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

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

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

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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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Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

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

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Issue 27 – October, 2017

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Editor’s Note: Forget “Must Love Dogs” – Go with “Must Love DSUE”
No dogs were injured in the writing of this note.
Author: Susan P. Rounds, JD, CPA, LL.M., AEP®, TEP

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

Checklist: Annual Review (PDF file)
This cool tool provides a quick overview of the suggested areas to review with your estate planning clients each year.
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD

Features

Crowdsource Funding to Help Victims of the Las Vegas Massacre (PDF file)
This just in! The issues surrounding crowdfunding are numerous and complex. In order to provide some on-the-spot technical guidance in an area with little law and less guidance, these “Masters Among Us” quickly developed this road map to motivate quick and compassionate action in the wake of this and other charitable causes you and your clients are considering.
Authors: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD, Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., and Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq.
A First Look at Congress’ Tax Reform Blueprint – What Advisors Need to Know Now to Better Inform Their Clients (PDF file)
This indispensible commentary not only explains the Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code, but it goes much deeper and analyzes the potential issues and planning opportunities that may arise.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Authors: Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP (Distinguished) and Jim Magner, JD, CLU®, ChFC®
Innovative Trust Designs Better Serve Inheritors (PDF file)
Why grant only three wishes when you can grant them all? Learn what is on every estate planning client’s “wish list” and which drafting provisions can accomplish these universal client aims.
Originally published in the June 2017 issue of Estate Planning. Reproduced with permission.
Authors: Richard Oshins, MBA, LL.M., AEP (Distinguished) and Paul Hood, Jr., JD, LL.M.
Planning in Uncertain Times – Part III (PDF file)
The final segment in the trilogy Planning in Uncertain Times continues the discussion of the cost of delaying planning by incorporating an illustration utilizing dynastic planning and life insurance.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Robert W. Finnegan, JD, CLU®
Balancing Collaboration With the Attorney-Client Privilege (PDF file)
Collaboration is frequently recognized as a best practice. The authors highlight the need to maintain confidentiality in this framework and examine the importance of striking a balance between increased collaboration and preserving the attorney-client privilege.
Originally published in the March 2017 issue of Trusts & Estates. Reprinted by permission.
Authors: Charles Douglas JD, CFP®, CAP®, AEP®, Judi Cunningham MA, FEA and Jennifer Devine Odom, JD
Complacency. Motivation. Retention. (PDF file)
Looking for ways to engage clients in the financial planning process? Understand the intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors and techniques advisors can use to garner good results, client retention, and bonus – an increased probability of referrals.
Author: Bronwyn L. Martin, PhD, MBA, ChFC®, CLU®, AEP®, CRPC®, CFS®, CMFC®, CLTC®
High Performance Organizational Teams (PDF file)
As the world of estate planning becomes increasingly interdependent, and many of us strive to accomplish our client’s objectives through multi-disciplinary teaming, how can we structure teams that are truly high performing? Laying out the difference between ‘groups’ and ‘teams’ and identifying the markers of an actual team and the stumbling blocks to getting there, the authors provide a roadmap that leads to true TEAMWORK.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Authors: Nancy B. Rapoport, J.D. and Charlie Douglas J.D., CFP®, CAP®, AEP®
Reviewing a Life Insurance Policy: The Owner As Pilot (PDF file)
A practical spin on a lofty topic. A handy list of 10 questions to chart your course when reviewing a life insurance policy.
Reproduced courtesy of Ultimate Estate Planner
Author: Jason Oshins, MBA
Built-in Gain Tax Liability: Defend Yourselves! (PDF file)
There is a potential value reduction for Built-in Capital Gain Tax Liability (BIGL) for certain assets owned by an estate. This detailed and technical paper takes us through the history of the case law culminating in the Estate of Richmond, which supports a value reduction based on an assumed future liquidation date of the corporation’s assets. The author lays out the valuation and accounting principles inherent in calculating the deduction and argues against using future expectations as a basis for valuation.
Author: James Lisi, CVA, MBA
Proposed Regulations Under Code §2704 Finally Die (PDF file)
Find out if they actually pulled the plug. The autopsy results for the infamous Proposed Regs under 2704.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Keith Schiller, Esq.
Fees for Life Insurance Consulting? Why Would I Do That? (PDF file)
For our NAEPC Journal readers. A great question deserves a great answer. Learn about a novel phenomena in the insurance industry: Fee-based consulting.
Author: Bill Boersma, CLU®, LIC, AEP®

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 – September: “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” &August: Possible “Extenders” Bill if Tax Reform Doesn’t Pass (PDF file)
Author: Blanche Lark Christerson, JD, LL.M. (taxation)
Practical Planner Newsletter (PDF file)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD
NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
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