An attorney shares his recommendations for work-life balance and tips for setting boundaries, reducing stress, and setting an example for younger employees.
What You Need to Know About Authenticating Cross-Border Documents and the Importance of Electronic Apostilles (e-APP)
International estate planning experts explain ACTEC’s support of electronic apostilles, e-APPs, and the importance of apostilles to the trusts and estates practice.
Planning for retirement benefits under the SECURE Act is complicated. Hear the top ten recommendations from a trust and estate expert when planning distributions.
ACTEC comments on proposed regulations under IRS Code Section 2053, and the effects on estates seeking to deduct funeral and administrative expenses and loans.
Understand the Foreign Bank and Financial Account Report, FBAR, issues under review at the Supreme Court in Bittner v. United States and ACTEC’s amicus brief.
Learn what estate planners need to know about reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act from FinCEN’s final rules issued on September 29, 2022.
An estate lawyer explores case disputes of premarital agreements, aka post-nuptial agreements, based on unconscionability under the Uniform Premarital Act.
An estate lawyer explains the Uniform Premarital Act and the limitations of premarital agreements, aka post-nuptial agreements, based on unconscionability.
Understand ways to amend an irrevocable trust under the Uniform Trust Code (UTC), including a decanting transaction from a trust and estate expert.
Learn key elements that should be included in funding agreements including five essential recommendations to help them stand up to court scrutiny.
Hear guidance for clients moving from a common law to a community property state, how to avoid common mistakes, and differences between community property states.
Can retirement accounts hold cryptocurrency? Guidance on what’s allowed, the legal uncertainties, risks and benefits of cryptocurrency in IRA and 401k accounts.
Updated IRS mortality assumptions have arrived. An overview of the updated tables, how the numbers work, and actions to consider before regulations become final.
What is a Graegin loan? Learn how to use a Graegin loan to pay for and reduce estate tax when interest rates are high, and how to avoid Graegin loan missteps.
A trust and estate expert shares insights on opportunities available for planners and their clients during the current rising interest rate environment.
When it comes to trust planning, ESBTs, and S Corps, sometimes you can do everything right and still be subject to California Entity Tax.
Tips for estate planners to avoid and understand potential conflicts of interest that can arise in representing fiduciaries.
A trust and estate expert advises extreme caution when using an e-will or electronic will. Understand why in this podcast.
How do you remove a trustee? A review of what to expect, the standard of proof, grounds and the role of equity court determinations.
One will or two? The impacts of forced heirship on assets in civil law jurisdictions and benefits of EU Succession Regulation in cross-border estate planning.
Overstepping boundaries in asset protection exposes practitioners to civil, professional, misdemeanor, and even criminal RICO liabilities.
The conclusion of the 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ron Aucutt, where he shares his wisdom and offers closing thoughts for estate counselors.
Ron Aucutt shares his recommendations to trust and estate professionals on how to help clients nourish their family legacies in Part 2 of 3 of the Trachtman Lecture.
Part 1 of 3 of 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ron Aucutt, encouraging practitioners to help clients identify and build a legacy of shared family values.
A synopsis of the 2022 Trachtman Memorial Lecture by Ronald D. Aucutt, where he encourages practitioners and shares strategies to help clients identify and build a legacy.
Trusts used for exclusively charitable purposes may be subject to the Private Foundation Rules. Understand how to avoid the tax consequences of IRS section 4947.
An overview of how wealth planners and T&E practitioners can comply with the proposed anti-money laundering rules of the Corporate Transparency Act.
An overview of proposed regulations to the SECURE Act, and the critical T&E tax court cases of Levin, Smaldino, and Connolly.
Celebrating 200 podcasts, two ACTEC leaders discuss issues and forces shaping the future of the practice and the ability of practitioners to impact lives.
The foundation of the global financial order is set for significant changes as demand for digital assets and cryptocurrencies upsets governments’ reliance on the dollar.
Estate planning and family law attorneys share what to be aware of and some pitfalls when drafting premarital agreements and prenups.
Words of caution for trust fiduciaries, beneficiaries and residents; CA has liberal definitions of who is considered a resident and subjected to tax on trusts.
An overview of publicity rights, property rights, name, image, likeness (NIL) and how they differ by states.
