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November 10, 2014

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Monday, November 10, 2014

All Day Weekends - 78-Hour Salespersons' License Pre-qualifying Course (Multi-Day Event)
Event Description
78-Hour Salespersons' License Pre-qualifying Course. School exam is given during the final three hours. Students must also pass the New York State Department of State licensing exam and obtain Real Estate Broker sponsorship for licensure. Prerequisite: None

NCP600002 - $475.00
10 Sessions 9:00:00 AM - 5:45:00 PM
SAT/SUN 10/25/2014 - 11/23/2014
Building: 17 LEXINGTON AV , Room: 712

To register click here and enter code NCP6000 into the search box
Start Day NeoGeo/Landfill Club Art Exhibition (Multi-Day Event)
Baruch College
NeoGeo/Landfill Club
A two-part exhibition by
Marina Zurkow
with collaborators Ben Kauffman and Daniel Shiffman
Curated by Katherine Behar


The show will open on September 10 and run through December 1 at the New Media Artspace gallery in Baruch’s Library and Information Building, 151 E. 25th Street. While NeoGeo explores the Deep Time of the geologic record, Landfill Club, is a social practice project that "drills up" into future Deep Time.

The New Media Artspace is a teaching exhibition space in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY. Housed in the Newman Library, the New Media Artspace showcases curated experimental media and interdisciplinary artworks by international artists, students, alumni, and faculty. Click HERE for hours and to learn more.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 3rd Seminar in the 2014 Zicklin Tax Series

Learning Objectives and Presenters*

Tax Procedure – Examination (50 minutes)

Walter Pagano, EisnerAmper
Joy Gill- D’Ornellas, SB/SE Field Examination, Brooklyn Territory, IRS

FBAR (50 minutes)

Michael Sardar, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
IRS representative T.B.A.

Tax Resolution and Collection Alternatives (100 minutes)
(including Offers in Compromise, Currently non-collectible, Installment agreements)

Hubert Johnson, Sr., Tax Relief Central
Constance Lopez, SB/SE Field Collection, NYC , Program Manager, IRS
Monique Brown, SB/SE Field Collection, NYC Group Manager, IRS

Leans & Levies (50 minutes)

Frank Agostino, Agostino & Associates
John O’Dea- Office of Appeals, Field Operations East, Supervisory Revenue Officer IRS

Appeals (50 minutes)

Christopher Bourell, Brown, PC
Reinhard Schmuck, Office of Appeals, Specialty Operations, Program Manager IRS

The Nuts and Bolts of Taxpayer Advocate Service (50 minutes)

Kevin Kelly, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Local Taxpayer Advocate, IRS

Circular 230 (50 minutes)

Megan L. Brackney, Kostelanetz & Fink

*Speakers and topics are tentative and subject to change without notice.

Zicklin Tax Seminar Series Chair

4.jpgSteven V. Melnik, Esq., LLM (Tax), J.D., CPA. is an Associate Professor of Tax Law and the Academic Director, Graduate and Undergraduate Tax Areas at Baruch College, CUNY. He is chair of Continuing Education for Attorneys, Financial Planners and CPAs - Zicklin Tax Seminars, CUNY. He is an attorney licensed to practice in NY and NJ States. His areas of concentration include Estate, Medicaid, and Tax Planning as well as Domestic and International Asset Protection. He has over 15 years of experience helping individuals with their Strategic Planning Needs.

Mr. Melnik is a former member of the Advisory group to United States Department of Treasury. He is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller Tax Relief and Resolution: The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less to the IRS Starting Now (Flamenco Press, 2014). He madeappearances on many major news networks, such as NBC, CNBC, CBS, BLOOMBERG News. Mr. Melnik regularly publishes in most respected national academic and professional journals; gives educational seminars throughout the country and in conjunctions with various governmental agencies, such as Social Security Administration and the office of Medicaid. He was an Honorary Host of the Annual IRS Symposium in NYC.

Mr. Melnik's contribution to the education and well being of New York residents has been recognized by the Borough Presidents of Manhattan and Brooklyn. He is a recipient of "Outstanding Teaching Award", Baruch College Zicklin School of Business; Member of Graduate Executive Degree in Law, Andersen Worldwide.

Mr. Melnik received his BBA, Magna Cum Laude from Baruch College, JD, Magna Sum Laude from New York Law School and LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mr. Melnik is also a CPA.

