Trial Court to the Supreme Court: My 3 ½ Year Journey to the Highest Court in the Land - McLean, VA

Oct 24, 2013 05:30pm -
Oct 24, 2013 07:30pm

Event Description


From Trial Court to the Supreme Court: My 3 ½ Year Journey to the Highest Court in the Land


Presented by Daniel H. Ruttenberg, JD, CPA, LLM   


Capital Area Chapter Meeting  - October 24, 2013





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Course Description


SmolenPlevy Principal and AAA-CPA Member,

Dan Ruttenberg, will discuss his recent US Supreme Court case involving the failure of a decedent to change his beneficiary resulting in proceeds going to ex-wife instead of current wife.  It is the doomsday scenario that all Trust & Estate attorneys fear, which Dan ended up being the one having to argue the case in front of the US Supreme Court.  



Meeting Information



Thursday, October 24, 2013


5:30pm - Registration

6:00pm - Dinner

6:45pm - Presentation

7:45pm - Q&A/Networking


Maggiano's (Tyson's Coner)

2001 International Drive

McLean, VA 22102


Members & Guests: $25.00

Non-Members: $35.00

Join the AAA-CPA on or by October 24th 

and attend this program for free!


1.0 CPE Credit


About the Speaker

Daniel H. Ruttenberg



Daniel H. Ruttenberg is a principal with the law firm of SmolenPlevy in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  His practice areas include succession planning for businesses, general corporate law, estate planning, and estate administration.  Mr. Ruttenberg argued Hillman v. Maretta before the Supreme Court of United States, which is a precedent setting estate administration case.  He is a member of the Bar in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Maryland.  Mr. Ruttenberg received his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland.  He earned his Juris Doctor with Honors from George Mason University School of Law and his Master of Laws in Taxation with Distinction from Georgetown University Law Center.  Mr. Ruttenberg argued Hillman v. Maretta, 133 S.Ct. 1943 (2013) before the Supreme Court of the United States.  He has been recognized as a "Legal Elite" by Washington Smart CEO Magazine, as a "Top Lawyer" by Northern Virginia Magazine and as a "Top Young Lawyer in Virginia" by Super Lawyers.  Mr. Ruttenberg has had several articles published in various business periodicals as well as the North Dakota Law Review.  He is also regularly interviewed by the media for his insights and expertise on important legal issues.  Mr. Ruttenberg served as President of the Fairfax Bar Association and currently serves as Vice President of the charity, Devotion To Children. 



AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit as CPE, (M)CLE, and CE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course. 

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The AAA-CPA is also an accredited provider of CE by the CFP Board. Courses that are pre-approved will be noted on program materials. 









Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Aug 08, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Aug 09, 2013 and ends on Oct 23, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 24, 2013.