Administration of Irrevocable Trusts: Practical Tips for Practitioners

How can practitioners (CPAs, wealth advisers, attorneys, and insurance consultants) assist clients in the operation and administration of irrevocable trusts?  What preliminary steps might be helpful to take to guide clients on proper trust administration?  How can advisers facilitate more accurate and efficient trust administration?  In this webinar, specific practical steps practitioners can use will be illustrated and explained.

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Mr. Blattmachr is a Principal in ILS Management, LLC and a retired member of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, NY and of the Alaska, California and New York Bars. He is recognized as one of the most creative trusts and estates lawyers in the country and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He has written and lectured extensively on estate and trust taxation and charitable giving.

Mr. Blattmachr graduated from Columbia University School of Law cum laude, where he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received his A.B. degree from Bucknell University, majoring in mathematics. He has served as a lecturer-in-law of the Columbia University School of Law and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University Law School in its Masters in Tax Program (LLM). He is a former chairperson of the Trusts & Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and of several committees of the American Bar Association. Mr. Blattmachr is a Fellow and a former Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and past chair of its Estate and Gift Tax Committee. He is author or co-author of eight books and more than 500 articles on estate planning and tax topics.

Among professional activities, which are too numerous to list, Mr. Blattmachr has served as an Advisor on The American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law, Trusts 3rd; and as a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Foundation.

Martin Shenkman

Martin M. Shenkman is an attorney in private practice in Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City. His practice concentrates on estate and tax planning, planning for closely held business, and estate administration.

Mr. Shenkman is an author of over 42 books and more than 1,000 articles. He is an editorial board member of Trusts & Estates Magazine and the Matrimonial Strategist, and an advisor for InterActive Legal. He is the recipient of many awards including being a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Accredited Estate Planners (Distinguished) award from the National Association of Estate Planning Counsels. Mr. Shenkman was named Financial Planning Magazine 2012 Pro-Bono Financial Planner of the Year for his efforts on behalf of those living with chronic illness and disability. Investment Adviser Magazine featured him on the cover of its April 2013 issue naming as the lead of their “all-star lineup of tax experts.”

Tom Tietz

Thomas A. Tietz is an associate with Martin. M. Shenkman, P.C. concentrating on estate and tax planning, planning for closely held business, and estate administration, working with clients to understanding their needs based upon their family makeup, financial situation, wishes and implementing their planning. Mr. Tietz is experienced in assisting clients with the implementation of all facets of an estate plan, including the preparation of core documents such as the Last Will and Testament, Revocable Living Trust, Health Care Proxy or Durable Power of Attorney, to the more advanced techniques of an Spousal Lifetime Access Trust, Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, self-settled Trusts, and the implementation of asset transfers to those trusts.

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