McAfee & Taft Shareholder to Speak at National Business Institute Seminar

November 23, 2004

T. Michael Blake, a shareholder with the law firm of McAfee & Taft, will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s upcoming “Sophisticated Section 1031 Transactions in Oklahoma” seminar scheduled for December 6th at the Embassy Suites hotel in Oklahoma City.

The advanced-level seminar is designed to maximize the knowledge of attorneys, real estate professionals, financial planners, bankers, and accountants who advise clients on sophisticated tax-free Section 1031 exchanges involving investment properties.

Blake, whose legal practice encompasses the areas of tax law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and estate planning, will be presenting an overview of IRC Section 1031, as well speaking on the topics of exploring common ethical concerns and understanding complex transactions, such as delayed, build-to-suit, and reverse exchanges.

The seminar will also cover the proper methods of documentation required in an exchange, reviewing critical tax and financial issues, and understanding exchanges involving corporations and partnerships.

The seminar has been pre-approved for continuing education credit by the CFP board, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Institute of Certified Bankers, and National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  Credit through the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission is pending.