ACTEC Law Journal Editor shares insights on the publication process, the contributions of the student editors, and the importance of the journal to T&E law.
Recommendations for what principals of investment strategies and what to keep in mind regarding carried interest of private equity and hedge funds.
“Advising Transgender Clients on Estate Planning and Vital Records,” that’s the subject of today's ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Natalie Perry, ACTEC Fellow from Chicago, Illinois. Transgender, or trans, people may decide to change their...
An overview of ACTEC’s resources for professionals and how it impacts the legal profession, legislation and the law by Past-President John A. Terrill II.
ACTEC Fellow Ronald Aucutt shares his 2021 top estate planning developments and what estate planners should be aware of regarding tax changes and court decisions.
“Dealing with Unwanted Irrevocable Trusts and Basis Issues,” that’s the subject of today’s ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Travis Hayes, ACTEC Fellow from Naples, Florida. There has been an increase in the use of irrevocable trusts and the...
Expert lawyers discuss the use of electronic signatures and remote notarization in recent Pennsylvania decisions affecting its legal use in wills and documents.
Estate lawyers discuss the Smaldino Tax Court ruling, T.C. Memo 2021-127, and the mistakes made in the transactions, as well as the estate planning implications.
A T&E expert offers an overview of the SECURE Act and what has changed once enacted with retirement account planning and trust beneficiaries.
Trust and estates experts discuss recent IRS Chief Counsel Advice’s impact on difficult to value assets in Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRAT).
A trust and estate expert explains the complexities and ins and outs of IRS Code Section 678, beneficiary defective inheritor trusts BDITs, and beneficiary deemed owner trusts BDOTs.
Does infidelity void a premarital agreement? A law professor discusses adultery provisions, infidelity clauses, and no-fault divorce as public policy.
An explanation and examples of spousal support in premarital agreements, especially helpful in states that litigate fault in divorce and tie it to alimony.
ABA RPT Law Journal author offers an overview on new article “Conflicts of Laws and the Transitivity of the ‘Relation-back’ of Special Powers of Appointment.”
Litigation can be costly. Understand the special considerations attorneys should be aware of when reviewing trust accounting to avoid litigation.
A review of the rules, probate and estate administration exceptions to avoid issues regarding self-dealing transactions between a foundation and a donor.
An overview of non-fungible tokens, NFT, for estate planning professionals including creation, management, and protection.
A review of changes to Tennessee trust laws that make the state a desirable trust jurisdiction, streamlined trust statutes, and made it difficult for creditors.
An overview of the uses of exculpatory clauses in estate planning, enforceability under state law and advice for litigators.
“Traps Await for Beneficiary-Owned Trusts Under Section 678,” that’s the subject of today’s ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Travis Hayes, ACTEC Fellow from Naples, Florida. There are some great planning strategies using beneficiary-owned...
ACTEC proposes a major update to a 40-year-old IRS Code 6166 that provides estate tax deferral for family businesses but has aged poorly.
Expert discusses proposed legislation that retroactively takes aim at the tax benefits of QSBS and offers estate planning suggestions to prepare.
Florida lawyers discuss strategies for preserving inherited retirement plan assets and address uncertainties related to state laws and the SECURE Act.
A review of asset protection code in Wyoming, Wyoming’s Uniform Trust Code, and how it compares to other states.
Laws governing creditor rights vary from state to state. Understand the differences in trust provisions and corresponding effects against creditor claims.
Insights into Special Purpose Acquisition Company, SPAC, estate planning opportunities for founders, their capital structures, valuation and more.
Understanding the tax court’s decision in the Estate of Michael Jackson and postmortem right of publicity.
Practical advice from a tech-savvy lawyer for law firms migrating software and data to a cloud server.
An update on electronic wills, remote witnessing, and notarization legislation in Illinois. The act became law on July 26, 2021.
An overview of NFTs, non-fungible tokens, how they work and what do estate planning professionals need to know.
Experts discuss what trustees and fiduciaries need to know regarding cryptocurrency regulation.
The COVID pandemic caused many states to accelerate their laws regarding electronic wills. Learn what’s working and what’s not.
