Michael A. Sneeringer, Esq. is a senior associate in Porter Wright’s Naples, Florida, office. He focuses his practice on asset protection, estate planning, probate administration, and tax law. Michael has published numerous articles on estate planning and wealth preservation. He is an articles editor for Probate & Property Magazine and reports annually from the Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning for the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. He is an Executive Council Member of the Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Gun Trusts: What’s All the Fuss?
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
Ownership of a firearm is complicated enough during a client’s lifetime. Why should distributing a firearm at death be just as complicated? Is a gun trust the most viable solution? Gun trusts in the United States carry a stigma. The Internet perpetuates this stigma as a typical on-line search of the words “gun trust” turns up multiple misleading hits. What is fact and what is fiction? How did we get here? What can an attorney do to properly dispose of a client’s firearm during life and after death?
Key topics to be discussed:
• General information on what a gun trust is, and is not
• Gun Trust history
• More recent updates to Federal legislation regarding gun trusts
• Drafting gun trusts
Date / Time: October 14, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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Section I. Background information on firearms and trusts containing firearms
a) Uniform Trust Code
b) Federal law considerations
c) State law considerations
Section II. Creation of gun trust
a) Basic contents
b) Identity of beneficiaries
d) Trustee powers
e) Additional considerations
f) Drafting checklist
Section III. Ancillary gun ownership issues
Section IV. Cases on gun trusts