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MAPLE Fall Event: Orange County

  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP 2040 Main Street - 2nd Floor Conference Center Irvine, CA, 92614 United States (map)

Join us for our Fall Member Networking Event. Come meet our board of directors and connect with current and prospective members spanning business sectors and growth stages from across Southern California. There will be an opportunity to network over breakfast before our presentations.

We are delighted to welcome two excellent speakers and cross-border experts. Joining our podium will be the founder/CEO of Westmark Tax, Mr. Mo Ahmad/ Vancouver-based Westmark provides cross-border tax services for executives and organizations. More information is available at And also joining us will be Mr. Garth Stevens, Partner at Snell & Wilmer, LLP. Garth is a board member of MAPLE and manages an active law practice focused on general corporate, transactional and securities law. More information is available at

Overview of Presentations

Corporate Resilience: A Business Lawyer's Playbook When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies

Mr. Garth Stevens, partner at the law firm, Snell & Wilmer LLP and board member of MAPLE Business Council, will share recommendations as to actions that companies should (and should not) take from a business law perspective when faced with adverse situations that may give rise to legal disputes or claims. Topics covered will include best practices for dealing with contract breaches, litigation threats, data security breaches, regulatory violations and investigations, and employee misconduct.

Cross-Border Tax Strategies

Mr. Mo Ahmad, founder of Vancouver-based Westmark Tax, will discuss US and Canadian tax issues for companies with employees who are working or moving across the border including permanent transfers and short-term or business travellers. The presentation will also cover personal tax issues and executive compensation plans from a company perspective with best practices identified.



Breakfast Networking: 7:30 - 8:30am

Report on MAPLE: 8:30 - 8:45am

Snell & Wilmer LLP Cross-Border Presentation: 8:45 - 9:15am

Westmark Tax Cross-Border Presentation: 9:15 - 9:45am

Networking Close: 9:45 - 10:00am

Earlier Event: September 6
MAPLE Fall Event: San Diego
Later Event: September 7
MAPLE Fall Event: Los Angeles