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

Source: The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

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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 30 – December, 2018

NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning

Editor’s Note: Lifetime Spousal Access Trusts
SLATs can be a good way for married donors to use some or all of the newly increased exemption amount and maintain indirect access to the trust property, if needed.
Author: Susan P. Rounds, JD, CPA, LL.M., AEP®, TEP

Featured Complimentary NAEPC Webinar: Philanthropic Times, They are a Changing (Video)
Learn more about the Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series.
Presenters: Betsy Brill, MBA, Laura Malone, CAP®, CEPA, Jennifer Klein Strauss, JD

Top Pick

Trust Planning After JCTA (PDF)
A must read!  A compendium of estate and tax planning strategies relevant in the wake of TCJA as well as other critical developments.
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)
Author: Jonathan Blattmachr, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished), and Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished)


Traps for the Unwary: Some Estate Planners’ Duties, Proscriptions and Conundrums in Wealth Transmission (PDF)
The materials were presented at the 44th Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute and are reproduced with permission.
Author: Richard Oshins, MBA, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished)

Opportunity Knocks:  Qualified Opportunity Zones (PDF)
Authored especially for our NAEPC readership!  Understand the components of newly enacted IRC Section 1400Z-2 and the exciting planning opportunities available.
Author: Jonathan Hilton, JD, LLM (Taxation)

International Tax Reform: GILTI, FDII, BEAT and More (PDF)
An examination of the fundamental changes to the international tax system as a result of TCJA and the potential impact on corporate, non-corporate and even largely domestic taxpayers. 
Author: Paul Sczudlo, JD, TEP and Megan Lisa Jones, JD, LL.M., TEP

The LeBron of Asset Protection Trusts (PDF)
In a full court press, our distinguished author compares and contrasts the 3 types of asset protection trusts:  DAPTs, FAPTs and Hybrid DAPTs.  Read on for highlights and the author’s top pick.
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 

U.S. Conflicts of Law Involving International Estates and Marital Property (PDF)
When foreign jurisdictions are involved, the question of which law determines spousal property rights can become incredibly complicated.  This article proposes a workable approach for mediating the conflict of laws when an international estate is at issue.
Originally published in 103 Iowa L. Rev. 2119 (2018).  Reprinted with permission.
Author: Jeffrey Schoenblum, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 

Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency  (PDF)
Tour the virtual world of Block Chain and Cryptocurrency!  Learn definitions and terminology, understand the mechanics of token sales and view the secret map of the regulatory landscape.
Presented at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute
Authors: J. Dax Hansen, JD 

Block Chain and Cryptocurrency Technology, Virtual Currency and Tokenized Digital Assets; Innovation and Technology that Will Affect Every Wealth Transfer Advisor’s Practice and Clients, Yet They Don’t Even Know It’s Coming (PDF)
How do you gain access to a Coinbase account when the owner has died?  The authors walk us through the basics and include a guided tour of the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
Presented at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute
Authors: J. Dax Hansen, JD and Suzanne Brown Walsh, JD

7th Annual Dynasty Trust State Rankings Chart  (PDF)
Another cool tool in the series – Provides hot links to state statutes, the criteria and the weight attributed to each in determining the overall rank.
Author: Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)

Giving Among the Newly Wealthy (PDF)
A recent presenter in our Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series, Ms. Brill provides valuable insight into the characteristics of emerging wealth holders and suggests a relationship building strategy for advisors that emphasizes discussions centered on philanthropy.
With permission.  Originally published in Financial Advisor Magazine.
Author: Betsy Brill, MBA

News Nook: A Compendium of Current Affairs

The NAEPC Journal of Estate & Tax Planning Tax Update (PDF)
Author: Scott E. Swartz, JD, LL.M., AEP®

Tax Topics: Inflation Adjusted Number, Plus Tips on Year-End Gifting and Planning  (PDF)
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Practical Planner Newsletter July-Sept 2018 (PDF)
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished), JD

NAEPC Monthly Technical Newsletter
Reproduced courtesy of Leimberg Information Services, Inc. (LISI)