PLI is sponsoring a program entitled "Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2006" in New York and Chicago. This program will focus on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, private equity buyouts, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations. Evolving techniques for structuring, financing, and refinancing corporate turnovers and other activities will be emphasized, with particular attention being paid to consolidated return issues, to the role of new financial products, to the effects of the evolving economic substance and business purpose doctrine, and to selected current issues in mergers and acquisitions including the effects of recent legislation on executive compensation. Kirkland partner Donald E. Rocap will present in New York on September 13-15, 2006. Kirkland partners Jack S. Levin, Todd F. Maynes, and Jeffrey T. Sheffield will present in Chicago on November 15-17.