Estate and Succession Planning for Forest and Farm Owners

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET CANCELED
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.0 Trusts and Estates, 2.0 Real Estate (Designations Information)
Registration Fees: Webcast: $159 regular registration
Telephone: $179 regular registration

Information

Why Attend?

  • Learn successful estate planning techniques specific to forest and farm owners
  • Hear the perspectives of forestland conservation experts from the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Develop strategies and estate planning documents that will allow clients to transfer land intact and within the family

Attorneys who work with family forest and farm landowners face unique challenges not addressed by the "typical" estate plan used for many clients. The legal and financial implications of land ownership and strategies to efficiently transfer land to the next generation require creative analysis by the estate planner to accomplish the client’s goals. Attendees will learn how to tailor standard estate planning documents to ensure the preservation of land—their client's most valued asset.

BONUS: Materials include sample estate planning forms and suggested language for documents specific to land ownership and succession planning and the newly released “Legacy Planning—A Guide for Virginia Landowners” peer-reviewed publication from Virginia Tech.

This seminar is sponsored in part by funding from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 22) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Estate and Succession Planning for Forest and Farm Owners
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 21) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Estate and Succession Planning for Forest and Farm Owners
4:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Matthew Von Schuch, Flora Pettit / Harrisonburg
Karl Didier, Ph.D., Forestland Conservation Program Manager, Virginia Department of Forestry / Charlottesville
Adam Downing, Senior Extension Forester, Virginia Cooperative Extension / Madison

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Matthew Von Schuch, Flora Pettit / Harrisonburg

Matthew Von Schuch is an attorney who counsels businesses and their owners on matters relating to formation, acquisitions, sales, mergers, succession planning, as well as general business. He provides estate planning and administration advice to individuals. Drawing on his years of experience as a trial lawyer for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Matt also advises clients on individual, business, and non-profit tax planning and controversy matters.

Karl Didier, Ph.D., Forestland Conservation Program Manager, Virginia Department of Forestry / Charlottesville

Karl Didier is the Department of Forestry’s Forestland Conservation Program Manager. He coordinates VDOF’s effort to acquire and steward open space easements, as well as VDOF’s effort to protect working forestlands through other innovative strategies, like Forest Legacy Planning and carbon markets. Karl has spent many years working in the non-profit sector overseeing conservation on global and national scales. He has spent most of his career helping organizations develop, apply, and assess the impact of their conservation programs, especially those focused on forests and forest biodiversity. He has worked for Rainforest Trust, for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and as an independent consultant in adaptive management of conservation projects. Karl has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of Southern California, has a Master's and a PhD in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY’s College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida.

Adam Downing, Senior Extension Forester, Virginia Cooperative Extension / Madison

Adam Downing has worked as the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent serving Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Northern District, a 28-county area generally described as the Northern Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley, since 2001. His professional expertise is in providing informal education regarding forestry and natural resources to address current issues in rural, urban, and rural/urban interface areas to home and landowners, professionals, decision-makers, and the public. Previously, Adam worked in Northwest Pennsylvania as an extension forester with Penn State. He has also served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya and as an Assistant Service Forester in Indiana. Adam holds forestry degrees from Purdue and Penn State.

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