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Minutes April 2012

The Tax Law Section Council met this date via conference call. Participating members included Robert E. August, Gary L. Capps, April B. Dendy, Frederick W. Faircloth, IV, Shawn Flanagan, E. Marie Monroe, F. Patty Scarborough, Thomas G. Sinclair and W. Jackson Turner-Vaught. Representing Bar staff was Tara G. Smith.

Chairperson Flanagan called the meeting to order.

The first item of business was approval of the minutes from the August 16, 2011, meeting. A motion was made to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded, and it was approved.

The next item of business was discussion on the 2012 Bar Convention. It was noted that the evaluation summary from the Section seminar was distributed to the Council prior to the meeting. Mr. Flanagan stated that the venue was well suited and that the seminar received positive feedback from the attendees.

Next, Ms. Smith announced that the 2013 Bar Convention was scheduled for January 24-27 at the Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa. Mr. Flanagan asked for a volunteer to serve as the course planner. Mr. August was to contact Will Johnson regarding his interest. If Mr. Johnson was not interested in coordinating the program, Mr. August agreed to serve as the course planner. Ms. Smith asked the Council its preference on date and time to conduct the seminar. It was the consensus of the Council to host on Friday morning. Mr. Flanagan welcomed feedback from the Council on potential speakers and topics. Ms. Smith noted that Mr. Johnson had previously suggested Dean I. Richard Gershon from the Charleston School of Law to discuss the expected impact of the 2012 elections on tax policy and tax law for 2013. Ms. Smith was asked to solicit additional recommendations through the Section listserv.

Next was discussion on the 2012 NC/SC Tax Section Workshop. Mr. Sinclair announced that the conference was scheduled for May 25-27 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He provided a brief overview of the agenda. Ms. Smith was to distribute information through the Section listserv.

Next was discussion on the Section newsletter. Ms. Smith noted that the last issue was distributed in the Spring of 2011. Mr. Flanagan encouraged members to submit articles for future issues.

In closing was discussion on the Section’s interest in establishing a forum. The forum would be used as a resource tool to consult and participate in discussion with other practicing attorneys. It was suggested that the Section be included on the Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Section forum. Ms. Smith was to further research the process and report her findings at the next Council meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.