A New Year…RPTE Welcomes New Chair and Officers
The 2009-2010 ABA bar year will officially commence on September 1, 2009. The RPTE leadership looks forward to an informative and productive year for Section members. View a list of the Section's new officers and a message from Roger Winston, new Section Chair.
Join Us in Chicago for the RPTE/Taxation Joint Fall CLE Meeting
Network with colleagues, earn CLE credits and discuss the latest federal tax policies on September 24-26, 2009. View meeting details here.
The 2009 Spring Symposia CLE Program Materials Are Now Available Online
The Skills Training for Estate Planners was a success. Click here to read more
GGP: Single Purpose Entity or All in the Corporate Family?
Joseph Philip Forte, Carson M. Leonard and Simon Burce
The authors cover the most recent activity in the General Growth bankruptcy.
Enforceability of Prepayment Premiums - Language Does Matter!
John C. Murray
In his article analyzing a recent Illinois case, Jack Murray points out the importance of carefully drafting prepayment premium provisions and the financial consequences that can result when the loan document language does not match the parties' expectations.
Another Nail in the MERS Coffin: Arkansas Court Rules That MERS Was Not A Necessary Party To A Foreclosure Action In Which MERS Served As Lender's Nominee On The Senior Deed Of Trust
Kathleen E. Kraft
Libor Under Attack: Understanding The Current Controversies
Tanya D. Marsh
LIBOR is an important benchmark used is real estate financing transactions. In her article, Tanya Marsh explains the recent controversy surrounding LIBOR and the reaction of the British Banking Association to criticism of LIBOR.
Estate of Miller v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2009-119
Linton v. U.S., U.S. Dist. Ct. W.D. Washington, Cause No. C08-227Z (July 1, 2009)
Heckerman v. U.S., U.S. Dist. Ct., W.D. Washington, Cause No. C08-0211-JCC (July 27, 2009)
Steve R. Akers
Recent IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum on I.R.C.
§ 6166--Installment Payment of Estate Tax
William S. Forsberg
IRS Notice 2009-55: Transactions Of Interest
Robert D. Steele
The Taxpayer Certainty And Relief Act Of 2009: A Preview Of Portability
Timothy J. Vitollo
Section comments to the IRS on REG-119532-08 -- Graduated Retained Interests
Estate and Gift Tax Committee
Section comments to the IRS on IRS Proposed Regulation 26 CFR 1.67-4, REG-128224-06 Regarding Fees of Trusts and Estates
Individual & Fiduciary Income Tax Committee
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Technology and Law Practice Management
An Overview of Trust and Estate Software
Trust and Estate Law is an area of practice that is experiencing growth according to The ABA Journal. In response to anticipated interest in this practice area, along with the sheer volume of software applications available, we have prepared an overview of Trust and Estate Software. To read more, click here.
Real Property CLE
Diversity During the Downturn: What Law Firms and Corporations Can Do Now To Achieve Greater Success
(with Donise E. Brown and Sandra S. Yamate)
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central
Trust and Estate CLE
"Captive" Insurance Companies and Closely Held Enterprises: Income Tax and Transfer Tax Opportunities and Implications
(with Matt Brown and Geoff Seaman)
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central
Group & Committee News
Retail Leasing Committee
The Retail Leasing Committee has successfully hosted six calls and is looking for volunteers to assist with future calls. The next call is scheduled for September 17, 2009
Volunteer to Co-host a Conference Call
The Leasing Group has been very active over the past several months with numerous Committee and Group conference calls. Click here to view the upcoming calls.
TRUST AND ESTATE
Employee Benefit Plans and Other Compensation Arrangements Group
The Group is to present programs on technology for tax lawyers and fiduciary responsibility at the Joint RPTE & Tax Meeting as well as host a quarterly conference call in October. Click here to find out more.
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
Young Lawyers Network
RPTE Welcomes New Fellows
The RPTE Section supports a remarkable fellows program that encourages the involvement of young lawyers in the Section. Congratulations to the new RPTE 2009 fellows! Click here to see the new fellows.
Congratulations to the 2009 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest Winners
The results are in for the RPTE law student writing contest. To see the winners, click here.