WealthCounsel(R) Principal Thomas J. Ray, Jr., Esq. to Participate in Heckerling Book Signing Event for ABA’s Bestselling Charitable Gift Planning Guide

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — WealthCounsel, LLC announced today that Thomas J. Ray, Jr., Esq. will be participating in a book signing event in conjunction with WealthCounsel’s presence as an exhibitor at the 42nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Jan. 14-18, 2008 in Orlando, Fla.

Ray, a WealthCounsel founder, principal and estate planning attorney from St. Louis, Miss., is author of the bestselling deskbook, Charitable Gift Planning, published by the American Bar Association. The book signing involves the recently-released second edition of the popular reference guide, which is comprehensive in its coverage and both technical and practical in its format.

“It was truly an honor to work with the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law to produce this reference work,” said Ray. “Practitioners will appreciate the fact that the second edition offers many useful practice pointers and clearly explains the impact of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, as well as the Tax Reform and Health Care Act of 2005 on all aspects of charitable gift planning.”

According to the ABA, the revised edition contains important updates indicated throughout the text that are occasioned by the Pension Protection Act. In addition to changes wrought by these recent legislative enactments, the second edition contains updated information that reflects new court opinions and rulings by the Internal Revenue Service.

“As one of the nation’s leading authorities in the area of charitable gift planning, Tom is the primary draftsman of the charitable components of our estate planning document drafting system, WealthDocs(TM),” said Laura Wilson, executive director of WealthCounsel. “We are truly blessed to have someone with Tom’s reputation and expertise providing the legal content used by hundreds of WealthCounsel member attorneys around the country,” Wilson added.

Ray will be available at the WealthCounsel exhibit booth (#214) on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 from 12:30-2:00 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Copies of the book may be purchased at the booth and presented to Ray for signature during those time slots.

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