NAEPC Webinars:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Charitable Giving and Tax Planning Strategies in the TCJA Era

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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The tax act formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) fundamentally altered the charitable giving and tax planning landscape for all donors. In this program, the presenter will summarize the major tax law provisions that impact charitable giving and donors, and identify and discuss key charitable giving and tax planning opportunities and strategies available to donors today.

Patrick J. Saccogna, JD, LL.M. (taxation), CPA*, AEP®, is a partner in the Personal & Succession Planning practice group of Thompson Hine LLP, in Cleveland, Ohio, and focuses his practice on counseling high net worth individuals, families, and closely-held businesses in a wide range of personal, charitable, business, tax, multi-generational wealth transfer, asset protection, and succession planning matters, and representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration, tax compliance, and fiduciary litigation matters. Patrick is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Ohio, and is an Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Patrick is currently serving as the Chair of University Hospitals' Diamond Advisory Group, is a past President of The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, a past Chair of the Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, a past Chair of Case Western Reserve University's Estate Planning Advisory Council, is ranked in Chambers HNW 2019 (Ohio: Private Wealth Law), and received the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland's 2017 Distinguished Estate Planner Award. [* = inactive CPA status]

 

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - The Ethical Considerations of NYS DFS Reg 187, FINRA Rule IM2210 and the UPIA Relating to "Decision Support Material" Used by Life Insurance Producers and Attorneys CPAs and RIAs in the Life Insurance Decision Process

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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On July 18th 2018, the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) issued the nations first "clients Best Interest Rule". Similar to other Fiduciary Laws, this rule defines the meaning of “clients’ best interests” for life insurance product recommendations based on a careful, skilled, prudent, and diligent evaluation of costs, performance, and risks relative to benefits.  Additional states have announced their own Fiduciary legislation.

In this important, wide-ranging presentation, we will review the Best Interest Rule that raises significant ethical considerations for estate planners and life insurance producers serving fiduciaries and/or working under a fiduciary definition of “clients’ best interests” both in and outside New York.

Steven is uniquely qualified to help estate planning professionals better understand the ethical implications and new business opportunities created by the “new fiduciary era for life insurance”.  He helps CPAs, wealth managers and attorneys guide their clients’ insurance decisions based on this prudent process.

Steven is an expert in applying Prudent Investor guidelines to life insurance product selection/retention and portfolio management according to established and proven asset management doctrine.  He is guided by the Uniform Prudent Investor Act, FINRA Rule IM 2210, NY DFS Regulation 187 "Clients Best Interest" rule and lessons learned from the first adjudicated fiduciary lawsuit regarding Trust Owned Life Insurance AKA Cochran v. Key Bank.  

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - TBD

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Planning Team Revenue Opportunities Generated by New Tax Law

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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Listen to this program if you are interested in how an insurance professional has used the recent tax legislation to help clients plan by including several members of the planning team. This intermediate level program will include multiple case examples.

Terri Getman is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and advisor to financial representatives who provide advice to families and privately-held business owners across the U.S. For more than 30 years Terri has specialized in the appropriate use of life insurance in client’s estate, business and executive benefit plans. Terri currently works for Diversified Brokerage Services, one of the largest life insurance brokerage general agencies, but for most of her career she held positions in advanced marketing at several large insurance carriers.  

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - TBD

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - TBD

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Zen and the Art of Trust Modification

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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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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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - International Planning

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - TBD

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Issue 23 – March, 2016

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

Note from the Editor: A Word About the Journal and the Masters Among Us
Author: Susan P. Rounds, JD, CPA, LL.M., AEP®
List of Conferences
2016 Conferences on Estate, Financial Planning
Distance Learning Programs
Upcoming and on-demand professional education

Accredited Estate Planner® Designee – Top Pick

The Anatomy of the Perfect Modern Trust – Part 1 (PDF file)
The authors identify and examine methods to accomplish the 6 factors on the client “wish list”: Control; Use/Enjoyment; Flexibility; Creditor Protection; Tax Savings; and, Simplicity.
Reproduced courtesy of Thomson Reuters’ Estate Planning
Authors: Richard Oshins, JD, LL.M., MBA, AEP® (Distinguished) and Steven G. Siegel, LL.M.

