Winter 1998 Newsletter
Volume 15, No. 1
Reforming Virginia's Pour-Over Rules Three Proposals
J. Rodney Johnson
Estate and Gift Tax Savings From Simple Transactions: Transfers of Undivided Interests in Real Property Yield Discounts
Munford R. Yates, Jr.
Funding Revocable Living Trusts For Married Clients With Estate Tax Exposure
Martha Leary Sotelo, Esq.
Donna Esposito Fincher, Esq.
Patrick J. Vaughan, Esq
- Board of Governors
Message From The Chair
With 1,227 members (as of 8/98), the Trusts and Estates Section is the 5th largest Section of the Virginia State Bar. Our goal is to promote the exchange of ideas among attorneys dealing with wills, estates, trusts and related matters. In addition to monitoring legislation introduced into the General Assembly and sponsoring CLE seminars on topics of concern and general interest to the membership, the Section publishes this Newsletter designed to advise our membership on current developments on estate planning and administration.
We welcome articles and suggestions for topics from our members. As one of our two publications next year, plans are already underway to produce a dedicated issue of the Virginia Lawyer focusing on trusts and estates. The issue will be published in December 1999 with an estimated circulation of 20,000, sooooooo if you have been holding back, this is your chance to call our current editor, Bill Gust, at (540) 983-9300 to "get yourself in print."
For those of you who have recently joined us, the VSB Trusts and Estates Section was officially established on January 1, 1979, upon the division of the former Estates and Property Section of the Bar. Our first issue of the Newsletter (Vol. 1/No. 1) was published in the Summer of 1980 with a briefing on the 1980 Session of the Virginia General Assembly by then Legislative Advisor for the Section, Bill Gray. It has since been our objective to provide a viable means of communication among practitioners in the trusts and estates field around the state.
If you would like to become more involved with the Trusts and Estates Section, or have ideas you would like to share, please feel free to contact me or any of the current members of the Board of Governors. We would enjoy hearing from you!
With best regards,
Kirkland M. Kelley
Winter 1998 Newsletter (.pdf)