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The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Estate Tax Legislation - 2010 is Here: What Now?

New York, NY, September 16, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast on “Estate Tax Legislation - 2010 Is Here: What Now?”. This two-hour event is scheduled on Monday, February 22, 2010, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

At this writing, the House, but not the Senate, has addressed the looming demise of the estate tax in 2010 (but just for that year) by voting to make permanent the $3.5 million estate tax exemption and 45% rate. If the Senate does not act before the close of 2009, and Congress attempts to retroactively reinstate the estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax in 2010, this seemingly will guarantee constitutional challenges that will keep courts busy for the foreseeable future. If repeal holds for 2010, then 2011 will dawn with a $1 million exemption and a top rate of 55%. This session will attempt to address this uncertainty by suggesting different approaches in planning, as well as various bills that address estate tax permanency, maximum estate tax rates, and "portability" - or the surviving spouse's ability to use what remains of the deceased spouse's exemption.

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Blanche Lark Christerson, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management

Ronni G. Davidowitz, Chair, New York Trusts & Estates Department, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Beth Shapiro Kaufman, Member, Caplin & Drysdale

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