Free Group and Committee Conference Calls are an RPTE Member Benefit
A significant benefit of being a member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is that you may join in on FREE group and committee conference calls. 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 the latest issues facing practitioners. For the current conference call schedule, view our homepage here.
Mark Your Calendars for RPTE's 21st Annual Spring Symposia in Philadelphia
The Symposia provides a great opportunity to network with your peers and earn CLE credits. Click here for dates and hotel information.
Send Us Your Residential Foreclosure News
The editors of the eReport are aware that various states, municipalities and courts have implemented laws, rules and orders to address the residential foreclosure crisis. We plan periodically to post information about particular state and local efforts. If you have news on what your state, local municipality or local courts have implemented, please send a short description to Cheryl Kelly.
Is Conversion from Subchapter S Elected Status to Partnership Status Right for Your Business Entity?
William Sylvester and C. Bradley Cherry
Real estate may be held by an entity taxed as an S Corporation. Bill Sylvester and Brad Cherry analyze the issues involved in converting an S Corporation to an entity taxed as a partnership.
Creditors Beware: Foreclosure Sale Avoided As Preferential Transfer Under § 547(b) of The Bankruptcy Code When Sale Resulted in Creditor Receiving More Than It Would Have in A Chapter 7 Liquidation
Allison E. Graves
A foreclosure may not be as final as many creditors believe, especially when the foreclosure sale results in a credit bid for property worth substantially more than the amount of the debt. As Allison Graves details in her article, a Bankruptcy Court in Texas recently held that a debtor in bankruptcy can avoid a foreclosure sale of real property conducted within 90 days of the filing of the debtor's petition for bankruptcy if the value received at the foreclosure sale is more than the creditor would have received under a liquidation of the property in bankruptcy if the sale had not occurred.
New Version of 419 Plans: An Impending Train Wreck
David S. Neufeld
Proposed Regulations for Type III Supporting Organizations
Final Regulations Under Section 2053 Governing Estate Tax Deductions for Administration Expenses and Claims Against Estates
Estate of Christiansen v. Commissioner -- Eighth Circuit Upholds Formula Disclaimer Over Public Policy Objections (or “Friday the 13th Massacre of IRS Position on Defined Value Clauses”)
Cynthia Marcotte Stamer provides updates on the latest developments in the Employee Benefits area: 1) Department Of Labor Announces Plans To Expand Reporting Employee Benefits, Wage & Hour, OSHA & Other Reporting & Disclosure Requirements & To Implement Other New Employee Benefit Regulations
2) Mishandling Employee Benefit Obligations Creates Liabilities For Distressed Businesses & Their Business Leaders
3) Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors & Fiduciaries Urged To Review Bonding, Credentials of Staff & Service Providers Under ERISA
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Technology and Law Practice Management
Don't Miss TechShow 2010
The RPTE Section is a program promoter of ABA TECHSHOW 2010, a 3-day technology-related seminar hosted by the ABA Law Practice Management Section. Review program information at www.techshow.com and get a special registration discount by using the RPTE program promoter code EP1011. Find out more about this year's ABA TECHSHOW.
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Real Property CLE
Negotiating Agreements in a Cross-Cultural Setting: When Yes Might Mean No
Date: January 20, 2010
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Central
Trust and Estate CLE
The Top Thirty (or so) List of Both Personal and Business Insurance Planning Mistakes:
And How to Avoid (or at Least Fix) Them
Date: January 12, 2010
Time: 12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. Central
Group & Committee News
Special Investors and Investment
The Special Investors and Investment Structure Group has recently launched its blog on LinkedIn. The blog represents the group's efforts to add value to its membership by enhancing the members' communication, interaction, and free exchange of ideas and information. The group is now working to establish a sub-blog for each of its committees within the same blog space. To read more on the group, click here and, to join the group's blog, click here .
Real Estate Finance Group
On January 11, 2010 Real Estate Financing Group will be holding a quarterly conference call. The topic will be a discussion about the recent changes to the REMIC rules, click here for more.
TRUST & ESTATE
Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group
The group consists of six very active committees, addressing such topics as asset protection planning, sophisticated issues in insurance planning, ethical issues in estate administration, estate planning for individuals with chronic illness, estate planning software and other business solutions, the uses for collaborative law, and the adoption of many uniform acts that impact our practice, and much more. To learn more, click here.
Young Lawyers Network
Get involved in the Section by helping in the development of the Section’s comment projects. Click here for more information.
Let the 2010 Law Student Writing Contest be your opportunity for recognition. To find out more, click here.
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.