NAEPC Webinars:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - What Estate Planning Professionals Need to Know About Cybersecurity in the Era of COVID-19

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

CRead more

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.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET - Creative Ways to Fund Business Owner Retirement

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

ERead more

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.

 

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

SRead more

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.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

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

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 purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

Wednesday, December 9, 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.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

Issue 26 – May, 2017

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Editor’s Note: The Future is Now – And We Have Proof!
Reproduced courtesy of ABA Journal and Max Licht www.maxlicht.com.
Author: Susan P. Rounds, JD, CPA, LL.M., AEP®, TEP

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

2017 Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning Highlights (PDF file)
Marty’s amazing PowerPoint hits the high points of Planning in Light of Repeal and Recent Developments, including Preferred Partnership Planning, Life Insurance, GRATs, Drafting Points, 2704 and many other critical categories.
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami, and Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD

Features

Marty Shenkman Meeting Notes from Heckerling Days 1-5 (PDF file)
Marty’s Time Honored Compendium of Notes from the Heckerling Sessions.
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami, and Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
Estate Planning Current Developments and Hot Topics (PDF file)
Hot off the presses! The legendary piece from legendary master.
Reproduced courtesy of Heckerling Institute and the University of Miami
Author: Steve Akers, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
How to Deal With Repeal (PDF file)
The author discusses the prospective landscape if repeal of the estate tax were to become reality. Planning strategies that provide flexibility, control and wealth protection are highlighted and analyzed in light of this new possibility.
Originally published in the March 2017 issue of Trusts & Estates. Reproduced with permission.
Author: Todd A. Flubacher, JD, AEP®
The Estate Tax at 100 (PDF file)
A lively discussion of the century old roots leading to the current U.S. estate tax with a detailed history of the milestones reached over the last 100 years.
Originally published in the August 2016 edition of Estate Planning Review-The Journal. Reprinted by permission.
Author: Blanche Lark Christerson, JD, LL.M. (taxation)
The Renaissance of Single-Stock Concentration Risk Management (PDF file)
Need to overcome a tax hurdle before realizing gains or mitigating a concentration risk? See this analysis of 3 nontraditional tools: Exchange Funds and Stock Protection Funds, useful for tax-efficient diversification over time, and Tax-Optimized Equity Strategies to facilitate retention while protecting unrealized gains.  Provides a solid foundation and clear examples.
Written for the NAEPC Journal.
Authors: Thomas Boczar, Esq. LL.M., CPWA®, CFA, and Elizabeth Ostrander, CFA
Income Tax Planning and Estate Planning for Negative Capital Accounts: The Entity Freeze Solution (PDF file)
Haunted by phantom gain? Need a ghostbuster? This examination describes how the strategy is applied under the partnership allocation rules to obtain a step-up at death for low basis assets with liabilities in excess of basis. Also see Professor Hesch’s associated presentation below.
Reproduced courtesy of Bloomberg BNA
Authors: Steve Breitstone, Esq., and Jerome M. Hesch, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Income Tax Planning for Negative Capital Account Real Estate: Dealing with Phantom Gain (PDF file)
As Professor Hesch likes to remind us, income tax planning is critical and even more so now in light of possible estate tax repeal. Practical examples on dealing with phantom gain for negative capital account real estate were outlined and explained in the March edition of the NAEPC Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series. The presentation is attached here and see the associated article above.
Author: Jerome M. Hesch, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
20th Anniversary of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (PDF file)
With 17 states having enacted DAPT statues, it is important for planners to understand this strategy and know something about its history. The distinguished author states his case on where things stand today.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
The Asset Protection Planning Continuum – Practical Steps for Estate Planning Lawyers and Other Professionals (PDF file)
Lays out a road map to guide clients through the landscape of asset protection planning – from insurance solutions to more complicated asset protection trusts funded with tiered entities. Destination: an appropriate solution based on the client’s circumstances and budget.
© 2017. Published in The RPTE eReport March 2017, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.
Authors: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD and Alan S. Gassman, JD, LL.M., AEP®
Hot Valuation Issues in Estate Planning (PDF file)
From the 3 approaches to measuring value, to key factors when working with appraisers, our noted speaker for the April edition of the NAEPC Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series delved into all aspects of valuation, a key driver in the success of many sophisticated estate planning strategies. See the attached presentation created by the past president of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council.
Author: David P. Adams, III, CPA, ABV, ASA
Planning in Uncertain Times – Part I and Part II (PDF file)
Part I lays out the current legislative landscape as it pertains to potential estate tax repeal and highlights possible outcomes including the likelihood of “permanence”. Part II models the financial cost of delaying planning based on those repeal scenarios as measured by the amount of wealth ultimately transferred to family.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Robert W. Finnegan, JD, CLU®

News Nook: A Compendium of Current Affairs

The NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning Tax Update (PDF file)
Author: Scott E. Swartz, JD, LL.M., AEP®
Tax Topics – NEW ADDITION! (PDF file)
Author: Blanche Lark Christerson, JD, LL.M. (taxation)
Practical Planner Newsletter 1st QTR 2017 (PDF file)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)