“Modernizing Section 6166,” that’s the subject of today’s ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Stacy Singer, an ACTEC Fellow from Chicago. ACTEC’s Tax Policy Study Committee has submitted to Congress a proposal regarding revision to Internal...
“Taxes Emerging in Europe to Pay the Costs of COVID,” that’s the subject of today’s ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Doug Stanley, ACTEC Fellow from St. Louis, Missouri. During the COVID pandemic in many jurisdictions in Europe, there had...
Co-chair of the ULC’s Cohabitants Economic Remedies Act Committee explains the importance of having laws concerning the economic rights of unmarried cohabitants.
An overview of Self-Settled Spendthrift Trust statutes of limitations and review of Wyoming’s legislation, House Bill 64.
Does joint representation during a prenuptial agreement violate professional rules of conduct? Professor Carter reviews Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements.
A general overview of supported decision-making, update on progress around the world and in the US, particularly in New York State.
Five reasons why tax and estate attorneys might want to recommend multiple non-grantor trusts for tax benefits for their clients.
A presentation of how to discuss legal fees and expenses during trust and estate litigation and guidance from courts on the matter.
Tips for wealth managers to share with clients to prevent cybercrime and identity theft, from a former FBI cybersecurity agent.
Summary of IRS guidance issued due to COVID-19, Notice 2021-10, to qualified opportunity funds investors and qualified opportunity fund zones.
Advice to help your business clients transfer their business interests using a defined purchase agreement.
What are the issues posed by silent trusts? Are designated representatives a solution to silent trusts? Learn more.
A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of trust protectors from trust and estate experts.
What bitcoin investment considerations should estate planners study and what are the fiduciary responsibilities around those investments?
A review of Florida’s Electronic Wills legislation including who’s a qualified custodian of e-wills and what is a vulnerable adult.
“The New Corporate Transparency Act,” that’s the subject of today’s ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. Transcript/Show Notes This is Doug Stanley, ACTEC Fellow from St. Louis, Missouri. The Corporate Transparency Act, or CTA, was enacted on January 1st, 2021 as part of the...
Leaders in the T&E field offer estate planning tips for 2021, insight into possible changes to the tax code and options for tax planning.
An update on how Kansas, Kentucky and Nebraska have applied Uniform Trust Code, UTC, in 2020 cases.
This podcast offers a reminder of charitable giving basics, what to pay attention to, and takeaways from 2020 Tax Court cases on the topic.
A look into video games, online gaming, and how bad actors are using these platforms for money laundering in this evolving and fast moving industry.
Learn from ACTEC trust and estate planning experts when attorney client privilege can be waived or except.
Learn about the latest legal developments with regard to the Biometric Information Privacy Act, biometric recognition and an individual’s personal privacy.
An expert on art law, Nicholas O’Donnell, offers his tips and questions to avoid litigation when selling or buying fine art.
Tips that dealers, buyers, and collectors can use to determine their art’s provenance risk exposure.
Estate planning art expert explains the options art owners have to dispose of their assets – selling, gifting or donating art collections.
How to help clients structure trusts so that the inheritances to beneficiaries are protected in the event of a divorce.
A recap of the Treasury Department and IRS’s Priority Guidance Plan for the 12 months from July 2020 through June 2021.
An explanation of beneficiary designations and income tax consequences related to ERISA and qualified plans during divorce.
An overview of comments ACTEC submitted to Treasury on 10/5/20 issues regarding proposed regulations under IRS Code Section 1061.
COVID-19 has ravaged U.S. nursing homes. Professor David English offers valuable information, resources and guidance for 2020 and beyond.
Gifts of assets, securities or cash to beneficiaries in community property states can be complicated. Here’s what you need to know.
Learn about the risks of using gift and estate tax exemption that could impact the use of the remaining gift and estate tax exemption.
The conclusion of “Truth, Transparency, and the Right of Privacy.” Duncan Osborne shares his views on balancing attorney-client privilege and an individual’s right to privacy.
Pt. 2 of Truth, Transparency, and the Right of Privacy. Duncan Osborne, a chair of the Financial Action Task Force, shares lessons learned from FATF.
“Truth, Transparency, and the Right of Privacy” – Part 1 – from Duncan Osborne, a chair of the FATF and past-president of ACTEC.