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Katten Muchinís Ronni G. Davidowitz to Speak at Knowledge Congressí Live Webcast on Estate Tax Legislation - 2010 is Here: What Now?

New York, NY, September 26, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Ronni G. Davidowitz, Chair, New York Trusts & Estates Department, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will speak at The Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “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. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

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.

About Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

With more than 600 attorneys in the United States and in London, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP strives to be a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services nationally and globally. Among our clients are a wide range of public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as numerous government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. Our leading practices and attorneys have been recognized in Chambers & Partners Guides, Super Lawyers, Legal 500, IFLR’s Expert Guides, Benchmark: Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America and Law360's Litigation Almanac.

For more information about Ronni G. Davidowitz, and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, please visit:

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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