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Communities Foundation of Texas hosted the 2024 Professional Seminar on May 14, 2024.

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2024 Professional Seminar

WHEN: Tuesday, May 14 | 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Communities Foundation of Texas

This presentation allowed attendees to:

  • Explain how recent developments in the federal income, estate, and gift tax laws affect contemporary estate planning strategies;
  • Evaluate the suitability of several trending tax and estate planning strategies for use by their clients;
  • Understand how several trending tax and estate planning strategies have become especially popular in the current legal and economic climate; and
  • Recommend modifications to existing tax and estate plans based on ideas emerging from several trending tax and estate planning strategies.

Samuel A. Donaldson [J.D. University of Arizona; LL.M. (Taxation) University of Florida] is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he teaches a number of tax and estate planning courses, as well as courses in the areas of property, commercial law, and professional responsibility. Prior to joining the Georgia State faculty in 2012, he was on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle for 13 years, where he served as the Director of the law school’s Graduate Program in Taxation as well as Associate Dean for Academic Administration. In addition to Georgia State and the University of Washington, Professor Donaldson has taught law school classes at Northwestern University, the University of Florida, and Emory University. He has won seven “professor of the year” awards from three different law schools.

He is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the Bar in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. He currently serves as the Tax Editor for the Probate Practice Reporter, a monthly publication from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Among his scholarly works, Professor Donaldson is a co-author of the popular law school textbook, Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, and a co-author of the Price on Contemporary Estate Planning reference volume published by Wolters Kluwer.

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