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Blanche Christerson, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management to Speak at KC’s Webcast The 2010 Tax Relief Act: Estate Planning Considerations for 2011

New York, NY, May 08, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Blanche Lark Christerson, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The 2010 Tax Relief Act: Estate Planning Considerations for 2011 and Beyond.” This event is scheduled for July 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

Discussion of the recently enacted 2010 Tax Relief Act has mostly focused on the extension of the Bush-era income tax cuts. However, there’s another important consideration: the Act’s impact on estate planning. The new law reunifies the gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions at $5 million – but just for 2011 and 2012. It also sets the rate for these three taxes at 35%. But barring Congressional action, these benefits disappear in 2013, when we’ll be back to a top rate of 55% for the three taxes and $1 million gift and estate tax exemptions, a $1 million+ GST exemption. Thus, uncertainties abound. Nevertheless, 2011 and 2012 offer some unprecedented planning opportunities – and traps for the unwary.

The Knowledge Group’s live web cast will explore some of these issues and opportunities and will provide valuable information and analysis.

About Blanche Lark Christerson

Blanche Lark Christerson is a managing director at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management, where she works with clients and their advisors to help develop appropriate planning strategies. She is also the author of Tax Topics, a regular commentary on current legislation and other tax issues. Prior to joining Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) in 1997, she was in the estate planning department at U.S. Trust for 10 years, and had primary editorial responsibility for Practical Drafting, the estate planning publication. Ms. Christerson lectures to various planning and professional organizations nationwide, and is a frequent source for the media. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, her J.D. from New York Law School and her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. Ms. Christerson is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association; she is also the president of the Bagby Foundation for the Musical Arts.

About Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management

Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management (PWM) has been serving the interests of wealthy individuals, families and select institutions for more than a century. With offices across the United States, PWM provides customized solutions to private clients.

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