Dellinger Arthur J.
(Cooper, Moss, Resnick, Klein & Co., LLP)
Bio: As senior tax partner at Cooper Moss Resnick Klein & Co. LLP, Kip Dellinger provides services as an expert in the areas of CPA tax practice regulatory discipline and malpractice matters; this includes his engagement by Big 4 CPA firms as an expert pertaining to conduct matters and substantive technical issues in several tax shelter malpractice cases. He also represents clients in tax controversy matters and provides services to tax counsel in civil tax matters. He has written several dozen articles and is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of tax standards and tax procedure and technical tax matters. Dellinger is a recipient of the Saul Braverman Memorial Award of the CalCPA’s Committee on Taxation for distinguished service in tax practice. He is the recipient of the CalCPA Education Foundation’s 2013-2014 Award for Instructor Excellence, and is a recipient of a 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for Feature Writing. He wrote the “Policy and Practice” column for Tax Notes magazine for several years, is the former columnist for tax practitioner conduct standards and ethics for TAXES (CCH) magazine, and is quoted multiple times in As Sure As Death (2015 edition), a leading compendium of quotations about taxes.
Dellinger serves on the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Executive Committee and is a past chair of the AICPA Tax Division’s Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee and is the author of the Practical Guide to Federal Tax Practice Standards (CCH, 2007). He developed and teaches full-day courses on tax practice standards, conduct and quality control for California CPAs and quality control in a tax practice for the CalCPA Education Foundation. He also co-authors and teaches courses in avoiding tax malpractice and tax practice and procedure for California CPAs for the Foundation. Dellinger has spoken before the USC Law School Institute on Federal Taxation, the AICPA National Tax Conference, the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, the Illinois Society of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the California Tax Bar on multiple occasions. He is frequent speaker before other CPA and tax attorney conferences, meetings and discussion groups and has presented several national webcasts for CCH on the topics of FIN 48 for private companies, federal tax practice standards, and tax practice quality control matters and foreign income tax reporting and disclosure. Dellinger joined Cooper Moss Resnick Klein & Co. LLP in the San Fernando Valley in January 2012. He continues to maintain an office in Santa Monica.
Turanchik Lydia B.
(Mather Law Corporation)
Lydia Turanchik is a principal at Mather Law Corporation. She previously was an associate and then partner with Kajan Mather and Barish for eight years. Prior to joining Kajan Mather and Barish, Turanchik spent seven years as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, in Washington, DC. She handles litigation and tax controversy matters against the United States Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the California state taxing authorities (including the Franchise Tax Board, the Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Division) and the L.A. City Office of Finance. She has handled tax disputes at all levels, including audit, appeal, settlement, litigation and collection.
Turanchik is admitted to practice in California and Massachusetts (inactive) and is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Tax Court. She received a master of laws in taxation from Boston University in 1999; her juris doctor degree from Vermont Law School in 1998, where she was editor-in-chief of the Vermont Law Review; and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University in 1995. She has lectured on current tax controversy matters for the State Bar of California, the CalCPA Education Foundation, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the San Fernando Bar Association.