Advanced Estate Planning

Pre-Exit Planning Video 5-GRAT Example, Timing of planning

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 5th of nine videos of Episode 4: Planning the Exit, which has an example of pre-transaction planning using a GRAT, and focuses on timing of the transaction.. Continue reading

Navigating Rough Waters Video 3-Building Processes for Management Succession

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 3rd of eight videos of Episode 3: Navigating Rough Waters, which discusses the need for building a process to anticipate unanticipated events and also focuses on management succession planning. It also discusses some of the more advanced estate planning techniques to use for high net worth and soon-to-be-wealthy business owners. Continue reading

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.  Continue reading

Niche Estate Planning for Digital Assets, pt. 5/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 5 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, with special emphasis on planning for digital assets. (Recorded on 10/19/16)

Treasury Withdraws Valuation Discount Regs!

On October 2nd, the Treasury Department announced that it is withdrawing the proposed regulations under Code Section 2704 (introduced in August 2016) that would have adversely affected taxpayers’ ability to use valuation discounts in transferring closely held business interests to family members and trusts for their benefit.

As stated in… Continue reading

Niche Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts and NFA Trusts, pt. 4/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 4 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including continued discussion of special needs trusts and gun trusts (a/k/a NFA trusts). (Recorded on 10/19/16)

Niche Estate Planning, SNTs and Gun/NFA Trusts, pt. 3/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 3 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including discussion of retirement trusts, special needs trusts and gun trusts (a/k/a NFA trusts). (Recorded on 10/19/16)

Niche Estate Planning, IRA Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, pt. 2/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 2 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including discussion of IRA and retirement trusts and special needs trusts. (Recorded on 10/19/16)

Niche Estate Planning Strategies, Overview, pt. 1/5

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 6, part 1 of 5. This video focuses on niche-based strategies, including an overview of pet trusts, retirement trusts, special needs trusts, gun trusts and planning for digital… Continue reading

Advanced Estate Planning, Charitable Planning Techniques, pt. 8/8

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 5, part 8 of 8. This video focuses on charitable planning techniques. (Recorded on 9/14/2016)