Top 10 Most Commonly Used Trusts


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This presentation is designed for non-estate planning lawyers interested in adding trust and estate planning to their practice, family law lawyers or litigators who are called upon to deal with trusts and other estate planning documents, debtor or creditor lawyers, or transactional lawyers wondering how trusts fit into their business clients’ needs. It will discuss the unique jargon used by trust and estate lawyers, the basic techniques used in various types of trust and estate plans, the importance of titling assets, and how trusts and estate planning documents can impede or enhance non-trust and estate planning transactions and litigation.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The language of trust and estate law
•   How trusts and estate planning can affect divorce proceedings
•   How debtors’ and creditors’ rights can be affected by trusts and estate planning
•   The importance of titling assets
•   How transactional lawyers can recognize or implement trust and estate planning as part of business planning and succession and how trusts and estate planning vehicles can affect business transactions

Date / Time: April 23, 2020

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Original Broadcast Date: April 19, 2019

Mary Akkerman, Esq. guides clients through all aspects of fiduciary representation and estate planning, including dynasty trusts, domestic asset protection trusts, estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, business and tax planning, estate and gift tax planning, tax appeals, and related litigation. Mary is skilled at establishing public and private trust companies in South Dakota and regularly works with U.S. and international families and advisors on cross-border planning, non-resident alien trust formation, and international tax issues.

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Section I. The glossary
a) The specialized language of trusts and estates

Section II. Things every family law lawyer should know about trusts
a) When are they subject to marital dissolution
b) Notice requirements and privacy laws

Section III. Things every debtor or creditor lawyer should know about trusts
a) Revocable living trusts
b) Asset protection trusts
c) Other irrevocable trusts

Section IV. The importance of titling assets
a) Inter-vivos transfers and transactions
b) Probate transfers
c) Non-probate transfers
        i. Pay or transfer on death
        ii. Tenants in common
        iii. Joint tenancy with right of survivorship
        iv. Beneficiary designations

Section V. Business succession planning techniques and transactional issues
a) Treatment of trust assets in business transactions
b) How trusts and estates can enhance business planning
c) Techniques to use for business and unique asset owners