Caroline D. Ciraolo will present “Business or Pleasure? Navigating the Internal Revenue Code When Your Boat is a Business,” at the Recreational Boating Committee Meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States

Topics and Speakers: 
Welcome / Introductions
     (Chair) Mark Buhler, Buhler Law Firm P.A. (Orlando, FL)
Choice of Law and Liability Considerations Arising from the 2015 Dauphin Island Race 
     E. Barrett Hails of Phelps Dunbar (Mobile, AL)
Boats and the Internet of Things - Connected Boating 
     Daniel Harper, Founder and CEO of Siren Marine, LLC (Newport, RI)
So You Want to Charter Illegally? Fine (and Penalties)!
     Theresa Bennett of the Law Office of Theresa Bennett (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Yacht Financing Industry Update (Lending and Collateral Recovery) 
     G. Robert Toney, Founder of National Liquidators and National Maritime Services (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
SMA Arbitration and Recreational Vessels 
     Michael J. Northmore, Chair of Insurance Committee, The Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. (Staten Island, NY)
CBP Procedures for Yacht Inspections
     Cheryl C. Peters, Program Manager with Enforcement Programs Division (EPD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Washington, D.C.)
Recreational Boating Update
     Capt. Shannon N. Gilreath, Office of Maritime and International Law, U.S. Coast Guard  (Washington, D.C.)
Keels Falling Off!
     Geoff van Gorkom of Van Gorkom Yacht Design LLC (Portsmouth, Rhode Island)
Business or Pleasure? Navigating the Internal Revenue Code When Your Boat is a Business
     Caroline Ciraolo of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP (Washington, D.C.)
Presentation of the Spring 2019 Issue of BOATING BRIEFS 
     (Editor) Daniel Wooster of Palmer, Biezup & Henderson LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

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May 02, 2019 at 3:30pm - 5:30pm
New York Yacht Club
37 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
United States
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