The Section Addresses Congress on Issues of Estate and GST Tax Legislation
The editors of eReport spoke to former Section Chair Ed Koren about pending tax legislation, and the Section’s letter to Congress concerning the need for clarification of transfer taxes. Click here to read this interview.
To download the letter addressed to Congress on December 1, please click here.
Take Advantage of Your RPTE Membership- Join a Free Conference Call
One of the many benefits of being a Section member is the option to join numerous free Group and Committee conference calls that are offered each month. The calls include substantive discussions of legal hot topics and offer a chance to speak with, or listen to, colleagues from around the country as they address current issues facing practitioners. To see the current conference view our homepage here.
Thank You to Our 2010 Fall Leadership Meeting Sponsors
The 2010 Fall Leadership meeting, held November 12-13 in Charleston, SC, was a success due to the generous support of this year's sponsors. Click here to learn more about the sponsors.
Save the Date!
Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Spring Symposia, to be held April 28-29, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Read more about this meeting here.
Technology and Law Practice Management
ABA TECHSHOW 2011- Chicago, IL
Don't miss the 25th anniversary of the ABA TECHSHOW! RPTE is once again a program promoter for this three-day technology related conference on April 11-13, 2011. Learn more about this meeting here!
The Power of the Network: Lawyers and Social Media
Catherine Sanders Reach
Interested in learning more about social media and how it may affect your firm or business? Read about how to stay connected, and which sites may be most beneficial to you in this informative article.
Have you heard? We have monthly contests on our social networking sites where you can win free RPTE eCLEs or even a RPTE book! Join us today!
Trust & Estate eCLE
Qualified Disclaimers – What Part of “No” Don’t You Understand
January 18, 2011
Donee Selection and Practical Considerations Under Petter Formula Allocation Clauses
March 1, 2011
Real Property eCLE
Lease Agreements: When to Assign and How to Do It
January 5, 2011
Work Letters From Design to Substantial Completion
January 19, 2011
Save the date on these upcoming programs:
Topic to be covered: Carryover Basis
February 1, 2011
Same-Sex Spouses, Partners and Adult Adoptions: Trust Administration Issues Presented by Beneficiary Relationships
April 5, 2011
Live From the Spring Symposia Meeting: Hot Topics in Estate Planning 2011
April 29, 2011
Grantor Trust Section 674
May 10, 2011
All RPTE eCLEs are teleconferences, with the option to listen via live audio webcast. All eCLEs occur 12pm - 1:30pm Central time unless noted otherwise.
Real Estate Financing Group
The Real Estate Financing Group is devoted to assisting attorneys in documenting and enforcing mortgage loans. To learn more about what this highly active Group of five Committees is doing, click here.
TRUST & ESTATE
Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group
This Group, comprised of six Subcommittees, focuses on the three federal transfer taxes, the income taxation of trusts, estates, grantors and beneficiaries, and tax litigation and controversy. Read more about this Group here.
Land Use and Zoning Committee
The Land Use and Zoning Committee, the largest Subcommittee of the Land Use and Environmental Group, has speaking and writing opportunities available which were discussed on their latest conference call. Interested in learning more about these opportunities? Click here!
Young Lawyers Network
Chicago Area Lawyer Reception A Success!
Section member Ray Prather helped organize and sponsor a Chicago area real property and trusts and estates reception held in October. Read more about this event here.
A Message From the RPTE Law Student Liaisons
Click here to read a message from Chibundu Nnake and Will Hudson, the 2011-2012 RPTE Law Student Liaisons.
Join a Group or Committee Today!
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