Advanced Trust Issues: A Roadmap for Success in An Increasingly Complex Area (12:30PM-4:00PM)

Description

Trusts are not cookie-cutter documents. In fact, they can be rather unwieldy, especially in explaining the functions to a client and then having the client comply with the trust terms. This course delves into best practices. Given common scenarios, what are the best trusts to use? And how can the client be best protected?

Highlights

  • Key concepts of trusts, including recent trends; best practices; jurisdiction; and ways to avoid pitfalls
  • Decanting
  • Federal estate tax exemption and remaining relevance of trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • The role of family dynamics
  • Choice of trustee and other fiduciaries
  • State trust-friendly considerations
  • Charitable trusts
  • Delaware Statutory Trusts
  • Powers of attorney 
  • Pet Trusts – the emerging necessities
  • State, county, and local issues
  • Portability
  • QTIP issues
  • Creditor considerations
  • Potential IRA problems
  • Problems with re-titling assets

Objectives

  • Advise individual clients on the benefits of using a trust to achieve their personal goals 
  • Save clients money in their estate planning

Designed For

Tax practitioners who advise clients on the benefits of establishing a trust


Leaders

Inibehe Adesanya

Dr. Inibehe (Ini) Adesanya is the president of INI ADESANYA CPA, PLLC, and also owns Global Tax Lady LLC. Dr. Adesanya has worked in various countries with conglomerates and multinationals, including banks and the entertainment industry. She also worked in public accounting before starting her practice. With 20 years of combined experience in accounting, business, and taxation, Dr. Adesanya’s expertise covers complex domestic and international tax issues for both individuals and businesses. Dr. Adesanya works with clients as a subject matter expert (SME) on tax cases and tax issues where she justifies her clients’ tax position based on tax law, treasury regulations, revenue procedures, and other related regulatory publications. Dr. Adesanya has developed and taught courses on business taxation, for which she has received awards. She has also written and presented papers at various forums, organizations, and radio stations focusing on business, accounting, and U.S. and international tax issues. Dr. Adesanya is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), a Fellow Chartered Tax Practitioner (FCIT), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the states of Colorado and Texas. She is also a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She holds a B.S. in human anatomy and a Professional Degree in accounting from Nigeria, as well as a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. She received her Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance at Trident at American Intercontinental University, Chandler, AZ; her dissertation focus was on taxation.