NAEPC Webinars:

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

TRead more

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.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To register for the 2019 webinar series, please click HERE

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

DRead more

Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To register for the 2019 webinar series, please click HERE.

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

DRead more

Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Life Settlement Legal and Ethical Responsibility

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

DRead more

Disruption is the new normal for many planning professionals that work with their clients in a fiduciary capacity. It's difficult for any fiduciary to feel comfortable today working with clients on matters that are outside of their area of expertise. This is especially true with life settlements.

Life settlement providers, who represent the institutional investors, have noticed the lack of life settlement discussions and education coming from planning professionals and are filling this void by increasing their direct-to-consumer marketing. Such direct marketing exploits a crack in the chain of fiduciary oversight and places senior clients in a position where they might enter into a contract to sell their life insurance policy without having any advocate at the table to protect their best interests in the life settlement process. 

We will discuss multiple disruptive factors that have negatively impacted senior clients and show how we arrived at a point where so many seniors are not represented by a fiduciary when they sell their policy on the secondary market. We will review life settlement regulations, laws, and litigation that protect the rights of policy owners to sell their policies. Our main goal is to alleviate the confusion surrounding life settlements that have caused a majority of fiduciary advisors to avoid discussing life settlements with their clients. We will close with a list of Life Settlement Best Practices for Fiduciaries that will help them protect their client's best interest if their client is planning to lapse or surrender an existing life insurance policy.

Jon B. Mendelsohn, CEO of Ashar Group/Ashar SMV, is an accomplished presenter and frequent speaker at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) annual ENGAGE Conference, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), Advisors in Philanthropy (AIP), and several other conferences and meetings nationally. Ashar Group is an independent resource that supports financial advisors and fiduciaries by providing life insurance appraisals, life settlements, and longevity services. 

Registration information will be posted soon.

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

WRead more

We will review a variety of basis step-up strategies, including tools to allow couples in common law states to get community property benefits, modifying irrevocable trusts to make them includible in the primary beneficiary's, or selling assets from an irrevocable trust (income-tax free) to the grantor. We will discuss how portability plays into basis step-up planning and how those with small, medium and large estates may benefit.

Steve Gorin is a partner in Thompson Coburn LLP, headquartered in St. Louis, with other offices including Chicago and Los Angeles. He uses his background as a CPA to integrate income tax planning into estate planning for business owners and wealthy individuals. For more on Steve, see http://thompsoncoburn.com/people/steve-gorin, and for free resources (including over 2,000 pages on planning for owners of private businesses) see https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/blogs/business-succession-solutions/about.  

Registration information will be posted soon.

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

TRead more

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]

 

 

 

Registration information will be posted soon.

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

DRead more

Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

DRead more

Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

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

LRead more

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.  

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)