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Senate, Treasury and DOJ Officials to Discuss Tax, Real Property, Estate Planning at ABA Conference in D.C.

Senate, Treasury and DOJ Officials to Discuss Tax, Real Property, Estate Planning at ABA Conference in D.C.

By Daniel Buchanan

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2013 — Legal experts, including representatives from the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, will discuss tax, real property and estate planning issues related to high wealth industry groups, same-sex spouse beneficiaries and confiscated property at the 24th Annual Spring CLE Symposia hosted by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law May 2 – 3 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Program highlights include:

“Government Is Everywhere: Special Issues in Business Succession Planning” — Panelists will examine tax and related issues that exist for business owners contemplating whether to retire or transition all or part of a business to a new generation of leaders.

May 3, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

“Is Your Spouse a Trust Beneficiary? State Law Holds the Key for Same-Sex Spouses” — Trust and estate practitioners face unique challenges when working with same-sex couples. Experts explore the effect that current laws have on private estate planning documents, definitions that may avoid litigation or malpractice claims and how trustees should address these issues.

May 3, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

“Trust and Estate Division Hot Topics CLE” — The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will weigh in on recent and future changes in transfer tax laws opportunities generated by 2012 transactions and gifts and the consequences of these modifications.

May 3, Noon – 1 p.m.

What: 24th Annual Spring CLE Symposia

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

When: May 2 – 3

Where: Capital Hilton

1001 16th St. NW

Washington, DC

A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found online.

For media credentialing, please contact Rabiah Burks at Rabiah.Burks@americanbar.org. This event is free and open to members of the press.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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