Fox Rothschild Estates and Tax Partner Gerald M. Hatfield Participates in PBI Program on “The Estate Planning Quagmire of 2010”

April 5, 2010 – Press Releases

Gerald M. Hatfield, a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, participated in “The Estate Planning Quagmire of 2010,” presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) on March 22.

Hatfield presented and was joined by T. Randolph Harris and Barbara A. Sloan of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP in New York.

This program focused on the one-year repeal of the federal estate tax, which has created tremendous uncertainty in estate planning and creates many challenges for practitioners. Panel members discussed what the 2010 rules are; the impact of the repeal; steps to take to protect your clients; problems you might face; traps for the unwary and more.

Hatfield is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office and focuses his practice in the areas of complex estate planning, estate and trust administration, post-mortem tax planning, family wealth transfer, fiduciary litigation, living trusts and fiduciary liability. Hatfield holds memberships in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia County Estate Planning Council. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Probate Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

A frequent speaker, Hatfield focuses on topics including family limited partnerships, sophisticated use of disclaimers and postmortem tax planning. He has lectured to insurance and financial planning groups on the one-year repeal of the Federal Estate Tax and "Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax" and related planning. Hatfield earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and his B.A. from Albright College.

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