Paul L. Caron

Friday, October 2, 2015

Boston College/ACTEC Symposium Today On The Centennial Of The Estate Tax: Perspectives And Recommendations

BCACTECThe 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 AddressMichael 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):


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