Friday, October 2, 2015
The Boston College Law Review and The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel are hosting a symposium today on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendations:
Keynote Address: Michael Graetz (Columbia), Death Taxes and Politics
Panel #1: Is It Desirable to Tax the Gratuitous Transfer of Wealth During Life or at Death?
Panel #2: Could Alternatives Other Than an Estate and Gift Tax Better Address Problems Associated with Wealth Concentration?
- David Duff (British Columbia), Are There Alternatives to an Estate Tax?, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), Dynastic Wealth And An Accessions Tax, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- David Shakow (Pennsylvania), Why Have a Wealth Tax?, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- Moderator & Commentator: Ray Madoff (Boston College)
Panel #3: What Improvements Could Be Made to the Existing Estate and Gift Tax System?
- Joseph Dodge (Florida State), Taxing Delayed Transfers Under The Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- Wendy Gerzog (Baltimore), Toward a Reality Based Estate Tax, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- Kerry Ryan (St. Louis), A Positive Account of Marital Sharing of Transfer Tax Exemptions, 57 B.C. L. Rev. ___ (2016)
- Moderator & Commentator: Bridget Crawford (Pace)
Update: Michael Graetz's keynote address (photo credit: Jennifer Bird-Pollan):