- November 15, 2012
Karen MacKay recently served on a panel at an event sponsored by Villanova University for its Chicago alumni association. The discussion was titled “Congress, Politics and Taxes: What’s Around the Corner and Over the Horizon?” and Karen discussed upcoming changes in the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax rules, and how these changes will impact individuals in their gift-giving plans and estates. John Gotanda, Dean of the Villanova School of Law, served as the moderator, and other panelists included Joseph McGowan, Vice President-Tax at Hill-Rom, and Dr. Scott Janney, Executive Director of Planned Giving at Villanova.
Karen also recently spoke at the University Club of Chicago as part of the University Club Foundation’s Centennial Initiative. Karen addressed pending tax law changes in light of the election. She also discussed tax minimization techniques and strategies for tax-free gifting that will only be available until significantly more restrictive tax rules return in 2013.