The 63rd Annual Estate Planning Short Course offers more than 18 hours of advanced instruction on Illinois estate planning law through carefully crafted sessions led by experienced estate planning attorneys.
COVID-19 is impacting business valuations and the market in general with depressed company values and extremely low interest rates. Learn about estate and gift planning strategies that may be advantageous during this volatile situation, including planning opportunities with Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, and Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts.
Learn more about how the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act affects estate planning practice. Topics discussed include: estate planning with the increased federal exemption (and possible sunset); changes to make to planning and documents (formulas, basis, use of federal, state and GST exemptions); building in flexibility to maximize basis step up; using powers of appointment to cause inclusion; and gifting.
Understand the countless strategies that advisors can recommend to their clients to effectuate charitable giving. In addition to the traditional entities like public charities and private foundations, a number of new charitable vehicles that have gained popularity over the last decade will be discussed, including : 501(c)(4) Organizations; L3Cs; Benefit Corporations; B-Corps; and Charitable LLCs