Zicklin Tax Seminar Co-Chair

sidney kess photoSidney Kess, Esq., CPA, J.D., LLM, Of Counsel, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, New York, NY, recently selected “Most Influential Practitioner” by CPA Magazine, is a nationally renowned tax expert and author/coauthor of hundreds of tax books on financial and estate planning.  Having lectured to more than 850,000 practitioners on tax, financial and estate planning, he is one of the nation’s best known lecturers in continuing professional education.  Mr. Kess is consulting editor of CCH Incorporated’s Financial and Estate Planning Reporter. Mr. Kess was chairman of the advisory board of Tax Hotline and is a member of the PPC Tax Action Panel.  He has edited a column on “Tax Tips” for the New York Law Journal for the past 45 years.  Mr. Kess edits the AICPA’s CPA Client Bulletin and CPA Client Tax Letter. He is Executive Editor Tax of CPA Magazine.  He has also written hundreds of AICPA tax workshops, audio and video programs, and is the recipient of the AICPA Distinguished Lecturer Award.  Mr. Kess is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other national publications.  He was included in Accounting Today’s “100 Most Influential CPAs in the U.S.” for several years as well as CPA Magazine’s “Most Influential CPAs in the U.S”.  Mr. Kess was the National Director of Tax at KPMG Main Hurdman and a tax partner at KPMG Peat Marwick.  Mr. Kess was also a recipient of the AICPA’s 2011 Gold Medal Award for distinguished service to the accounting profession.  This award is the highest award granted to a CPA by the AICPA. Mr. Kess was counted among “125 People of Impact in Accounting” by The Journal of Accountancy in its June 2012 issue celebrating the AICPA’s 125th anniversary.  Mr. Kess was inducted into the New York State Society of CPA’s Hall of Fame.  Mr. Kess is the recipient of the AICPA’s “Special Recognition Award” for his many years of contributions to the AICPA’s continuing professional education program and was elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils for his distinguished service to the field of estate planning.  The AICPA established the Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education to recognize individual CPAs who have made significant and outstanding contributions in tax and financial planning and whose public service exemplifies the CPA profession’s values and ethics.  Sidney Kess was the first recipient of this Award.

He received his JD from Harvard University School of Law, LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law and BBA from Baruch College.

Presented by

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets. Our concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation.


Registration fee:

$135 per person

Register online, by phone or e-mail:

1. Complete the online registration form
2. Call us at 646-312-3231
3. E-mail us at

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via mail or fax.

To pay via mail:

Please make check payable to Baruch College and send to:

Baruch College - 2014 ZTS3
Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010

To pay via fax:

Please complete our credit card payment form and fax to (646) 312 – 3351


Earn up to 8 CPE Credits (Taxation)
NASBA CPE Sponsor Number 109489
New York State Sponsor Number 000553

Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Update
Continuing Professional Education Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation: None

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 6, 2014, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 6, 2014. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Matthew LePere at 646-312-3231 or

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity 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 its website:

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM ASQ Residency
Fall 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Zicklin Tax Seminar #3 Speakers Lunch
Breakout room for speakers that are presenting on 11/10 at the final seminar in the 2014 Zicklin Tax Series.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (Cancelled) 20 Minute Mondays
Come meet YoFI with food while we discuss political and media issues arising in Israel today.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Bloomberg I

Bloomberg I

Introduction to Bloomberg Professional for Equities

The Bloomberg I workshop is an introduction to the Bloomberg Professional service, a leading source of real-time and historical financial information. Bloomberg I covers navigation within the Bloomberg system and focuses on company stocks and equity markets.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Plaisant Class
THE 1043 Acting Class
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Plaisant Class
THE 3044 - Acting Class
6:00 PM Business Plan Basics
Business Plan Basics
Presented by Allison Lehr Samuels, Lecturer

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan.  Participants will learn tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan.

Registration is required! To register click here.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM mutual responsibility
hillel- MR works to give spiritual counseling and education to students so they can be relieved from stresses of the day and come up with a form of relaxation. It is also a place students can speak and get to know one another better and is open to all Baruch students.
Students will learn how facilities managers manage basic accounting, evaluate assets, control budgets, conduct financial audits, estimate costs for capital renewal and deferred maintenance programs, calculate lifecycle costing, payback, net present value, and depreciation. Financial risk management, financing options for operations and capital budgets, advantages of energy efficiency, financing utility upgrades with utility paybacks, debt financing options, and current replacement value calculations will be studied.
NCFP903601 - $475.00
8 Sessions 6:00:00 PM - 8:50:00 PM
MON/WED 11/3/2014
- 12/1/2014
Building: 137 E 22nd St , Room: 110
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM NCPEL29 - Sustainable Property Management
Learn how to manage properties sustainably! This course will cover topics critical for environmentally sound property management, including air, waste, water, and energy systems. Insight into audits, green procurement, and cleaning programs will also be reviewed, enabling learners to have knowledge of how to promote sustainable practices into their work environments.

Semester F14 - NCPEL2901 - $475.00
Instructor: Doran, James (8 Sessions) 
Days: MON/WED 
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
10/20/2014 - 11/12/2014 
Building: 137 E 22nd St, Room: 202

To register, click here and enter code NCPEL29 into the search box.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Weissman School of Arts and Sciences - Graduate Information Session - MS Financial Engineering
Join us for an opportunity to share information about graduate study at Baruch College's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.  The Director of the MS Financial Engineering program will lead a detailed discussion about the program and be available to answer your questions.

Please reserve your place here:

Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
Room 14-280
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Zumba
Instructor Gloria Dare
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM ASQ Residency
Fall 2014

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