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12th Annual Real Property & Estate Planning Symposium

The Section will hold its 12th Annual Real Property & Estate Planning Symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia, on April 26-27, 2001. The Ritz-Carlton is located on the Metrorail and is close to Ronald Reagan National Airport. At press time the following programs were scheduled:

Probate and Trust Programs

  • Basic Track: What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About the Income Taxation of Trusts, Grantors and Beneficiaries 
  • From Start-Up to IPO: Tax Planning Strategies for Owners of Rapidly Appreciating Business Interests 
  • Options and Restricted Stock 
  • Planning For the Closely Held Business 
  • Gift, Estate and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax Planning in a Changing Legislative Environment 
  • Hot Topics Luncheon 
  • Basic Track: Asset Protection Planning-From Alaska to Vanuatu 
  • Recent (and Pending) Regulations and Legislation 
  • Computerized Estate Planning and Administration for Estate Lawyers 
  • GST Tax: Current Issues 
  • Engagement Letters: Ethics and Practice in Action 
  • Basic Track: Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries 
  • The Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning 
  • IRA and Plan Distributions: What's New 
  • Planning for the Family Home 
  • You Can't Take It with You: Planning for Tangible Personal Property 
  • Current Tax Court Issues (Lunch Panel) 
  • Basic Track: Total Return Trusts 
  • Life After Formation-Maintenance and Advanced Planning with Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, Freezes, Sales and Transfers 
  • Supporting Organizations 
  • Basic Track: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Estate Planning 
  • FLPs-Administration Issues 
  • Special Needs Trusts-Drafting and Administration Issues

Real Property Programs

  • The Changing Face of Wetlands Regulation 
  • Doing the Digital "Deed": Challenges for Real Estate Transactions in the New Millennium 
  • A Primer on Insurance for Real Property Lawyers 
  • Contracts for Engineering and Architectural Services in the New Economy: Emerging Issues in Design Responsibility and Liability 
  • Hot Topics Luncheon 
  • The Battle Is Engaged: FCC Telecommunications Regulations Inside Buildings 
  • Landlord's Liens, Letters of Credit and Personal Guarantees of Commercial Leases-How Secure is Your Landlord? 
  • Pulling It All Together-Title Insurance Issues in a Multi-State, Multi-National Transaction 
  • Leasing Roundtable Breakfast 
  • Revised Article 9-What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know 
  • The New Reality of Government Housing Contracts: Ex Parte Modifications and Extensions; Compliance; and Expirations 
  • What the Heck Are Building Concentric Services and Why Should My Clients Care? "Beam Me Up-We Have the Technology" 
  • The ABC's of PUDs (Part IV): Association Transition of Control/ Developer and Association Perspectives 
  • Promoting High-Tech Businesses in New Communities: Devising the Right Mix of Amenities and Incentives 
  • Litigation Avoidance 101: What Every Real Estate Lawyer Should Know About Avoiding Litigation

The Section has rooms at both the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City and the Crystal City Marriott. For more information on this and other meetings please contact Amy Friedman at 312/988-6233 or

Section News Editor: Antonette Smith, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611.


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