse client base of corporations, partnerships and individuals. John F. Cohan, Esq., Partner, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner John F. Cohan is a shareholder of the firm focusing his practice on venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, intellectual property licensing, renewable energy, software licensing and technology law. Mr. Cohan’s practice ranges from managing and implementing multi-million dollar acquisitions and corporate loan and venture capital financing transactions to representing and advising early stage companies and technology entrepreneurs in connection with their contracting, licensing, business planning, intellectual property needs, and general corporate compliance. Mr. Cohan also has prior experience in both design engineering and sales and marketing in the high technology industry. Mr. Cohan received his B.S.E.E. from Syracuse University (1986), J.D. from New England School of Law, magna cum laude, (1996) and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts. Mr. Cohan is an Adjunct Professor at both Boston University School of Law and New England School of Law, teaching upper-level Transactional Contract Drafting. Previously, he worked in the high technology industry in both design engineering and sales and marketing. Rosanna DiFilippo, CPA, MST, Tax Partner, MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico Ms. DiFilippo provides MFA’s publicly held and private clients with winning solutions to their increasingly complex business issues. Rosanna delivers tax compliance and consulting services to a broad range of multi-state entity types, such as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She is experienced in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, software development, high-tech, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, wholesale/distribution, retail and service.  Rosanna has significant expertise in ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes, ASC 740-10 Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes analysis, multi-jurisdictional tax planning and IRC Section 382 consulting. Additionally, she assists companies in making the appropriate tax elections and establishing a structure that will minimize income tax expense.  Prior to MFA, Rosanna worked five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, focusing on the Boston middle market and high technology fields.   Sponsorship kindly provided by:                                Event Venue   Promotion

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