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The Dos and Don'ts of Due Diligence - San Diego Chapter Meeting 11.21.19
Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Chapter Meetings

The Dos and Don'ts of Due Diligence
San Diego Chapter Meeting


Thursday, November 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Handlery Hotel and Resort
Terrace Room
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Parking will be validated


The panelists will be addressing due diligence and what a due diligence audit under the IRS Preparer Compliance Program entails. The panelist will discuss how tax return preparers should prepare for an audit as well as address the penalties that could be assessed and potential referrals to the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility.


Brendan O’Connor is a senior associate at RJS Law. Mr. O'Connor's practice centers on representing individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, and Department of Tax and Fee Administration. Mr. O’Connor has extensive experience in the field of tax controversy, litigation, and domestic and international tax planning.

Marisol Swadener
is a senior associate at RJS Law. Ms. Swadener represents individuals and entities before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Development Department (EDD), and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). Ms. Swadener’s experience centers around collection matters and advising individuals and entities on how best to resolve their tax liabilities.

Joseph Cole
is an associate attorney at RJS Law. He represents clients before the IRS, FTB, CDTFA, EDD, and other taxing authorities. Joseph Cole holds an LL.M. in Taxation and earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to becoming a Tax Attorney, Joseph Cole was a Chemist and inventor.


Member: $40 (with reservations)
Non-Member: $45
Late Registration / At the Door:
Date Late Fee Applies:

CPE Information:

2 Federal Tax Law Hours
IRS: 18QC1-T-01298-19-I
CTEC: 1000-CE-4684

Knowledge Level:


Please see the "Register Here" button in this email or email Heather Santineau at [email protected].

Please include:

  • The number of reservations you are making.
  • If you are on the "pre-paid" reservation list.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian meal.

Menu Options: Honey Glazed Ham, Lyonnaise Potatoes and Market vegetables or the Chef's choice vegetarian meal. Both choices are served with a mixed green salad, rolls, and butter. Coffee and Iced Tea are available or attendees can purchase beverages from the bar.

Registration deadline is Monday, November 18, 2019, at Noon. Cancellations made by this date can be refunded upon request.

This presentation has been designed to meet the requirements of the Return Preparer Office, the California State Board of Accountancy; and the California Tax Education Council including code 31 of Federal Regulations10.6 (g). This does not constitute an endorsement by these groups. A listing of additional requirements to renew tax preparer registration may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA. 95812- 2890, or phone CTEC at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at

Contact: [email protected]