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Professional Activities

Taxes, Dissolution and Planning presented at the 2012 WSBA/WSBA Family Law Section Midyear Meeting and Seminar, Indispensible Strategies for the Family Law practitioner, June 22, 2012.
 
Estate Planning in 2011: What Now? Selected Guidance on What You Need to Know When Advising Your Clients presented at The 6th Annual WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, July 16, 2011.

FROM LIMBO TO LIMBO: Catching Up, Update on Estate Tax (and other) Legislation presented before the Estate Planning Council of South King County, April 21, 2011.

On March 13, 2011, Claudia Gowan testified before the Washington State House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 5849, proposed legislation to amend state estate tax law to correct an ambiguity raised when new federal estate tax law took effect.  Under the legislation, which was signed into law in April, 2011, a court can hear testimony on a 2010 decedent’s intent related to estate tax planning.

On February 25, 2011, Claudia Gowan testified before the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee, in support of SB 5849, proposed legislation to amend state estate tax law to correct an ambiguity raised when new federal estate tax law took effect. 

Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, presented at the NBI, National Business Institute continuing education seminar for tax advisory professionals “Taxation of Trusts and Estates” on February 22, 2011.

FROM LIMBO to … LIMBO, Updates on Federal Estate Tax Legislation, presented at “Estate Tax Updates and Practice Pointers: The Lawyers Toolbox” co-sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and the WSBA Section of Taxation on December 17, 2010. During the course of this talk, President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law.