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Release: April 24, 2003

UI Law School Sponsors Annual Tax Institute

The 49th Annual Spring Tax Institute, sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law and the Iowa State Bar Association, will be held Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The keynote speaker will be Lawrence P. Katzenstein of the St. Louis law firm Thompson Coburn LLP. The title of speech is "GRITS, GRATS, GRUTS, QPRTS," and it begins at 12:30 on May 2. Katzenstein is a nationally known authority on estate planning and planned giving. He has been retained by the Internal Revenue Service to provide continuing legal education programs to IRS estate and gift tax attorneys. He appears annually on several American Bar Association-American Law Institute estate planning programs, and has spoken at many other national tax institutes, including the Notre Dame Tax Institute, the University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Institute and the Southern Federal Tax Institute. Katzenstein is an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law where he has taught both estate and gift taxation and fiduciary income taxation. A former chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, he is currently chair of several Tax Section charitable planning subcommittees.

Among others who will be presenting courses are Paul P. Morf of the Cedar Rapids law firm Simmons Perrine Albright & Ellwood PLC; Lynn A. Peterson, a tax specialist practicing in Davenport; Margaret Van Houten of the West Des Moines law firm Bradley & Riley PC; Steven J. Roy of the Des Moines law firm Nyemaster, Goode, Voigts, West, Hansell, & O'Brien; and John Hughes, an accountant in the Minneapolis office of accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP who has numerous Iowa clients.

This year's Spring Tax Institute registration fee is $225 and will qualify for 9 hours of CLE credit, one hour of ethics credit, and 9 hours of federal credit. For a schedule and details for this program, please go to Or call Carolyn Tappan, University of Iowa College of Law, at 319-335-9089 for details and registration information.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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