Implications of DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Registration: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

JAMS San Francisco
Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

1.0 General MCLE credit to be provided.

On June 26, 2013 the United States Supreme Court issued the long anticipated rulings in the first marriage cases to reach the high court – United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307, and Hollingsworth v. Perry, No. 12-144. Taken together, the decisions represent a significant step in the central civil rights issue of this era – the rights and responsibilities of same sex couples to marry and to raise children.

Please join BALIF and JAMS for a complimentary panel discussion that will address the immediate family law and financial planning implications of these decisions and the questions that remain.

Topics to be addressed include: 

  • Overview of Windsor and Perry rulings and questions that remain 
  • Key issues in pending Ninth Circuit cases 
  • Financial planning issues for California residents before and after DOMA, including estate plans, ERISA, and estate, income and gift tax issues 
  • Issues for California employer benefit plans 
  • The impact of the cases on dissolution actions and resolving disputes in an ADR setting

Speakers include:

  • Edward P. Joy, Attorney at Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Probate Litigation 
  • Nickolas A. Kacprowski, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Catherine Gallagher (Ret.), JAMS
  • Hon. Patrick J. Mahoney (Ret.), JAMS