Welcome to Blueprint for Wealth! Hi. I’m Wayne Zell, and I will help you with tax, estate planning and business planning matters.  I believe in having an impact and adding value to your lives.

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–  Help you clear the chaos and confusion and find a clear solution or path out,

–  Connect to you and connect you to others who can help you,

–  Educate you on complex topics to the best of my ability,

–  Get excited by helping you realize your personal dreams of wealth and freedom!

If you’d like me to help you make a positive impact on your world, please call me at 703-218-2177 or email me at wayne.zell@ofplaw.com.  See Disclaimer.

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  • Navigating Rough Waters Video 2-Death & Disability Case Study Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 2nd of eight videos of Episode 3: Navigating Rough Waters, which continues the discussion of case studies on planning for death or disability of a business owner. This is part of the third of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on May 17, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. https://youtu.be/EUB5SLknXAU Read more
  • Navigating Rough Waters Video 1-Death and Disability Case Study 1 Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 1st of eight videos of Episode 3: Navigating Rough Waters, which focuses on how to plan for death or disability of a business owner and adds a case study to illustrate. This is part of the third of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on May 17, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. https://youtu.be/sdpeTjQmy30 Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 8-Compensation and Managing Growth Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 8th of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which continues the discussion on compensation and focuses on how to manage growth. This is the final part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. https://youtu.be/lW8eZUvT8cE Read more
  • Tax Act Changes Affecting Real Estate By now, you have been bombarded with summaries and articles on the 507-page tax bill, formerly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017, and signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017 (the Act). Of all the massive changes included in the Act, those affecting real estate owners, investors and developers may be the most difficult to navigate. In all cases, significant number-crunching will be required to decide on how to react to and take advantage of the changes. Many decisions will be delayed until the IRS and Treasury have a chance to digest the ... Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 7-Compensation and Incentives Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this seventh of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which focuses on compensating employees with cash and real and synthetic equity. This is part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 6-Keeping the Business Fueled Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this sixth of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which focuses on funding sources and funding types for business. This is part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 5-More on Appraisals and Valuation Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this fifth of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which continues the discussion of business valuation and appraisals. This is part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 4-Appraisers and Appraisals Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this fourth of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which focuses on business valuation and selection and use of appraisals and appraisers. This is part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. 4 Read more
  • Growing and Soaring Video 3-Rocket ship v. Lifestyle businesses Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this third of eight videos of Episode 2: Growing and Soaring, which focuses on the difference between rocket ships and lifestyle businesses, and begins a discussion of how to value a business. This is part of the second of six Business Success(ion) Planning Bootcamps for Professional Advisors conducted at the offices of Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. from March 2017 – October 2017. This segment was recorded on April 26, 2017. The sessions are being compiled into a book entitled “Business Success(ion) Planning“, which will be available in the Spring 2018. Read more
  • Tax Bill-Estate and Gift Tax Changes Taxpayers will have an $11,200,000 each for estate, gift tax, and generation-skipping tax exemption beginning January 1, 2018, which will rise with the Consumer Price Index each year thereafter. There were no other significant changes made to the estate and gift tax rules. As a result, many affluent families will continue to engage in ongoing estate tax planning activities, and some will accelerate efforts to reduce their estates below the $11,200,000 exemption threshold because they now have the ability to completely avoid estate tax reporting requirements and paying estate tax on death, if certain actions are taken. Domestic asset protection trusts, dynasty trusts (structured as grantor trusts) and ... Read more