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Richard Barnes writes and speaks frequently on business, tax and estate issues. Recent articles and speaking engagements include:

October 2015

Sweeter the Second Time Around?    Estate Planning for Blended Families, Basic Fiduciary Practice, Macon, GA

March 2015

Trustee Material Participation in Businesses: A Surprising Way to Overcome TAM 201317010 and Avoid the NIIT, ABA Probate & Property Journal (co-authored with Steve Gorin)

Planning that Overrides the Will, Basic Fiduciary Practice, Atlanta, GA

November 2014

Repairing Broken Trusts and other Fallen Estate Plans, Thomson Reuters Estate Planning Journal

October 2014

Fixing Broken Estate Plans, ABA RPTE Business Planning Group

September 2014

Recent Developments and Planning Ideas, Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) Valdosta Chapter

July 2014

Fixing Broken Estate Plans, Fiduciary Law Institute, St. Simons Island, GA

May 2014

Silver Lining of ATRA, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, Chicago, IL

November 2013

Using Limited Partnerships, LLCs and S Corps to Minimize Taxes, ABA Business Law Section

September 2013

The Intersection of Financial and Estate Planning, GSCPA Valdosta Chapter

May 2013

Special Issues in Business Succession Planning, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, Washington, DC

June 2012

Recent Developments in Business and Estate Planning, GSCPA Valdosta Chapter

May 2012

Business Entities Owning Investment Portfolios, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, New York

October 2011

Uplifting Gifting: Using Additional Exemption to Maximize Business Succession Planning, Fall Symposium for the Joint ABA Taxation and Real Property Trust and Estate Sections in Denver, CO

April 2011

Counseling Business Owners about Compensation Planning, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, Washington, DC

October 2010

Top 10 Planning Tips, GSCPA Valdosta Chapter

May 2010

Lifecycle of a Family Business, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

May 2009

Anatomy of an LLC Operating Agreement, ABA RPTE Spring Symposium, Washington, DC

February 2009

Reimagining Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning Institute, Athens, GA