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 25 – December, 2016

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Note from the Editor: The Yogi Berra Era of Estate Planning?
Some legends never die and witty words of wisdom never cease to apply.
Author: Susan P. Rounds, JD, CPA, LL.M., AEP®, TEP

Accredited Estate Planner® Designee – Top Pick (See previous top picks)

Estate Planning Traps That Have Nothing To Do With Estate Taxes (PDF file)
A NAEPC Journal original! At a time when some clients may be wondering why they should proceed with estate planning due to the proposed elimination of the estate tax, this article reminds us that there are many issues to resolve aside from taxes and provides wise counsel on how to proceed.
Authors: Stuart M. Horwitz, JD, LLM (Taxation) and Jason S. Damicone, JD, LLM (Taxation)

Features

Consistent Basis Reporting Between Estates and Beneficiaries (PDF file)
Pursuant to I.R.C. Section 1014(f) enacted in 2015, consistent basis reporting between estate tax returns and income tax returns is now generally required. The law places a burden on executors and potentially on beneficiaries as well. Learn how to advise your clients on navigating the inner workings of these rules and how to avoid the potential impact of the Zero-Basis Rule.
Originally appeared in The Tax Advisor, © 2016, AICPA. Reprinted by permission.
Author: Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP®, past president of NAEPC
Steve Oshins on the Kloiber Case: Delaware Dynasty Trust Broken into Pieces by Beneficiary’s Divorcing Spouse (PDF file)
Kloiber is a fascinating walk through many issues we deal with as planners. Is a divorcing spouse on equal footing with a creditor when it comes to claiming assets held in trust? Does the trust distribution standard make a difference? Does trust situs affect the interpretation of the rights of a divorcing spouse? This in-depth analysis demonstrates the critical importance of choosing the right trust distribution standard and we see just how wrong things can go depending on the existing law in the chosen jurisdiction.
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Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Steve Oshins on Kloiber: The Aftermath (PDF file)
Read the original piece by Steve and then learn about the $30,000,000 whimsy in its wake.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Recent Trust State Rankings Charts
Oshins 5th Annual Dynasty Trust State Rankings (PDF file)
Oshins 7th Annual DAPT State Rankings (PDF file)
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Basis Consistency Reporting for Unmatured Life Insurance Contracts: Does Basis Step-Up and How Do Executors and Beneficiaries Deal with Reporting? (PDF file)
Now that basis consistency and Form 8971 reporting are required, this may no longer be just a theoretical question.  Bonus: A higher basis in the policy means more cash value can be accessed income tax-free.
Authors: Vincent M. D’Addona CLU®, ChFC®, AEP® (Distinguished) nominee RICP, CExP®, MSFS, Michael Geeraerts, CPA, JD, CGMA®, CLU®, and Jim Magner, JD, CLU®, ChFC®
Little Things Mean A Lot: Tips for Dividing Art and Collectibles in Divorce or Death(PDF file)
Written especially for NAEPC Journal readers! Ms. Rigaud provides tips to avoid the potential minefield of family disputes over cherished artwork, antiques and collectibles during times of transition – be it estate settlement or even divorce. She cautions against relying on do-it-yourself lists and reminds us that these objects carry a significant emotional attachment that can damage family relationships during stressful times.
Author: Morgan Rigaud, Qualified IRS Appraiser
Try to Avoid Using the ‘R’ Word (PDF file)
The author posits a more positive vision for the time when clients are no longer in the workforce. He proposes creating a financial plan with purpose – one based on a life mission statement that contemplates the personal life pyramid.
Originally appeared in Insurance News Net Magazine. Reprinted with permission.
Authors: Shane Westhoelter AEP®, CLU, LUTCF, LTCP and Member of NAEPC Board of Directors
Marty Shenkman’s Notes From 42nd Annual Notre Dame Estate Planning Institute:  Day One and Day Two (PDF file)
Marty Shenkman’s detailed and in-depth notes from Days One and Two. Don’t miss this invaluable resource consisting of 90 pages of wisdom and practical insight from one of our “Masters Among Us.”
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Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
Getting “Buy-In” to Develop a Collaborative Team  (PDF file)
Dave Holaday and John Warnick reveal that true team work is rare because most advisors work in a silo as their default style. The authors identify the three prevailing models of collaboration and identify the ultimate – The Trusted Team Model. They outline protocols and steps to achieve buy-in from a client’s advisors and create the magic that transforms individual expertise into collective excellence.
Originally published in the February 2013 issue of Trusts & Estates. Reprinted by permission.
Author: David W. Holaday, ChFC and John A. Warnick, Esq.
Client Professional Advisor Communication Authorization Letter Jul 28 2016  (PDF file)
A strong proponent of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Marty Shenkman drafted this sample letter from a client to members of his or her prospective interdisciplinary estate planning team to encourage collaboration and cultivate coordination and efficiency in the process. Marty is generously sharing it with our NAEPC readers to adapt for use in your respective practices.
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

Secondary Planning for CRTs  (PDF file)
Written for our Journal readers following Sterling Foundation Management, LLC’s sponsorship at the 53rd NAEPC Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Conference last month! CRTs are irrevocable and life circumstances sometimes change, a CRT may fall out of alignment with a client’s needs and goals over time. This article discusses CRT income interest sales and CRT rollovers as possible solutions if this happens to a client. Two case studies examine how these strategies might work.
Author: Sterling Foundation Management, LLC

News Nook: A Compendium of Current Affairs

The NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning Quarterly Tax Update 3Q 2016 (PDF file)
Author: Scott E. Swartz, JD, LL.M., AEP®
Practical Planner Newsletter October – December 2016  (PDF file)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
Practical Planner Newsletter July – September 2016  (PDF file)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
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