Gifting With and Administering Cryptocurrency

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Baker Botts lawyers Jon Feldhammer, Richard Ramirez, and Kathryn McEvilly will give an MCLE presentation to The Bar Association of San Francisco on May 4. This presentation addresses the benefits and challenges of gifting cryptocurrency and issues that arise in administering trusts with cryptocurrency. This presentation also provides a general overview of cryptocurrency, including the tax treatment of cryptocurrency and recent IRS developments.

Overview of Blockchain and Virtual Currency
          i. Terminology
          ii. Centralized and Distributed Ledgers
          iii. Bitcoin Overview, with example
Tax Considerations and Recent Developments
          i. Tax Treatment of Virtual Currency Generally
          ii. Gifting and Accepting Virtual Currency
          iii. Recent IRS Developments 
 Planned Giving Techniques and Considerations
          i. Benefits of Gifting Virtual Currency
          ii. Planned Giving Techniques
          iii. Issues in Gifting Virtual Currency
Administering Trusts with Virtual Currency

Section Chair - Erika L. Yuen, Yuen & Yuen, Prof. Law Corp.

For more information, please visit The Bar Association of San Francisco's website.

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