The Big Easy Way To Master Media Tax


On December 12, the offices of Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans will play host to a daylong event dedicated to Media Tax hosted by the Media Financial Management Association (MFM).

The all-day Media Tax Summit will also include a cocktail reception immediately following the learning sessions.

Co-Chairing the Summit will be Paul Nesterovsky, Vice President of Tax at Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Sean Hetzler, Senior Director of Tax at TEGNA.

The forum will cover various aspects of taxation issues associated with media companies, including domestic tax reform and state conformity to those rules; a media-specific look at mergers and acquisitions and the associated transaction costs; international tax issues unique to media companies; state income tax apportionment; and a review of various accounting methods commonly used in the media business.

“Our MFM Media Tax Summit has been specifically formulated with our members’ needs in mind,” said Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. “All our speakers are versed in the unique tax issues facing media companies and will provide insights and takeaways that will be applicable in 2020 and beyond. We are particularly pleased to have Paul and Sean lending their unique expertise to this event.”

Eligible participants may receive up to seven Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

More information and an online registration form may be found on MFM’s website.

The cost for the Summit is $495 for members and $745 for non-members, which includes one-year trial membership. These rates are good through November 15. Accommodations for the Summit may be booked online at the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette (French Quarter Area Hotel), 817 Common Street.