Reports from the Heckerling Institute
The 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute was held in January in Orlando. Florida. For readers unable to attend, excellent summaries of the Institute are available through the efforts of numerous Section members. The Report Editor is Joseph G. Hodges Jr., who also is the Chief Moderator of the ABA-PTL discussion list. He was assisted by Bruce A. Tannahill. Reporters from the Institute are: Joanne Hindel, Kimon Karas, Craig Dreyer, Herb Braverman, Kristin Dittus, Michael Sneeringer, Michelle R. Mieras, Beth Anderson, Bruce A. Tannahill, and Patrick J. Duffey.
Save the Date: Spring Symposia in Orlando 2018
We look forward to seeing many of you there on May 9–12, 2018. In keeping with the program location, our programing is built around the theme of "It's Not Such a Small World After All." More details including how to register can be found on the symposia webpage!
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eReport is pleased to feature once again Brook Boyd's annual survey of recent developments in the field of real estate finance.
Lawrence H. Brenman, Sanford C. Presant, Carl J. Riley, Robert D. Simon, and Jennifer H. Weiss
This article provides a summary of the provisions of the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that impact real estate.
Brian C. Levey and Dylan J. King
This article discusses limitations set by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Chapter 40B's broad grant of authority to local zoning boards.
Martin M. Shenkman
Our editor Martin M. Shenkman attended the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in January and has prepared extensive notes on the sessions, which are presented here.
In Rafizadeh v. Commissioner the Tax Court granted the petitioner’s motion for summary judgment and concluded that the Internal Revenue Service issued an untimely notice of deficiency because the six-year statute of limitations period did not apply for the tax years at issue.
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The Real Estate Financing Group is devoted to assisting attorneys in financing techniques involving real estate as collateral. To this end, this group presents educational programs and produces written materials to educate lawyers in all aspects of real estate finance. Separate committees within this group are dedicated to mortgage lending, including construction lending and securitizations, and legal opinions issued in connection with these financings, as well as legal issues and developments in real estate workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcies.
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The Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group devotes its efforts to issues involving trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation matters (these include probate disputes; will and trust construction; accounting disputes; breach of fiduciary duty claims; and other controverted issues involving the administration of individual and charitable estates and trusts). We also address ethics issues affecting trust and estate lawyers and malpractice issues (including malpractice avoidance). Our Group remains focused on educating members on national trends in these areas through efforts such as CLE programs and articles.
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