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Vedder Thinking | Articles Estate Planning Bulletin - Estate Planning in the Volatile 2011 Environment

New Developments and Opportunities


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Economic, legislative, and regulatory developments are keeping estate planners and their clients very busy in the second half of 2011.


  • Interest Rates for Key Estate Planning Transactions Hit New Lows
  • Illinois Estate Tax Justifies Thorough Planning, Even if Federal Exemption Remains High
  • Budget Control Act of 2011 May Put Estate Tax Changes on Fast Track.
  • Estate Tax Returns for 2010, 2011 Finally Released
  • Portability of Estate Tax Exemptions Will Require Filing Estate Tax Returns
  • Illinois Civil Unions Law Opens Opportunities
  • Tax Patents Prohibited

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