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.

Join Us



Carter, Benjamin


Chadwick, Jeffrey
Karibjanian, George
Mensch, Hannah

Committee Roster  

Subcommittees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

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

    2017 Low Income Taxpayer Representation Workshop

    McDermott Will & Emery

    The ABA Section of Taxation is pleased to present Cradle-to-Grave Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Issues: What Tax Practitioners Should Know -- a four-hour CLE workshop on Monday afternoon, December 4, 2017, followed by a reception for attendees. 1:00pm Inception of a Small Business 2:00pm ...

    34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and Seventh Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy

    Wynn Las Vegas
    Las Vegas

    The 34th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud is the yearly gathering of the criminal tax defense bar combined with the Sixth Annual National Institute on Tax

    Tax Reform: The International Perspective


    A panel of experts will discuss the recently announced tax reform proposals, with a focus on the international perspective. Featured Speakers Danielle Rolfes , KPMG, Washington, DC Joshua Odintz , Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC Paul Schmidt , BakerHostetler, Washington, DC PLEASE NOTE : ...

Synergy Summit

Learn about the Synergy Summit

Committee Resources

Modified by Benjamin Carter on November 2, 2016

Back to Top