Articles

The Anatomy of the Perfect Modern Trust – Part II (PDF file)
A continued analysis of the perfect vehicle for wealth shifting with a focus on the importance of wealth receipt planning, emphasizing the fact that this can be the more significant factor in the long run. Strategies to educate clients on the important protections inherent in receiving assets in trust are illuminated.
Reproduced courtesy of Estate Planning
Authors: Richard Oshins, JD, LL.M., MBA, AEP® (Distinguished) and Steven G. Siegel, LL.M.
Compilation Notes from Heckerling 2016 (PDF file)
All of Marty’s notes for the entire week!
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami, and Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Estate Planning with Disregarded Entities (PDF file)
A thorough review and comparison of estate planning strategies that incorporate disregarded entities, which are conceptually similar to Income Tax Grantor Trusts. Includes illustrative cash flow modeling.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Authors: Richard Oshins, JD, LL.M., MBA, AEP® (Distinguished), and David A. Handler, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Guide to US Income Tax Residency for the Global Client – The International Quarterly (PDF file)
A good primer on US residency rules for income tax purposes
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Authors: Scott A. Bowman, JD, LL.M. and Marianne R. Kayan, JD, LL.M.
Heckerling Musings 2016 and Current Developments (PDF file)
Hot off the presses! Just released.
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami
Author: Steve R. Akers, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Heckerling Review 2016 (PDF file)
A special treat – 101 page overview in outline form.
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami, and Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
High Performance Teaming & Professional Collaboration: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Estate Planning (PDF file)
With the world of estate planning becoming increasingly complex and inter-dependent, the authors delve into professional multi-disciplinary collaboration as a solution targeted to overcome the obstacles presented by this phenomenon. The NAEPC mission is to promote the inter-disciplinary approach to estate planning and the paper examines the when, the why, the how, and the rich benefits that can result for both clients and advisors. An added feature examines different advisor styles.
Our NAEPC collaboration whitepaper was authored by members of the NAEPC Multi-Disciplinary Teaming and Professional Collaboration Committee.
Primary Contribution Authors: Todd Fithian, CLWC®; Albert E. Gibbons, CLU®; ChFC®, AEP® (Distinguished); and, David W. Holaday, ChFC®, CAP®
Issues in Estate Planning and Divorce (PDF file)
A detailed discourse on the difficult planning and drafting issues with respect to divorce – from a discussion of marital rights, to negotiation of divorce and marital agreements, to proactive planning for clients and their heirs.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: John J. (“Jeff”) Scroggin, JD, LL.M., AEP® and Founding Editor of the NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning
3rd Annual Trust Decanting State Rankings Chart (PDF file)
This preeminent tool is now interactive and links to each statute.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
LISI Commentary on 3rd Annual Trust Decanting State Rankings Chart (PDF file)
Additional information on how the chart is compiled and tips on using it.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
2015 Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board Issue of Estate Planning Review (PDF file)
©2015 CCH Incorporated and Its Affiliates
Along with moderator Sidney Kess, a formidable cast of Who’s Who in the Estate Planning Community was present at the August 19, 2015 Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board meeting to discuss estate planning and drafting; the impact of state law on planning; insurance; retirement planning; dealing with aging clients and those with chronic illnesses; and, investments.
Reproduced courtesy of Estate Planning Review – The Journal
Authors: Ben G. Baldwin, Jr., MSFS, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, AEP® (Distinguished); Lyle K. Benson, Jr., CPA, PFS, CFP®; Carol Cantrell, JD, CPA; Charles D.“Skip” Fox IV, A.B., M.A., JD, AEP® (Distinguished); Robert S. Keebler, CPA, MST, DEP, AEP® (Distinguished); Stephen J. Krass, LL.B., LL.M.; Bernard A. Krooks, J.D., CPA, LLM (taxation), CELA, AEP® (Distinguished); , JD, LL.M., MBA, AEP® (Distinguished); Barbara J. Raasch, CPA, CFP®; Sanford J. Schlesinger, JD, AEP® (Distinguished); Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished); and, Lee J. Slavutin, MD, CLU®, AEP® (Distinguished).

News Nook: A Compendium of Current Affairs

The NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning Quarterly Tax Update 1Q 2016 (PDF file)
Author: Scott E. Swartz, JD, LL.M., AEP®
Practical Planner Newsletter July – December 2015  (PDF file)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)