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A Successful Fall Tax Meeting, Continuing Opportunities

Current Chair Thomas J. CallahanThe Tax Section’s (Section) Fall Tax Meeting with members of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE) was held in San Francisco in October with over 1,000 members in attendance. We appreciate our continued collaboration with RPTE during the Fall meeting. It is always interesting to have a number of programs jointly sponsored by members of RPTE and the Section. We look forward to continuing to work with our friends in RPTE as co-sponsors of the Fall program.

The 2017 tax legislation (TCJA) continues to provide important topics to be addressed by our committees. The panel presentations covered a number of domestic and international topics dealing with the TCJA, and those panels were thought-provoking and well done. In addition to best-in-class CLE programming, we were fortunate to have Martin A. Sullivan, Chief Economist and Contributing Editor of Tax Notes, deliver the luncheon address at the Plenary Session. Marty’s comments touched on a number of unique issues affecting the world economy. These issues include the expanding use of tariffs in connection with trade disputes, the impact of tariffs on supply chains, the use of negative interest rates by central banks to discourage the inflow of capital, and the impact of deficits on the economy...

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Eric Solomon
Chair, ABA Section of Taxation

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