Michael Jackson: The Tax Trial of the Century

When: Wednesday July 24th, 2024, at 12:00 PM

Where: Zoom

MCLE: 1.0 Hour General 

If you think “dramatic” and “entertaining” are unlikely adjectives to describe a Tax Court case, think again! Our speaker will start with a look back at the events leading up to the epic “Tax Trial of the Century” between the Estate of Michael Jackson and the IRS. We’ll then address the legal and valuation issues covered at trial, including valuation of Jackson’s music catalog, his 50% interest in a music publishing company, and his name and likeness rights. This case had it all—drama, hype, credibility issues, lies, fantasy, costly trial mistakes, and even a 20-year-old heavily used Honda.

Speaker: Michael A. Perlmutter, JD, CPA, CVA, ABAR

Michael Perlmutter is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Valuation Analyst. As a former IRS Estate Tax Attorney, his personal journey included examining Michael Jackson’s estate tax return, presenting at IRS appeals and assisting IRS litigators in the Jackson estate’s epic court battle against the IRS, and being called to testify at trial by the estate against the IRS’s own expert. Following a distinguished career at the IRS working on high-profile, high-value examinations, valuations, and audits, Michael transitioned to private practice and founded Perlmutter Law and Valuation, a valuation consulting firm, and the Valuation and Litigation Group, which specializes in business and intellectual property valuations as well as royalty compliance audits. He is a frequent presenter to attorneys and financial professionals on valuation issues.

Cost: $15.00
Mail checks by Friday July 19th payable to Santa Barbara County Bar Association
15 W. Carrillo Street, Suite 106 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
or click the link HERE to pay online!

Reservation: To receive the meeting link via email, please respond by Friday, July 19th, to Marietta Jablonka at sblawdirector@gmail.com  AND Chris Kopitzke at ckopitzke@socalip.com