American Bar Association

Section of Taxation:

Message From The Chair

The Estate and Gift Taxes Committee is committed to providing high quality continuing legal education programs to its members (to date, primarily at Committee Meetings and at Mini-Programs) on estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax topics. Our goal is to provide talks and panel discussions on particular substantive topics, new developments, and drafting points. While many topics are for experienced practitioners, we also try to address the educational needs of those new to the practice. Another important role of the Committee is to provide comments and guidance on new developments in the law, always with sound tax policy objectives in mind.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming meetings.

Benjamin G. Carter
Chair of the Estate and Gift Taxes Committee

Who We Are

Our area of responsibility is the federal transfer tax system consisting of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. The committee presents programs addressing all areas of estate planning, with an emphasis on tax issues, and frequently comments on both legislative and regulatory developments affecting the transfer taxes.

Committee Materials from Recent Meetings

Did you know thousands of pages of cutting-edge committee program materials are available to you as a Tax Section member? These documents contain analysis of the latest federal tax policy, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts, and planning ideas developed by the country's leading tax attorneys and government officials. Access these materials now.

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Chadwick, Jeffrey
Karibjanian, George
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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

2016 Joint Fall Meeting with RPTE

September 29, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA
Section Events

    Something New in the Toolbox: The Installment Sale-Reacquisition Approach to Real Estate Development Projects


    Taxpayers often are approached by developers looking to buy their land. Taxpayers may be willing to sell the property only if the transaction is structured in a way that does not trigger taxable income to them. In condominium developments, taxpayers may wish to receive newly constructed condominium units ...

    2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Income, Sales/Use & Property Tax Seminars

    Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
    New Orleans

    Income Tax Seminar Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 Sales/Use Tax Seminar Tuesday, March 21 & Wednesday, March 22 Property Tax Seminar Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24 Please join us as we return to The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans for the 2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars! The ABA Section ...

    Game Change: The New Partnership Audit Regime


    The new partnership audit rules fundamentally change how the IRS audits and collects tax from partnerships. The panelists will discuss the issues with the current TEFRA partnership audit rules and the replacement of the TEFRA rules, effective 2018, in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The panelists ...

Synergy Summit

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Committee Resources

Modified by Benjamin Carter on November 2, 2016

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