Jackson Walker Attorneys Speak on US-Mexico Relations at CPA Conference in Mexico

August 28, 2017 | Speaking Engagements

Immigration attorney James Prappas and tax attorney Willie Hornberger traveled to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico where they gave separate presentations at the Programa General del 4º Congreso Internacional of the Instituto de Contadores Públicos de Nuevo León A.C (ICPNL), an organization of certified public accountants in Nuevo Leon. The conference focused on commercial relations between the United States and Mexico.

In his presentation, Willie provided an update on US tax reform. He gave an in-depth look at President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan as well as the tax aspects of the “Better Way” Blueprint proposed by conservative members of the House of Representatives. The presentation also provided status updates on important tax regulations for accountants.

Willie was also part of a separate panel discussion on fiscal alternatives for foreign businesses making U.S. investments. For more information, view the slides from each presentation.

Tax Reform Update (PDF)
Alternativas Fiscales para Inversiones en EUA (PDF)

James’ presentation covered changes to immigration law under the Trump administration, including the recently-proposed RAISE Act which will affect family immigration, annual visas, and the system of points for the granting of permanent jobs. He also gave advice on how foreign tax planners should coordinate legal strategies to account for immigration, corporate, and tax considerations. For more information, view the presentation slides.

Aspectos Fiscales en Migracion Efecto Trump (PDF)

James D. Prappas practices immigration law and advises clients on strategic immigration planning and related transactional matters. He has extensive experience with immigration issues, including the international transfer of key personnel, employment and family based immigration, worksite enforcement and I-9 matters, naturalization, and derivative citizenship. James has been listed as a Recognized Practitioner for Immigration (Texas) by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2015.

William Hornberger is a tax attorney who uses his skills to help clients achieve their business goals. His tax practice has touched nearly every area of the tax law, including corporate, partnerships and LLCs, international, real estate, corporate, oil and gas, bankruptcy, tax credit and tax controversy and procedural matters. Willie has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2003 and was named Lawyer of the Year by the publication in 2013.