An explanation the Uniform Law Commission Act covering guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, protective arrangements, and guardianship of minors.
A discussion about how to comply with state bar rules, value the practice, and steps for selling a law practice.
What are the ethical legal considerations when representing a family business? Tips on how to avoid conflict and proper estate representation.
Franchisees, dealerships, distributorships, and particularly how third-party interests can impact estate planning for a family business.
Understanding the importance of estate planning documents, shareholder and buy-sell agreements in family and owner-controlled businesses.
Understanding the legal best practices for governance, operation, and management of closely-held and family businesses as discussed by expert.
What happens when the governing trust or estate is embroiled in litigation with beneficiaries that are children or minors? Learn more about Guardian Ad Litem and other nuances in this podcast.
Legal and practical challenges are evolving with the respect of funeral arrangements and disposition of human remains. Listen to issues that may be avoided with proper estate planning.
As the tradition of the close-knit family generation vanishes in America an epidemic of elder financial abuse is sweeping the country. ACTEC Fellows discuss this complicated topic in this podcast.
We’re talking about issues pertaining to the fiduciary income tax that states impose on trusts.
Digital will, electronic will, e-will… no matter what you call it, practitioners will be confronted with this new type of will in the very near future. Learn more in this podcast.
There are many techniques that may discourage challenges to your client’s estate planning documents, including steps the planner should take/avoid taking to assure client’s wishes are followed.
9100 Relief for missed or mishandled tax elections is broader, more frequently needed, and thus a lot more useful than many estate planners realize.
There are many pitfalls when an estate plan or trust cross state lines. ACTEC Fellows offer things to consider when drafting a will.
Powers of appointment keep long-term trusts evergreen, to be responsive to changing family, tax, and economic landscapes and to transform old assets.
New partnership audit rules began in 2018 that have procedural and substantive effects. Learn more from ACTEC Fellows Steve Gorin and James Lee.
Hear the ins and outs of issues that may arise with client’s IRA custodian from ACTEC Fellow Svetlana Beckman.
The GoFundMe Revolution: What Happens Once the Money Has Been Raised? Individual fundraising has gone digital and the funds raised are exponentially greater than in the past, however, the legal tax and fiduciary issues facing the money raised remain murky and largely unregulated.
There are many tools available to planners to help them achieve client creditors’ protection objectives without the need for a self-settled asset protection trust. Hear ACTEC Fellows discuss asset-protection strategies such as Tenancy by the Entirety, asset protection trusts, discretionary trusts, and more.
Forefront on everyone’s mind is the new Tax Act. And so, certainly, we want to talk a little about that, because it’s important, and it’s a very hot topic.
To hit some of the highlights of the new act for estate planners, you will be hearing today from ACTEC Fellows Miriam Henry and Beth Shapiro Kaufman.
How can estate planners keep privileged communication safe when working with other advisors and professionals? ACTEC Fellows tackle attorney-client privilege and privileged communication issues.
Do practicing lawyers have ethical and legal duties with the use of technology in the practice of law? ACTEC Fellows discuss protecting client information and ethical responsibility.
ACTEC Fellows discuss what problems trust and estate counselors need to be aware of with the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act when advising clients.
ACTEC Fellows Don Sparks and Amy Kanyuk discuss 20 years of Asset Protection Trust Legislation in the United States. What do practitioners need to be aware of when moving assets between states?
Ron Aucutt, ACTEC Fellow from Tysons Corner, Virginia shared his perspective in October 2017 of Treasury’s withdrawal of Section 2704 proposed regulations on valuation for transfer tax purposes. There are many valuable insights in this podcast as a revised set of regulations may yet be reproposed as some point by Treasury.
Engagement Letters or Engagement Agreements are an invaluable tool for attorney’s setting the stage for the representation and managing a client’s expectations. ACTEC Fellows discuss the ins-and-outs of effective agreements.