Skills Training for Estate Planners
This is the ideal estate planning CLE program for both new and experienced lawyers. Young or transitioning lawyers new to the practice will receive a strong educational experience focused on the "how to" of estate planning in the program's Fundamentals course; while more experienced lawyers will appreciate the opportunity to further expand their knowledge in the program's Advanced Topics course.
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The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellows Program encourages the active involvement and participation of young lawyers in Section activities. The goal of the program is to give young lawyers an opportunity to become involved in the substantive work of the RPTE Section, while developing into future leaders. Complete the application today and get involved with the Section.
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FREE Monthly Group and Committee Conference Calls
Group and Committee calls are a complimentary benefit of Section membership and normally are limited to Section members. Prospective members, however, are welcome to join a call without charge to learn more about RPTE Groups and Committees, and how to become involved upon joining the Section.
Ronald D. Aucutt
This extensive outline is a review of the history of the modern federal estate tax, now updated to incorporate the significant changes made by the 2017 Tax Act.
Neil V. Carbone
Neil V. Carbone examines the complexities of dispositions to “issue” when children predecease their parents, leaving their own children who may inherit in their place. The result is particularly complex when more than one child predeceases the parents.
On March 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it shortly will end the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. The IRS is urging taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets to come forward before the OVDP closes on September 28, 2018.
Marissa Dungey, James I Dougherty, and Ashley Slisz
Maximizing the Increased Federal Transfer Tax Exemptions – authors Marissa Dungey, James I Dougherty, and Ashley Slisz examine some of the opportunities available due to the increased exemptions, and emphasize planning options that are important as a result of changes in income taxation under the new tax act.
The United States Department of Labor issued regulations in 2016 requiring anyone paid to give investment advice to retirement savers to follow fiduciary standards of conduct, Court challenges and the new administration have had a great impact on these regulations. Krisa Benskin discusses these developments and the current status of the regulations.
A comprehensive list of common REA provisions as viewed from a lender’s perspective.
Failure to properly exercise renewal rights can lead to unwanted consequences.
Daniel J. Villalpando
In this article Dan Villalpando provides an overview of co-tenancy provisions and summarizes issues for a landlord to consider when a tenant claims a violation of such a provision.
Martin M. Shenkman, Esq. and Suzanne Thau, Esq.
With the proliferation of mobile devices, more attorneys than ever are conducting their practices on smartphones or tablets, and storing information in the cloud. Martin Shenkman and Suzanne Thau examine a recent American Bar Association ethics opinion which identifies related issues and help practitioners evaluate cybersecurity and privilege issues.
The Charitable Planning and Organizations Group has had a busy and productive spring. In March, we submitted comments to Treasury on Notice 2017-73 about donor-advised funds. The comments are available Group’s webpage. We had the opportunity to meet and discuss our comments with Treasury officials in person in April. Members of RPTE’s Conservation Easements Task Force joined us for the meeting at Treasury to discuss their upcoming report on conservation easements.
In May, our Group presented two CLE programs at the Spring Symposium in Orlando. Ruth Madrigal and Kim Heyman presented on program-related investments in the context of real estate developments. Chris Hoyt, Sam Hercules (of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee), and Stevie Casteel spoke about obtaining income tax benefits from charitable bequests.
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The Law Practice Management Group is devoted to educating and assisting members regarding various issues that may not be directly related to real property law, but are nonetheless important to the practice. For example, the Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee provides its members with resources and programming regarding issues that may result in litigation, and procedural strategies for handling disputes. The Technology Committee provides programming and other resources to its members on the dynamic world of technology as it relates to the practice of law. The Solo/Small Firm Committee and the Ethics and Professionalism Committee likewise provide resources in their respective areas.
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JOIN A GROUP OR COMMITTEE TODAY!
Group and Committee membership is free to all RPTE members! Learn more about our nine Real Property Groups and seven Trust and Estate Groups. For questions regarding membership, contact Bunny Lee at (312) 988-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.