This webinar will offer a demonstration of settlement and litigation techniques to work around, or with, TCJA's new alimony, business passthrough income (IRC Sec. 199A) rules and its effect on premarital agreements and retirement plans.
Join us (via Zoom), followed by a Q & A Session
Friday, October 2, 2020
1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10am PT
CLE CREDITS AVAILABLE
Special Fellow cost during this unprecedented time - $75.00
Non-Member cost - $100.00
ABOUT THE MEDIATOR:
Amy J. Amundsen
Amundsen Legal Consulting
Amy J. Amundsen is Founder of Amundsen Legal Consulting, a virtual firm offering online alternate dispute resolution and legal consulting. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College. She is board certified as a Family Law Trial Advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy, certified as a Rule 31 Listed Family Law Mediator through the Tennessee Supreme Court, and trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer and Arbitrator through the AAML. Ms. Amundsen is a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and a Fellow in both the International Academy of Family Lawyers and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Currently, Ms. Amundsen is co-chair of the Legislation Committee and member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Amundsen serves on the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Since 2001, Ms. Amundsen, as founder and chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Alimony Bench Book Committee publishes an annual Alimony Bench Book for the bench and bar.
In 2018, Amundsen received the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an attorney by the Memphis Bar Association. In 2017, the Tennessee Bar Association presented Ms. Amundsen with the Justice W. Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing. In 2007, the Association of Women Attorneys awarded Ms. Amundsen the Marion Griffin-Francis Loring Award for her outstanding legal achievement, including her work in drafting and assisting in the passage of the revised alimony statute. In recent years, Ms. Amundsen has published articles in scholarly journals such as the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Journal of Family Law.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Michael I. Flores
Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans, MA
MICHAEL is the founder of Michael I. Flores, PC, a law firm devoted exclusively to representing individuals in the practice of family and matrimonial law. Michael I. Flores, PC is ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” (2017, 2018, and 2019 editions). Mr. Flores and his associates represent clients involved in matrimonial and domestic relations matters throughout Massachusetts in trials and appeals. The firm’s attorneys have a strong commitment to pro bono representation of children. Mr. Flores is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a past President of the American Academy’s Massachusetts Chapter and was awarded the Chapter’s President’s Award in 2011. Mr. Flores is also a former Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council as well as a past president of the Barnstable County Bar Association. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has awarded Mr. Flores its “AV ” rating, the highest possible peer rating granted to a select group of attorneys. He is consistently ranked as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine and he is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of family law. Mr. Flores appears regularly as a panelist at continuing education programs hosted by the MBA, MCLE, and the Barnstable County Bar Association. Mr. Flores has also appeared as a panelist at the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court’s Spring judicial conferences in 2018 and 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Western New England University School of Law. Mr. Flores is on the board of directors of A Children’s Place in Eastham, Massachusetts.
Daniel J. Jaffe
Jaffe Family Law Group, Beverly Hills, CA
Over five decades and in a confidential setting, Daniel Jaffe has established himself as the sought-after attorney for high-profile celebrity and professional clients and their spouses with the most sensitive and complicated family law matters. His experience and success in and out of the courtroom have earned him the well-placed trust of many well-known clients who seek his advice and skills when making critical, emotional and financial transitions in their lives. Dan combines a deep familiarity of the law with an innovative and discreet approach to achieve positive outcomes for his clients.
Dan’s talents have been recognized by satisfied clients as well as by his peers in the legal community who frequently ask him to speak or write educational pieces on family law topics. He has recently been a guest speaker for the California CPA Foundation on Cross Over Issues in Estate Planning and Family Law. He has spoken on and has also recently been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on foreign tax issues. Likewise, the State Bar of California has certified him as a specialist in family law and he has been recognized for legal excellence in the field of family law by a variety of authorities, including the California State Bar Journal, Town and Country Magazine, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
In addition, the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to the top 100 divorce lawyers in the U.S., has named him a Diplomate, which is one of the industry’s most distinguished honors.
He is also a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America named Dan the ‘Best Family Law Lawyer of the Year’ in 2009. He was named ‘Family Lawyer of the Year’ for 2014 by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Marjorie A. O'Connell
Marjorie A. O’Connell is the founder of the Washington, D.C. law firm of O’Connell & Associates, which in 2017 began its Fifth Decade. She is a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Ms. O’Connell is a member of the ABA Tax Section, was as an officer of the Section, and served on its governing Council. She has served as Chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Domestic Relations Tax Problems Committee, and Vice-Chair of the ABA General Practice Section Tax Committee, Chair of the ABA Family Law Section Tax Committee, and Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Divorce Taxation Committee.
Ms. O’Connell served as the ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission on the Uniform Premarital Agreements Act. She was a member of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence. She
also served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She was Chair of the International Bar Association Family Law Committee. She served two terms as President of each of the following
organizations: the National Foundation for Women’s Bar Associations, the Women’s Bar Association Foundation of the District of Columbia, and the Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Ms. O’Connell is a Fellow of the American
College of Tax Counsel and of the American Bar Foundation.
Ms. O’Connell is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council, and the Estates, Trusts, and Probate Law, the Tax, and the Family Law Sections of the District of Columbia Bar. She serves on the Boards of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations and the National Foundation for Women’s Bar Associations. Ms. O’Connell has served as a Trustee of the Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and as a member of the Federal Taxation and Finance Committee of the National Tax Association – Tax Institute of America, the Council on Taxation of the Federal Bar Association, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Taxation Task Force of the White House Conference on Small Business.
Ms. O’Connell has authored a federal tax treatise supplemented monthly, numerous books and tax articles. She lectures regularly at national tax and family law seminars. She has been a member of the District of Columbia bar since 1973. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center where she was the student Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer, the Journal of the ABA Section of Taxation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.