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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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

    4th Annual International Tax Enforcement and Controversy Conference

    Marriott Marquis

    International tax enforcement activity by governments around the world continues at a blistering pace against a backdrop of increasingly complex tax rules, increased reporting obligations, heightened scrutiny, public shaming, and a rapidly changing treaty and multi-lateral enforcement climate. This presents ...

    27th Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference

    Union League of Philadelphia

    The conference is designed for business tax professionals both in-house professionals and outside advisors. Nationally recognized speakers from the government and the private sector will address the latest federal, state, and international developments and planning opportunities. CPE and CLE credit ...

    A Conversation with Caroline Ciraolo


    A Conversation with Caroline Ciraolo, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justices Tax Division and long time, active member of the ABA Section of Taxation. Ms. Ciraolo sits down for a discussion of her career in private practice and her path to DOJ, her history ...

Synergy Summit

Learn about the Synergy Summit

Committee Resources

Modified by Benjamin Carter on August 11, 2016

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