Federal Tax Update

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Minnehaha Country Club
Speaker: Sam Donaldson

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Please note the different time!

This event will be offered in person at the Minnehaha Country Club or virtually from your home/office. 

A buffet breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am. The webinar begins at 9:00 am.


Session Description

Stay up to date with this informative and entertaining look back at the important cases, rulings, and regulations from the last 12 months in the areas of federal income, estate, and gift taxes. Specific topics to be addressed will depend on the latest developments but will likely include the estate taxation of corporate-owned life insurance, rules on reporting foreign bank accounts, and the gift tax consequences of options to buy closely-held stock.


Registration for in-person attendance will close at 5 pm on Thursday, May 9th. 


About the Speaker:

Samuel A. Donaldson,  J.D. LL.M.

Prior to joining GSU Law in 2012, Professor Donaldson was on the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle for 13 years. During his tenure at the University of Washington, he was a five-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year award from the School of Law's Student Bar Association. Professor Donaldson served for two years as Associate Dean for Academic Administration and for six years as the Director of the law school's Graduate Program in Taxation.

Professor Donaldson teaches a number of tax and estate planning courses, as well as courses in the areas of property, commercial law and professional responsibility. He is a nationally recognized speaker on federal taxation and estate planning at professional conferences and continuing education seminars.

Professor Donaldson 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. Among his scholarly works, he is a co-author of the popular West casebook, Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach, and a co-author of the Price on Contemporary Estate Planning treatise published by Wolters Kluwer.

Professor Donaldson has served as the Harry R. Horrow Visiting Professor of International Law at Northwestern University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

An amateur crossword constructor, Professor Donaldson's puzzles have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.

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