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Newsletter Articles From 2013

Tips from Heckerling 2013 and beyond By Dennis J. Jacknewitz March 2013 The author shares what he learned from Heckerling and in the months since the conference in light of the new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
A tribute to Linscott R. Hanson, 1937-2013 By Darrell Dies August 2013 Remembering Lin Hanson and his contributions to the law.
Upcoming ISBA seminars By Tracy S. Dalton July 2013 Upcoming CLE programs of interest to Trusts & Estates practitioners.
Webinar opportunity: After the Fiscal Cliff – Roller Coaster or Merry Go Round? By Tracy S. Dalton January 2013 Following a hectic time in Washington, Congress passed the “American Taxpayer Relief Act” on January 1, 2013. The Act prevents many of the tax increases that were scheduled to go into effect this year and retains many favorable tax breaks that were scheduled to expire. The Act also increases income taxes for certain high-income individuals as well as makes changes to the transfer tax system. The question remains as to whether or not major fiscal issues have been resolved since the Act extends sequestration until March 1st.
What do the Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage mean for Illinois? By Charles F. Newlin July 2013 On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court handed two anxiously awaited decisions. These two rulings on same-sex marriage have been widely discussed in national and local media. But what is there impact for Illinois residents?
What is remarkable for estate planners about the Windsor Supreme Court decision? By Richard A. Sugar August 2013 In a momentous decision issued on June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor issued its first substantive decision on the controversial subject of same-sex marriage.
When to file a probate claim By Philip E. Koenig May 2013 In Water Tower Nursing v. Estate of Weil, the First District Court of Appeals affirmed that merely mailing a copy of a claim to the court or the representative of an estate does not necessarily constitute timely filing.