Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - What Estate Planning Professionals Need to Know About Cybersecurity in the Era of COVID-19Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series
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Clients regularly trust planning professionals with something nearly as valuable as their money — their personal information. Cyber criminals are well aware that financial planners, trust officers, CPAs and attorneys are treasure troves of information that can be exploited to perpetrate a variety of schemes and frauds. Concerned with this growing problem, clients are increasingly expecting that planning professionals will keep their information private as well as secure. Additionally, those professionals with access to client assets may be targets of cyber attacks to steal those funds. The challenge of keeping client information and assets secure has increased in recent months, as work environments have changed dramatically and rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, many cyber criminals are exploiting the impacts of the health crisis for their own financial gain.
This presentation will discuss the various cyber threats confronting estate planning professionals, legal obligations and risks in the context of data security, and some non-technical strategies for reducing this legal risk with specific considerations related to impacts from COVID-19.
Justin Joy is a shareholder in the Memphis office of the Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C law firm. He also serves as the firm’s privacy officer. In addition to a range of experience in healthcare liability defense litigation and business law matters, Justin heads up Lewis Thomason’s cybersecurity practice group. He provides counsel to clients in a variety of industries in the area of information privacy and data security including incident investigation and breach response management, regulatory compliance, privacy and security policy review and drafting, and cyber risk management. Justin speaks frequently to various groups and organizations on the topic of information privacy and cybersecurity.
Justin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a 2001 graduate of Wake Forest University and holds a law and MBA degree from the University of Memphis.
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Every Business Owner leaves their businesses whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Consideration in the positioning and use of life insurance prior to the exit can mean a huge difference in ultimate retirement cash flow for the Business Owner. This intermediate presentation will provide valuable food for thought for the professional who has business owner clients.
Vincent M. D’Addona MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CExP®, AEP® (Distinguished) is an advisor at Strategies for Wealth with 41 years of experience providing services in three core areas: Estate Planning, Exit Planning for the owners of closely held businesses and Investment Coaching. Vince has served as workshop sub-committee chair for the AALU 2010 annual meeting, in addition to being a featured speaker in 2005. Vince is a Life and Qualifying member of MDRT, Court of the Table for 31 years and Top of the Table for 17 years and has spoken at the MDRT National Meeting. Vince is a member of the Forum400, Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. He has served as president of the New York City Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, and on the boards of the New York City Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the New York Estate Planning Council.
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Step back from the mind-numbing distinctions and details of particular decanting and nonjudicial modification statutes to focus on the universal issues that should be addressed when taking a trust into the shop and the nuts and bolts of getting your trust on the road again.
Susan T. Bart is a partner in the Private Clients, Trusts & Estates Group of the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP. She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Chair of its Estate and Gift Tax Committee. She was the Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Trust Decanting Act.
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