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Change creates opportunity. With increased exemptions, income tax planning is now the focus for many. Private placement products are gaining a much-needed foothold in the supplemental income market. Lower maximum tax rates for C corporations means utilizing “split-dollar” plans to gain an advantage when securing life and long-term care insurance. Learn what strategies may be the right move in today’s tax environment.
Presented by Trey Fairman, JD, LL.M.
What a year it’s been since we were last together at the 2017 Laureate Gathering! Our 14th annual Current Developments Session will dig into to the planning opportunities and pitfalls created by the newly minted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We’ll focus on the most practical and relevant topics of conversation and planning opportunities for financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, philanthropic advisors, trust officers and insurance professions to share with clients and prospective clients. Finally, we’ll examine how true collaboration among a team of advisors is even more important in the 2018 maelstrom to help our clients discover and implement a critical path to their Enlightened Dreams ™
Presented by David K. Cahoone, Esq.
What are the Primary Techniques of Business Succession?
Presented by Peter Myers, Esq. and Sean Kenney, Esq.
Keith and Mike will share their years of experience and insight for building company value and the importance of transaction readiness. Learn ways to help your clients improve their business process accounting systems; retain and reward key personnel; analyze after tax cash flow; structure the transaction; find the right buyer; and understand their tax structuring options upon sale.
Ppresented by Keith Troutman, CPA, Michael Shafer, CPA, and Joshua Siegel, CPA, JD, LL.M.
Did you know millions of consumers are retiring early? Compared to previous generations, most are retiring without pensions and group benefits, including no life insurance. Upon retirement, most are shocked to learn their group life insurance coverage has ended. Join Monica and Janet to learn how setting up a Prepaid Funeral Expense Trust affords your clients benefits such as: income tax free funds, exemption from probate, immediate availability, safety from creditors, and more!
Presented by Monica Szakos Cramer, Financial Advisor and Janet Silva, Insurance Agent
One of the most common reasons business transitions derail is what we call Expectation Gaps. These are blind spots and pot holes that, once revealed, prevent a business owner from confidently executing their plan. Learn how to create team alignment and identify/prioritize Enhancement Initiatives in The Eight Critical Areas of: risk mitigation, finance, operations, sales and marketing, human resources, and crisis management. Discover a systematic process to address targeted improvements that directly increase value, improve workplace dynamics and drive cash flow.
Presented by Melisa Silverman, JD, CEPA, CEVAQ, SBA, CMEA and Jeffrey Kates
Confronting the costs of long-term care is often the largest expense a couple will face. Families often believe that it is too late or early to plan – and they must bare these costs on their own. Though this may have been true 10 or 20 years ago, that is not the law now. We know that families often feel overwhelmed and are relieved to find a path to working through it all. Learn how to overcome these 3 lies and 8 mistakes as well as understanding your current options.
Presented by Martha Rańōn, Southern Caregiver Resource Center and Scott Stewart, Esq.
Presented by Michael Shafer, CPA and Keith Troutman, CPA
Forget about NINGs – if you have clients who want to (1) eliminate state and federal income taxes on their investments, (2) invest in highly tax inefficient assets (think hedge funds, ordinary income producing assets), (3) protect their investments from creditors, and (4) have a source of income-tax free retirement income – we’ve got the solution for you – and it works in all 50 states.
Presented by Scott Gunderson, J.D. and Greg Crawford, CFP
Join Laura and Steve as they discuss the most current tax reform activity in Washington and how it will affect you and your clients’ income tax planning for 2013. Politicians have been busy in Washington with each party challenging the other to a showdown. No matter which way you voted, it is clear that the passage of any sort of tax reform is going to require hard work and compromise on both sides of the aisle – learn how to help your clients.
(Purchase of this product will include an Audio recording and a PDF copy of the presentation.)
Presented by Laura Stees, CPA and Stephen J. Mancini, Esq
Click play to view a short video about ‘Political Showdown on Taxes’