The Conner-Zaritsky 43rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar 2022 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 12.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 12.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 12.0 Trusts and Estates, 2.0 Ethics
(Designations Information)
GAL for Incapacitated
Persons CE Credit
:
6.0 (GAL Information)
Price: $522.32 - USB with electronic materials
$569.80 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 05/31/2025

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A pre-recorded video replay of the May 2022 live seminar, The Conner-Zaritsky 43rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Administration Seminar.


Topics covered:

  • The Year in Review: Recent Federal Wealth Transfer Tax Developments
  • Virginia Developments in Estate Planning and Administration
  • Succession Planning for the Family Business
  • Trusts for the Trustless: Planning for Cryptocurrency
  • Fundamental but Fun Approaches to Interesting and Irritating Income Tax Pitfalls in Estate Planning
  • What Estate Planners Should Know About Creditors’ Rights and Asset Protection
  • Surprise! Redefining Family in the Wild West of DNA Test Kits and Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Practicing Before the Commissioner of Accounts
  • Hot Topics in Estate Planning
  • The Popular Q&A Panel
  • Plus 6.0 hours of GAL for Incapacitated Persons and 2.0 hours of Ethics

Cosponsored with the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of The Virginia Bar Association, this program of national reach and sophisticated content, features prominent experts from Virginia and across the country.

 

Schedule

COURSE TOPICS

Welcome
Frank A. Thomas, III
Introductory Remarks
Frank A. Thomas, III, Moderator
The Year in Review: Recent Federal Wealth Transfer Tax Developments
William I. Sanderson


This session will cover significant tax developments.


Virginia Developments in Estate Planning and Administration
Katherine E. Ramsey

This session will review of significant state law developments

Succession Planning for the Family Business
Chris J.C. Jones


There are many challenges and opportunities that confront owners of privately held (often family) businesses as they reach the point when they must consider appropriate succession planning. Succession planning is an area too often put off by the persons who most need to address it. This presentation will review successful techniques to minimize taxes and pay for those that remain, facilitate orderly leadership changes, and position the business for future success.  This presentation will also address issues such as control and cash flow for the business owner, dealing with family members in the business and family members not in the business, incenting key employees, and exit strategies.

Ethics Potpourri—The Essence of Professional Responsibility
J. Lee E. Osborne


This session will discuss a range of topics of current interest in the ethics arena, including dealing with incapacitated clients (Rule 1.14), dealing with client documents (Rule 1.15), communications and confidentiality concerns due to remote lawyering (Rules 1.4 and 1.6) and other areas.  The speaker will address the upcoming 7th Edition of the ACTEC Commentaries on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which is expected to be published this year.

Trusts for the Trustless: Planning for Cryptocurrency
Suzanne Brown Walsh


New types of digital property, including virtual currencies and non-fungible tokens, present challenges in estate planning, as well as in valuation and taxation. This presentation will provide an overview of cryptocurrency and NFTs and the statutes that govern their management and disposition, including privacy and access concerns.

Fundamental but Fun Approaches to Interesting and Irritating Income Tax Pitfalls in Estate Planning
Turney Berry


Organizing an estate plan so assets can arrive at their intended destination without being confiscated by either transfer taxes or income taxes can be quite the chore. We will discuss some income tax ideas that estate planners should consider for retaining, obtaining, and sustaining income tax basis, and other ideas designed to prevent income tax encroachment on successful transfer tax planning strategies. The session will include some “can you do that?” questions, and some ideas that might become necessary to continue successful estate planning if the 2021 anti-grantor trust planning legislative proposals resurface.

Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst:  What Estate Planners Should Know About Creditors’ Rights and Asset Protection
Tom Yates, Rich Maxwell, Brooke Tansill


Asset protection planning is a core aspect of the trusts and estates practice.  Often, as trusts and estates lawyers, we make assumptions about the impact of asset protection strategies in the real world of creditors’ rights.  This presentation will offer the viewpoint of a creditors’ rights lawyer on asset protection techniques commonly utilized by trusts and estates lawyers.  Further, we will analyze asset protection strategies with a focus on the utility and design of third-party trusts to protect family wealth.

Surprise! Redefining Family in the Wild West of DNA Test Kits and Assisted Reproductive Technology
Sarah M. Johnson


This session will discuss the impact of DNA test kit surprises and assisted reproductive technology on estate planning, including (1) inheritance rights of newly discovered heirs, posthumously conceived children, and children born of donated sperm, eggs, or embryos; (2) stored reproductive material as client property; and (3) the changing definitions of family. We will also look at how tried and true rules of document construction and modification can affect a plan gone awry by an unexpected twist in the family tree.

Please Tech Responsibly—Ethics
Alvi Aggarwal


This session will explore Rule 1.1’s competence requirement and Rule 1.6’s duty of confidentiality as they relate to the use of technology in the trusts, estates, and tax practice, with the aim of clarifying what the professionally responsible use of technology requires of practitioners. The presentation will discuss the following more specific topics, among others: what we need to know about the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology; what reasonable efforts to protect confidential information stored and transmitted electronically are; and how outside vendors and others fit into compliance efforts. The presentation also will address the extent to which our ethical obligations as tax preparers overlap with the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Practicing Before the Commissioner of Accounts
James P. Cox, III, Mindy Hetzel


This lecture will address both typical and unusual administration issues that occur in the probate process overseen by the Commissioner of Accounts. Melinda Dickerson Hetzel, the Commissioner of Accounts for Loudoun County, and James P. Cox, III, editor of Estate and Trust Administration in Virginia (Virginia CLE®, 2019 ed.) and Harrison on Wills and Administration, will offer their perspectives on the best practices in administering a probate estate and anticipating and resolving administration issues.

Hot Topics
Farhad Aghdami, Howard M. Zaritsky


This session will cover significant developments or topics of interest that may have arisen after the program and speakers are set for the coming year.

Q&A Panel
Farhad Aghdami, William I. Sanderson, Howard M. Zaritsky


In this session, several of our speakers will respond to your questions.

Faculty

FACULTY

Alvi Aggarwal, Yates Campbell & Hoeg, LLP / Fairfax
Farhad Aghdami, Williams Mullen / Richmond
Turney Berry, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP / Louisville, KY
James P. Cox, III, Michie Hamlett / Charlottesville
Mindy Hetzel, Loudoun County Commissioner of Accounts / Leesburg
Sarah M. Johnson, Birchstone Moore, LLC / Washington, DC
Chris J.C. Jones, Moore & Van Allen / Charlotte, NC
Richard C. Maxwell, Woods Rogers PLC / Roanoke
J. Lee E. Osborne, Woods Rogers, PLC / Roanoke
Katherine E. Ramsey, Virginia Estate & Trust Law / Richmond
William I. Sanderson, McGuireWoods LLP / Washington, DC
Brooke Tansill, Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, LLC / McLean
Suzanne Brown Walsh, Murtha Cullina / Hartford, CT
Tom Yates, Yates Campbell & Hoeg, LLP / Fairfax
Howard M.  Zaritsky / Rapidan

MODERATOR

Frank A. Thomas, III, Frank A. Thomas, III PLC / Orange

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