Louis Schatz is a member of Shipman & Goodwin's Management Committee. He is also the Co-Chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group. He is the past Chair of the Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He practices in the areas of federal and State of Connecticut tax with attention to the representation of closely held businesses organized as limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations; real estate joint ventures; and the representation of taxpayers involved in Connecticut tax controversies (at the audit, appellate and court levels). He is a frequent lecturer on federal and State of Connecticut tax, partnership and limited liability company issues. For many years he has been providing annual updates on Connecticut tax developments to out-of-state accountants. His recent lectures include presentations to the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Society of CPA's, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the National Conference of CPA Practitioners, the New York State Society of CPA's, the Long Island Tax Practitioner Symposium, the National Business Institute, the University of Connecticut Income Tax School, and the Foundation for Accounting Education in New York City. Louis is widely published, including his co-authorship of "Connecticut Limited Liability Act: Forms and Practice Manual," the leading treatise in Connecticut on limited liability companies. He currently serves as a Delegate to the Connecticut Bar Association's House of Delegates. In September, 2014, he was appointed to a 15 person Tax Panel authorized by the Connecticut Legislature to review Connecticut's tax laws and policies.