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The issue of taxes silently permeates every aspect of the divorce settlement. It affects the divorcing spouses' negotiating tactics and future financial planning, and it can turn an equitable division into a ticking time bomb for one of the spouses. This incisive legal guide offers common sense and specialized approaches to planning for tax liabilities and practical guidance on properly dividing retirement assets without resorting to outside help or incurring fiduciary liability. Enhance your practice - order today!
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MORNING SESSION: TAX CONSEQUENCES OF ASSETS
AFTERNOON SESSION: HANDLING QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS' ORDERS
JOHN M. COLVIN is a partner in the Seattle law firm of Colvin & Hallett, P.S., where he practices in the areas of taxation, tax litigation and white collar criminal defense. He received his B.A. degree from Reed College and his J.D. degree from the University of Washington. Mr. Colvin is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (member, Tax Section).
TODD R. DeVALLANCE is the managing attorney with Tsai Law Company, PLLC. He focuses his practice on complex family law matters, which includes high asset dissolutions; cases involving business owners, partners, and shareholders; division of tax deferred accounts; military divorces and pensions; and drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Mr. DeVallance is a frequent speaker at CLEs and seminars on the topic of tax consequences associated with divorce. He has appeared on The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News Fox & Friends, ABC News, and Anderson Cooper. Mr. DeVallance is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Washington State and King County bar associations. Mr. DeVallance earned his B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Chaminade University; his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University School of Law; and his LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law.
ANNE L. LEARY is a shareholder in the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A., and head of the firm's employee benefits practice. She practices exclusively in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. Ms. Leary is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Taxation andÂ the IRS Pacific Coast Area TE/GE Council. She is a past president and member of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference. Ms. Leary earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and her LL.M. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a frequent speaker on employee benefit and executive compensation issues.