Tax Law Changes Among Seminars for Legal Pros

Nov 05, 2018

Continuing education programs from the Institute for Law and Public Policy at California University of Pennsylvania will be held Dec. 12-13 in Canonsburg, Pa.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made significant changes to the individual income tax — including reforms that will impact estate and gift tax planning.

Navigating the new rules is one of the topics in a series of seminars presented by the Institute for Law and Public Policy at California University of Pennsylvania. Each seminar is approved for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (PACLE) credits.

The programs for attorneys and other legal professionals will be held at the Frank Sarris Public Library, Canonsburg, Pa., Dec. 12-13. Registration is now open for these seminars:

Estate and Gift Tax Planning Under Existing Tax Act of 2017 and Proposed Tax Cuts 2.0 — 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 12

Attorney John M. Hartzell Jr. will discuss aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, including the temporary and “permanent” provisions, the recently proposed tax legislation (“Tax Cuts 2.0”) and non-tax reasons to engage in estate and gift tax planning. PACLE approved: 3 substantive credits. Cost is $75.

How to Avoid Construction Litigation — 1-4:15 p.m. Dec. 12

Attorney Rebecca Bowman will discuss tools for managing the construction process and avoiding disputes. The focus will be residential construction, but commercial, light industrial, and heavy construction will be addressed. PACLE approved: 2 substantive credits, 1 ethics credit. Cost: $79.

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Litigation Update — 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 13

Attorney Robert J. Burnett will review significant oil and gas decisions from Pennsylvania courts in 2018. PACLE approved: 3 substantive credits. Cost: $75.

Estate Administration and Ethical Concerns — 1-4:15 p.m. Dec. 13

Attorneys William R. Friedman and Tammy Singleton-English will review estate administration and the ethical issues that may arise. The program will include an overview of Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and their application to the practice of law and a discussion of the Pennsylvania disciplinary system. PACLE approved 1 substantive credit, 2 ethics credits. Cost: $85.

Legal professionals may register now for these continuing education programs. For seminar details, costs and online registration, visit