It is Not Too Late to Register for the 20th Annual Spring Symposia
On-site registration will be held from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 29, and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 30 and May 1 at the Fairmont Hotel RPTE Symposia registration desk. For more details about the Spring Symposia, click here.
Be Sure to Attend One of Our Informative Luncheons at the Spring Symposia:
Real Property Luncheon - Thursday, April 30, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"Can We Regulate the U.S. Financial and Housing Markets Back to Health? What we have learned and what we need to do."
Trust and Estate CLE Teleconference Luncheon - Thursday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"Hot Topics for Estate Planners" - This program will be simulcast as a CLE teleconference.
And do not miss the Diversity Breakfast and CLE Program on Friday, May 1, from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
"Eliminating Bias in the Profession: Why Aren't Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments Achieving Greater Success?"
In addition, first time minority bar members can attend the Symposia FREE of charge.
Tennessee Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Ruling that Initiation of Foreclosure is "Increase in Hazard" Under Insurance Contract
Allison E. Graves
Allison Graves previously wrote for the eReport on a Tennessee lower court case finding that commencement of foreclosure was an increase in hazard under a property insurance policy. Allison updates our readers on the Tennessee Supreme Court decision overturning the lower court case.
"Springing Recourse" Guaranties Enforced in Recent District Court Opinions: Will The Trend Continue? Should In Terrorem Provisions Be Enforced?
James H. Wallenstein
Springing guaranties and nonrecourse carve outs will be getting a close look by lenders and the principals of borrowers in these tough economic times. Jim Wallenstein offers a thought provoking view from the guarantor's side of the loan transaction.
Sidney G. Saltz
A real estate transaction, such as a lease, may be backed by a guaranty from a foreign company. Sid Saltz covers the issues counsel should look for in negotiating a foreign guaranty.
Trusts, Estate Planning And The Family Jet
Michelle M. Wade and Dillon L. Strohm
Where There's a Will, There's a . . . Duty?: A Closer Look at the Safekeeping of Clients' Original Estate Planning Documents
Jennifer A. Kosteva
Charitable Strategies for Trust Beneficiaries
Sharon L. Klein and Henry S. Ziegler
New Voluntary Disclosure Procedure For Offshore Accounts
Recent Valuation Case Summaries
John H. Hardwick, Jr.
Estate of Jorgensen, T.C. Memo. 2009-66
Section 2036 Applied to Creation of FLPs; Equitable Recoupment Allowed to Adjust for Prior Income Tax Overpayments in Light of Increase in Basis Attributable to Increased Gross Estate Value
Steve R. Akers
Employers Must Begin Using New I-9 Form April 3, 2009;
Federal Government Contractor E-Verify Requirements Take Effect May 21, 2009
Cynthia Marcotte Stamer
Join a Committee Today!
RPTE members can join a group or committee (or several) online here. For questions regarding membership, contact the Section at (312) 988.5651 or email Bunny Lee at Bunny.Lee@americanbar.org.
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Technology and Law Practice Management
The Paperless Law Office: Creating an Electronic Closing Binder
Learning how to create an electronic closing binder using Adobe Acrobat Professional can help lawyers use less paper and reduce the cost of doing business, while providing additional value to clients.
Real Property CLE
Aftershocks: Reverberations of the Economic Downturn on Commercial Real Estate Finance
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Eastern
Place: Fairmont Hotel, Washington D.C. (Spring Symposia)
Trust and Estate CLE
Estate Planning in Economically Turbulent Times
Date: Friday, May 1, 2009
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Eastern
Place: Fairmont Hotel, Washington D.C. (Spring Symposia)
Group & Committee News
International Tax Planning Committee
Volunteer to Work On Current Projects!
The International Tax Planning Committee is currently working on several projects of importance to practitioners and their clients. For more information, click here.
Become a Speaker!
The Diversity Committee is searching for diverse speakers to add to the RPTE speaker database on real property and estate planning issues. If you would like the opportunity to become a Section speaker, please contact Nelse Schreck, NSchreck@rodey.com.
TRUST AND ESTATE
The Charitable Planning and Organizations Group has had an active 2009 so far and expects the pace to continue throughout the rest of the year. To find out more about the Group's happenings, click here.
Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group
The Social Security Administration has recently issued long-awaited guidance on the use of Special Needs Trusts for disabled beneficiaries. Click to learn more.
Residential, Multi-Family, Special Use Group
Given the state of the housing market, the Residential, Multi-Family and Special Use Group has been busy this Spring. View the Group's activities here.
Practice Management Group
The Practice Management Group has ongoing activities involving technology, pro bono, dispute resolution and ethics. At the upcoming Spring Symposia in D.C., the Group is focusing on the residential foreclosure crisis and concerns about the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. Click to learn more.
Young Lawyers Network
Become involved in the substantive work of the RPTE Section by applying for the 9th annual Fellows Program. Do not miss out; the deadline is June 20th. For more details click here.
The June 20th deadline for the Section's Law Student Writing Contest is fast approaching! Do not miss out on your opportunity to become a recognized author. Click here for more information on the competition.