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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Foundation Press Publishes Study Problems & Teacher's Manual for Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation

Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation Cover Just in time for Christmas, Foundation Press has published the new Study Problems book and Teacher's Manual to accompany the new 6th edition of our casebook, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation:

The Sixth Edition continues the comprehensive, yet flexible, presentation of prior editions. It explores both the technical and policy issues associated with wealth transfer taxation. It is adaptable for use in a single course covering basic wealth transfer taxation or a sequence of courses dealing with wealth transfer taxation at either the J.D. level or LL.M. level, while presenting selected in-depth coverage of advanced issues. Within each section, the book moves from the straightforward to the more complex rules associated with the topic so that each professor can decide the level of complexity he or she wishes to reach in the course. The Sixth Edition thoroughly integrates all relevant amendments to the Code enacted through January 1, 2009. This casebook is unrivaled in scope and depth of analysis and in its flexibility for use in different courses using any teaching technique.

The casebook is available from the publisher as well at booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Barrister Books, and

Study problem cover page-1 Here is the Preface to the new Study Problems book:

This problem set is designed to accompany our casebook, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation (6th ed. 2009), although the problems can be used with any other casebook in the field. The problems are organized to correspond with the chapter and section headings of our casebook, and we have included with the problems corresponding page numbers of the casebook to simplify cross-referencing. There are over 275 problems that cover each chapter of the casebook (other than certain introductory chapters of Part One).

We have found the problems enormously helpful in teaching the Estate and Gift Tax course. Our casebook, like other casebooks in the field, contains an enormous amount of technical detail. We have designed the problems to help the students master the important material in each chapter. In our experience, the problems help focus classroom discussion and provide a helpful roadmap of the course to students.

Teacher manual cover page3 Here is the Preface to the new Teacher's Manual:

We have designed Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2009), and the accompanying Study Problems and Teacher’s Manual, as a complete teaching package suitable for use either in a basic course or in a series of courses covering wealth transfer taxation, at either the J.D. or LL.M. level. The 890-page Casebook has been revised to reflect developments from Congress, the courts, and the Internal Revenue Service as of January 1, 2009. The Study Problems contain over 275 problems that cover each chapter of the Casebook (other than certain introductory chapters). This Teacher’s Manual provides detailed answers to the Study Problems, as well as comments on the material in our Casebook.

Faculty can request complimentary copies of the Casebook, Study Problems, and Teacher's Manual here.

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