NAEPC Webinars:

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET - The Melton Family Case: Climbing the Philanthropic Learning Curve, a complimentary program provided with Trusts & Estates and sponsored by the Accredited Estate Planner® Designation

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The Competitive Context
Estate planners are rapidly adopting the NAEPC Multi-Disciplinary Teaming Model.  AEP® designees are in the forefront.  In this webinar you will see that a particular specialty (advice on grant-making for philanthropic impact) is often missing, even when philanthropy is a big part of the estate plan. Be aware: certain of your competitors do offer such advice.  

The Case 
The Melton’s recently sold a significant family business. With their advisors’ help, they set up a family foundation and have made their first grants. Then comes cordial chaos as the three generations of the Melton’s try to formulate a plan for grants that align with a shared vision of impact.  

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify when strategic grant-making advice is needed
  • Identify specialists providing such advice to family foundations and large donor advised funds
  • Decide whether you will handle such advice or hand it off

Trusts & Estates has applied for continuing education credit for CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, and AEP® designees.

About our Panelists

Phil Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, AEP®, The American College
As the Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at The American College, Phil Cubeta is responsible for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) curriculum. Phil's original training was in English Literature, and Philosophy and Psychology. He also holds the Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College. He serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Board for The Carter Center (established by Jimmy and Rosalind Carter) and is a past President of the North Texas Council of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. In 2012 he was, along with Charles Collier of Harvard, honored with the Fithian Leadership award by Advisors in Philanthropy. In that year he was also the “Power of the Purse” awardee (Advisor category) from Dallas Women’s Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Tony Macklin, CAP®, Tony Macklin Consulting
A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, Tony consults with donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors and associations about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. In four years as executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and operations for a multi-generation family. In twelve years and four roles at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking and community change initiatives, advised generous entrepreneurs and families on philanthropic tools and strategy, attracted $39 million in assets and co-investments, and co-founded a social enterprise. Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Tony also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Impact Finance Center, Senior Consultant with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, and Senior Consultant with the National Center for Family Philanthropy. He’s volunteered for more committees, task forces, and boards than he can remember.

Jennie Zioncheck, CAP®, MFT, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Jennie has served as the Director of Development at The Pittsburgh Foundation since 2012. Her primary role is the development of close working relationships with professional advisors and to assist families in their philanthropy by facilitating family meetings and the creation and delivery of educational programming. Previously, Jennie was a Marriage and Family Therapist where she specialized in the use of systems theory to enhance individual functioning in the context of families, organizations and communities. Jennie is a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program and holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation. She is an experienced consultant for families facing multigenerational issues, family foundations, donor-advised fund holders, and other family enterprises during times of transition. Jennie has served as a presenter and trainer for financial advisory firms focusing on philanthropic planning, 21/64 Consulting Firm, The Advancement Network for community foundations, and The Bayer Center for Non-Profit Management. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Growing Your Firm’s Revenue using the Non-Grantor Trust State Income Tax Chart

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This program illustrates a number of different opportunities to save state income tax using different non-grantor trust options.  The presenter will show the attendees how to use a special two-page 50-state non-grantor trust state income tax chart in order to create opportunities to save state income tax.

Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He practices in the areas of estate tax planning, income tax planning and asset protection.  He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

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This intermediate level program will provide an update on elder law and special needs planning, including how to draft a plan that works and takes into account future incapacity of the client and benefiicaries.  Use of trusts will be discussed, as well as appropriate trust distribution standards.

Bernard A. Krooks is the founding partner of the New York law firm Littman Krooks LLP and chair of its elder law and special needs department. He is past president of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County, NY serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

A frequent presenter at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and other national estate planning conferences, Mr. Krooks is immediate-past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association. He is past president and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), past president and founding member of the New York Chapter of NAELA, past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and past president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national invitation-only non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs and their families.

Mr. Krooks, author of numerous articles on elder law and related topics, is chair of the Elder Law Committee of Trusts & Estates Magazine, and serves on the Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Longevity

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Reverse Mortgages

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Basis Step-Up Strategies in Light of Portability and Tax Law Changes

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Issue 4 – May, 2008

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Editor’s Note: This “dinner menu” summary is designed to help you with the flavor of the article before you read more. If you are interested in the article, click its title to access a copy.

Regular Columns and Reports

Letter from the President of NAEPC
Editor’s Column (PDF file)
Unexpected Consequences for the Baby Boomers
Helpful Information
Information to help your Practice and Life
List of Conferences
2008-2009 Conferences on Estate, Financial and Tax Planning

Estate and Tax Planning Articles

McCord V. Commissioner: Defined Value Clauses Redefined? (PDF file)
This excellent article was written by a University of Florida LLM student and won the 2007 Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition sponsored by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. It provides an detailed discussion of how defined value clauses should be addressed in an estate plan.
Author: Scott Andrew Bowman, J.D.
Heckerling Musings 2008 (PDF file)
The thoughts and insights of Steve Akers after attending the 2008 Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law.
Author: Steve R. Akers, J.D.
The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments (PDF file)
This annual report from the IRS is perhaps the most detailed discussion of both the arguments people make on why they should not pay taxes and the reasons the IRS will come after them when they don’t pay.
Insurance in Retirement (PDF file)
In this article (which was previously published in CCH’s Journal of Retirement Planning), Ben Baldwin discusses the use of Variable Universal Life Insurance as a retirement income vehicle.
Author: Ben Baldwin, Jr., CLU, ChFC, CFP�
Conditional Love: Incentive Trusts and the Inflexibility Problem (PDF file)
In this article (which was previously published in the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal), Professor Tate discusses the use of incentive trusts in estate planning.
Author: Joshua C. Tate, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University

Presentations and Outlines

The Uniform Principal and Income Act – Never Confuse “Uniform” with Simplified (PowerPoint file)
In this Power Point presentation, Joe Falanga provides a detailed discussion of the complexities of the Uniform Principal and Income Act.
Author: Joseph V. Falanga, CPA, AEP
Property Law – A Survey of Transfer and Ownership Law for Trustees (PDF file)
This comprehensive review of property ownership laws and rules was made by Leslie Amann for a presentation to the Texas Bankers Association in June 2007.
Author: Leslie Kiefer Amann JD., Senior Vice President, Sentinel Trust Company
Tax Complexity (PDF file)
The Journal provides its readers a humorous slide show on tax complexity.
Author: John J. Scroggin, J.D., LL.M. AEP

Practice Aids

Partial Checklist for Use in a Divorce (PDF file)
This checklist provides a practical list of items clients should consider changing as a part of a divorce.

Studies and Reports

Taxation of Wealth Transfers Within A Family. A Discussion Of Selected Areas For Possible Reform (PDF file)
This April 2008 Senate Finance Committee report analyzes some of the options for reforming the taxation of transfers of family wealth.
The 2008 Social Security Trustees’ Report (PDF file)
This March 2008 annual report of the United States Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds paints a dismal picture for the future of federal entitlement programs.
The Deductibility of State and Local Taxes (PDF file)
This February 2008 report from the Congressional Budget Office examines the arguments for and against the state and local tax deduction; how the benefits from the deduction are distributed among different groups of taxpayers and different governments; how the deduction and the AMT interact; and how modifying or eliminating the deduction would affect the federal budget, the finances of state and local governments, and federal taxpayers.
The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2008 to 2018 (PDF file)
This January 2008 report from the Congressional Budget office provides detailed projections on the federal budget and economy for the next ten years.
List Of Expiring Federal Tax Provisions 2007-2020 (PDF file)
This January 2008 report from Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation provides a master list of all of the tax provisions which will be expiring in the next 12 years.