Upcoming Events

Charleston, SC

On August 24, be a part of DHG’s State & Local Tax (SALT) Forum in Charleston, SC. Along with our co-host, John Von Lehe of Nelson Mullins, we will host a half-day CPE session that covers a variety of SALT issues from M&A considerations to state tax incentives. Following the forum will be an opportunity to network with your industry peers over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

The State & Local Tax Forum in Charleston will count for up to four hours of CPE credit upon approval.

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Thurs, August 24, 2017


1:00 - 1:30 PM: Registration
1:30 - 5:00 PM: Training
5:00 - 6:30 PM: Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres

Historic Rice Mill Building
17 Lockwood Drive, #101
Charleston, SC 29401

August 24, 2017

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Registration
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Welcome and Introduction
Giles Sutton | DHG
1:35 PM - 2:15 PM Sales Tax Considerations in M&A
Giles Sutton & Rusty Little | DHG
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Important South Carolina Sales Tax Issues
Rusty Little | DHG, John von Lehe | Nelson Mullins
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Sales Tax Audit and Sales Tax Processes Best Practices
Giles Sutton | DHG
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM South Carolina Tax Incentives
John von Lehe | Nelson Mullins
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Speakers Photo Little, Rusty
Senior Manager, Tax

Rusty serves as a tax senior manager in the Firm's State and Local Tax Group (SALT). With more than twenty-five years of experience, he has a wide range of both state and federal tax experience and has serviced clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, logistics, biotechnology, real estate, construction, advertising, health care and educational institutions. He works closely with the SALT Group in offices throughout the firm in all areas of state taxation including income and sales tax research and planning; audits and appeals; nexus studies; voluntary disclosures; sales & use tax reviews; and state tax credits and incentives. Prior to joining Dixon Hughes Goodman, Rusty worked with a tax consulting firm specializing in multi-state and local tax controversy resolution and planning. He has also worked in tax department management positions for two publicly traded companies, a Big 4 firm, and a regional accounting firm. He also has earned the CMI –Income Tax designation from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, recognized nationally as a mark of achievement and distinction in the state and local income tax field. Read more.

Giles is a nationally recognized state and local tax practitioner and has more than twenty-five years of corporate tax experience. He has consulted with companies ranging in size from middle-market to the Fortune 40.   Giles' focus is on the multi-state aspects of corporate income and franchise taxes, mergers and acquisitions and sales tax issues. Read more.

John von Lehe is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Charleston, where he practices in taxation, estate planning, and appellate law.

Mr. von Lehe concentrates a significant portion of his practice in matters of property tax (including fee-in-lieu of property tax), sales tax, state income tax and economic and tax incentives for new and existing businesses.

Mr. von Lehe previously served as in-house counsel with the Rulings Division of the Internal Revenue Service. While serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Carolina, he also served as counsel to the South Carolina Tax Commission. Read more.

Picture of Historic Rice Mill in Charleston, SC.

Historic Rice Mill
17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston SC 29401
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CPE Credit: 4 hours, pending approval

Delivery Format: Group Live

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation: None

Course Level: Beginner

Participants: Financial Executives

Learning Objectives: Educate participants on state and local tax updates.


There will be no refunds issued as this is event is complimentary. If you have any questions regarding administrative policies such as registration or cancellation, please contact Wendy Miller at wendy.miller@dhg.com or 843.727.3253.

Please direct any CPE related questions to DHGU@dhg.com.

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through the web site: www.nasbaregistry.org/.

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