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So, is estate planning an endangered profession or what? The sword of permanent estate tax repeal has been hanging over planners' heads for more than a year now, seeming to threaten many with the loss of their main livelihoods. And just as it seemed this past summer that Congress would finally decide whether to deliver a death blow or merely reform the federal estate tax, Hurricane Katrina kicked

So, is estate planning an endangered profession or what? The sword of permanent estate tax repeal has been hanging over planners' heads for more than a year now, seeming to threaten many with the loss of their main livelihoods. And just as it seemed this past summer that Congress would finally decide whether to deliver a death blow or merely reform the federal estate tax, Hurricane Katrina kicked the matter off the lawmakers' agenda.

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