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Michael W. Galligan, partner and member of Phillips Nizer LLP's Trusts & Estates, China, Tax and Immigration Law practices, will speak and co-chair, "New Frontiers for Personal Asset, Trust and Estate Planning: China and the World," program 24 of the New York State Bar Association's International Law and Practice (ILP) Section Fall Meeting 2006 being held in Shanghai, China, October 18 - 22, 2006.  The meeting, "China: Engine of Growth for the 21st Century," will be held with the assistance and participation of the Shanghai Bar Association.  

Mr. Galligan, who has been practicing law for over 20 years, focuses primarily on areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration.  He designs and documents estate plans, supervises the implementation of lifetime giving and wealth transfer programs, represents and advises executors in the administration of estates, counsels trustees about the discharge of their duties and the settlement of their accounts, and represents estate and trust beneficiaries in the defense of their interests through negotiation and representation in Court proceedings.

Mr. Galligan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.  Along with his membership in the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Galligan is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Society of International Law and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  He regularly lectures and writes articles and reports in the area of international estate planning and administration.  Most recently, in December of 2005, "You Must Remember This: Ten key principles to keep in mind when planning for U.S. clients with non-U.S. family or property, and non-U.S. clients with U.S. family or property," was published in Trusts & Estates magazine.

For more information, including registration details, regarding the NYSBA ILP Fall Meeting 2006, please visit the New York State Bar Association website.