2010 may be a cataclysmic year for the tax system. Virtually all the important tax cuts enacted in the Bush Administration expire at the end of this year. In addition, the pending health care reform legislation contains several significant revenue provisions. How will Congress deal with this fundamental shift? Further, the 1603 grant program will expire at the end of the year, except for projects for which construction began in 2009 or 2010. How will Treasury implement the standard for when construction begins, including the 5 percent safe harbor contained in the Treasury Guidance? Will Congress extend the grant program beyond 2010?


Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service U.S. law firm and recognized leader in the renewable energy industry, will host a panel discussion at RETECH 2010 with two key policymakers discussing changes coming for the tax system. Please plan to join Stoel Rives Partner Gregory F. Jenner, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy, as he moderates a discussion on these important upcoming developments. Greg will be joined by:

  • Mark Prater, Chief Tax Counsel (R) of the Senate Finance Committee
  • Victoria McDowell, Deputy Administrator of Treasury’s Tax and Trade Bureau

Mark has been involved in tax legislation for 20 years and Victoria has been assigned since early 2009 to head the Treasury 1603 grant program.


Thursday, February 4, 2010
12:30 to 1 p.m. – Networking
1 to 2 p.m. – Panel Discussion


Washington D.C. Convention Center
Room 154AB


You are invited to bring your lunch from the exhibit trade floor.



Please register by February 1, 2010. Register Here.

As a proud sponsor of RETECH 2010, Stoel Rives will be providing complimentary copies of our “Law of …” books at booth #811. Please stop by and visit us. Books will be available while supplies last. Click here to find our booth location.

To save $50 on an exhibit pass to RETECH 2010, enter VIP Promotional Code “ExpoPass” in the secure online form at http://www.retech2010.com/make-plans/register.

We look forward to seeing you!