Estate planning

Unlock the Potential of Buy-Sell Agreements and Estate Taxes with Premium Financing As a professional in the premium financing life insurance industry, staying informed about the strategies that can benefit your clients the most is crucial. One such strategy is premium financing, a powerful tool for paying estate taxes and fund buy-sell agreements. Join us…

Accurate Asset Assessment for Fair Distribution: When planning an estate, one of the primary concerns is ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets among beneficiaries. A professional valuation provides an accurate and unbiased assessment of the true value of all assets, including real estate, investments, businesses, and personal property. This is essential to avoid disputes…

I believe one of the most understood transition /exit planning areas for business owners is when the goal is to move it to children, or other close family members. Clients for whatever reason often think moving their business to a child or multiple heirs is just about creating an agreement, maybe including a trust, figure…

Hello, I am pleased to share some exciting news — earlier this month, my colleague, Danielle Friedman, and I (Herb Fineburg) published an article titled “The Benefits of Revocable Trusts in Estate Planning” in the Spring 2023 issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal for The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). As revocable trusts become increasingly common in…

Program produced by XPX South Florida. Please join XPX South Florida for the third installment of our 2022 exciting, in-depth seven-part “Lunch and Learn” series, where our Chapter’s professional advisers will discuss the exit planning strategies to be employed by a model middle market software development company with $50 million in annual revenues. In this…

These days, when we don’t know the answer to a question, we often quickly turn to the internet. When someone raises a question in a group, it’s not uncommon to hear, “Let’s Google it.” We’re launching a series of your most-Googled financial questions, answered. Up first: insurance and estate planning. Most people are familiar with these for…

This XPX New York program discusses savings vehicles and gift giving strategies to reduce state income tax burdens including: i) Non-Grantor Incomplete Gift Trusts, ii) Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts, iii) Business Interest Discounts, and much more. Our Speaker: Steven HoltPartnerMandelbaum Barrett Steven A. Holt is Chair of the Firm’s Taxation, Trusts and Estates and Charitable…

Program produced by XPX Philadelphia.  In this interactive session, Herb and Max discuss options for tax and estate planning that will ensure that the business owner can leave a legacy. The case study is based on a $40M, privately held, family owned Manufacturing Company that is planning for an exit. This next session is designed…

This is the 4th in the case study series, built around the individuals found in the Charlotte case study. This event will focus on Retirement & Estate Planning / Personal Wealth Risk Mitigation for the principal owners. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY FOR THE EVENT. Meet our Speakers: Jim Benedict, CPA, CFP®, CEPA®SVP…

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today, which makes it even more important to maintain financial focus and set up your future self for success. Christen Plotkin, Financial Advisor at UBS Financial Services Inc, will share what it means to have financial focus as an emerging professional. She’ll highlight distractions you should…

Charlotte case study Intro & Discussion on pending capital gains policy changes Please join this virtual educational event. Building on the May event: We will introduce a business / owner case study scenario. This case study scenario will provide the context for the subsequent series of educational events, throughout the 2nd half of 2021 and…

Estate Planning Strategies for 2021 The sale of a business creates financial and estate planning opportunities and challenges. For many years, planners have enjoyed the increased (currently $11.7 Million) exemption, however legislation is being discussed that would drastically lower that exemption. This significant change will require new strategies to reach the financial goals our clients…

Program produced by XPX New England. Impact of Proposed Tax Increases on Business Owners:  What All Owners Need to Know Three panelists and moderator, Greg Rush discuss proposed increases and examples of how they impact an owner. Moderator: Greg R. Rush Partner Dunn Rush & Co. LLC Greg Rush is a co-founder of Dunn Rush…

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