Overview

The tradition continues—Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice, including:

  • Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and related trending issues, taught by Professor Johanson
  • Learning the tricks and avoiding the traps in generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Recent Texas legislative developments in directed trusts
  • How to address practical and ethical concerns, including those raised by recent cases, rulings and regulations, in the Estate Planning Workshop 
Come on Wednesday for the 63rd Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation.

Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning
    Presiding Officer:
    Stanley M. Johanson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
  • 7:30 am
    Austin Only
    Registration Opens
    Includes continental breakfast.

  • 8:30 am
    1.25 hrs
    Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning
    Consider recent cases, regulations, rulings and other "hot" estate planning topics relating to valuation issues, new basis at death rule, marital deduction, portability election, qualified plans, IRAs, and more.

    Stanley M. Johanson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

  • 9:45 am
    Break

  • 10:00 am
    1.00 hr
    Asset Protection Trusts in Texas? Really?
    It’s not likely that Texas will ever pass “true” asset protection trust legislation. (We’ve tried.) But in recent years, the legislature has expanded our spendthrift trust statute to allow certain types of self-settled trusts to be protected from the settlor’s creditors. Learn various planning opportunities embedded in the Texas spendthrift trust statute.

    Amy P. Jetel, Beckett Tackett & Jetel, PLLC - Austin, TX
    Melissa J. Willms, Davis & Willms, PLLC - Houston, TX

  • 11:00 am
    1.00 hr
    GST Issues: Tricks and Traps for the Unwary
    Explore selected generation-skipping transfer tax issues, including tricks and traps relating to properly reporting trust contributions and modifying or decanting trusts. Strategies for cleaning up some common tax reporting errors that relate to GST trusts will also be discussed.

    R. Eric Viehman, Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP - Houston, TX

  • 12:00 pm
    Austin Only
    Pick Up Lunch (in Austin)
    Included in registration.

  • Friday Afternoon
    Presiding Officer:
    Stanley M. Johanson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
  • LUNCHEON PRESENTATION
  • 12:20 pm
    0.75 hr
    Valuation Issues in Estate Planning
    Obtain guidance in reading and commenting on valuation reports, with a focus on assisting readers in refining appraisals to ensure that gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns are prepared in a manner that is most defensible in audit and in court, if need be.

    Stephanie Loomis-Price, Winstead PC - Houston, TX

  • 1:05 pm
    Break

  • 1:20 pm
    1.00 hr
    Who’s in Charge—Using Directed Trusts
    Understand how to use directed trusts in Texas, including a review of the Uniform Act and the new Texas Directed Trust statute.

    Jeffrey N. Myers, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. - Fort Worth, TX

  • 2:20 pm
    Break

  • 2:30 pm
    1.50 hrs
    0.75 hr ethics
    Estate Planning Workshop
    Address practical and ethical concerns commonly faced by practitioners in the estate planning area, covering hot-button issues stemming from recent cases, rulings and regulations (final and proposed). Gain insight on current "hot" estate planning techniques.

    Moderator:
    Stanley M. Johanson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
    Panelists:
    Stephen R. Akers, Bessemer Trust - Dallas, TX
    Mickey R. Davis, Davis & Willms, PLLC - Houston, TX
    Amy P. Jetel, Beckett Tackett & Jetel, PLLC - Austin, TX
    Jeffrey N. Myers, Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. - Fort Worth, TX
    R. Eric Viehman, Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP - Houston, TX
    Melissa J. Willms, Davis & Willms, PLLC - Houston, TX

  • 4:00 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Stephen R. Akers

Bessemer Trust
Dallas, TX

Mickey R. Davis

Davis & Willms, PLLC
Houston, TX

Amy P. Jetel

Beckett Tackett & Jetel, PLLC
Austin, TX

Stanley M. Johanson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Stephanie Loomis-Price

Winstead PC
Houston, TX

Jeffrey N. Myers

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.
Fort Worth, TX

R. Eric Viehman

Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP
Houston, TX

Melissa J. Willms

Davis & Willms, PLLC
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Stephen R. Akers—Co-Chair

Bessemer Trust
Dallas, TX

Mickey R. Davis—Co-Chair

Davis & Willms, PLLC
Houston, TX

Stanley M. Johanson—Chair Emeritus

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Maxine Aaronson

Attorney at Law
Dallas, TX

R. Gordon Appleman

Thompson & Knight LLP
Fort Worth, TX

Stanley L. Blend

Strasburger & Price, LLP
San Antonio, TX

Michael L. Cook

Cook Brooks Johnson PLLC
Austin, TX

Dennis B. Drapkin

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX

Joe Hull

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Austin, TX

Donald O. Jansen

The University of Texas System
Austin, TX

Calvin H. Johnson

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

James F. Martens

Martens, Todd, Leonard, Taylor & Ahlrich
Austin, TX

Christina A. Mondrik

Mondrik & Associates
Austin, TX

Susan C. Morse

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Charles J. "Chad" Muller

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
San Antonio, TX

Patrick L. O'Daniel

Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX

T. Charles Parr III

Parr & Associates
San Antonio, TX

Robert J. Peroni

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Robert D. Probasco

The Probasco Law Firm
Dallas, TX

Catherine C. Scheid

Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Kelli H. Todd

Martens, Todd, Leonard, Taylor & Ahlrich
Austin, TX

Bret Wells

University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to The Supreme Court of Ohio within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live

To comply with NASBA Standards, attendees claiming CPE credit must sign in to verify attendance for each segment. Attendance sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk. You will need your CPA license number to sign in. A CPE Certificate of Completion will be provided at the conclusion of the conference.

Reporting: CPAs are responsible for reporting CPE credits earned to their state's accountancy board, and must retain appropriate documentation of their participation in learning activities. Visit your state’s reporting website for more information or www.nasba.org.
MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

Key Dates

Austin – Dec 4, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast – Dec 4, 2015
Conference Concluded
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Austin
Last day for Individual early registration: Nov 24, 2015

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Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Nov 24, 2015

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Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Nov 24, 2015

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 27, 2015

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Nov 30, 2015
Live Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 24, 2015

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Dec 1, 2015

Venue

speaker

111 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX
512.478.9611 (reservations)

Accommodations

$149 room rate good through November 1, 2015 (subject to availability).  
Reserve your room online.

Parking Information

Daily Self-Parking:  $4
Overnight Self-Parking: $10 
Daily Valet Parking:  $25

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