The Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation

The Estate and Gift Tax Committee is a dynamic, service-oriented organization dedicated to providing quality programs, customized services, authoritative publications and discounted products to its members. As its name indicates, the Committee's primary focus is the federal transfer tax system consisting of the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

However, recognizing that the transfer tax system touches many professions and disciplines, the Committee provides substantive guidance on a variety of estate and wealth planning issues, including:

  • Asset protection,
  • Business succession,
  • Charitable transfers, 
  • Employee benefits,
  • Estate and trust administration,
  • International estate planning,
  • Life insurance,
  • Marital property characterization, and
  • Post-mortem planning.

With membership services at its core, the Committee serves as a portal for the dissemination of current developments, legislative updates, and innovative techniques designed to achieve a variety of estate planning objectives in a tax-efficient manner.

Members of the ABA and of the Section of Taxation who join the Committee receive numerous benefits, including the following:

  • A subscription to The Tax Lawyer, a quarterly journal, containing scholarly articles on diverse topics of interest to tax law professionals.
  • A subscription to the Tax Section's NewsQuarterly, a quarterly report on current tax developments and interviews with prominent tax attorneys, IRS and Treasury officials.
  • The opportunity to attend and participate in Section of Taxation Meetings. These meetings feature innovative programs for a variety of experience levels and disciplines. Panelists include the country's leading tax attorneys and government officials who discuss the latest tax policy initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts, and planning ideas. The Committee's wide range of quality and comprehensive continuing legal education programs give members an opportunity to meet and share practical ideas with some of the world's most renowned experts. A diverse group of tax publishers are also accessible on site to discuss the latest products and services. Registration fees for most Section meetings are waived for first-time meeting attendees, full-time Law Students, and L.L.M. candidates.
  • The ability to make significant contributions to the Committee and the profession by participating in one or more substantive committees and task forces.
  • Access to significant resource materials. Through an exclusive agreement with LexisNexis, materials from Committee Meetings can be accessed over the internet. Use of this service, called Comm-Online, is free of charge to Committee members.

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