A provision in a trust instrument saying the trust is irrevocable, or the irrevocable nature of a trust because of the death of the settlor, may, in 2021, be a mere minor impediment to making changes to the trust. Furthermore, a surviving spouse or beneficiaries who are unhappy with the terms of a decedent’s estate plan may launch a frontal assault on the plan. There are steps that can be taken to prevent or dissuade frivolous or vengeful actions by disgruntled parties and to help ensure a client’s carefully constructed estate plan is preserved intact. This teleconference will highlight the following strategies:
Hosted at The Trust Company of Tennessee’s Knoxville office with limited attendance for safety.
Boxed lunches will be served for those attending in person beginning at noon. Socially distanced seating is available in our conference room for a limited number.
If you are interested in attending virtually, we are exploring options for your participation. Please contact Lindsay Cates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles A. (“Clary”) Redd is a partner in the St. Louis office of Stinson LLP. Clary concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate and trust-related litigation. He is an elected member of The American Law Institute, a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of, and writes a regular column in, Trusts & Estates magazine. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is nationally ranked by Chambers USA in its “Wealth Management” category.
Turney P. Berry is a Member of the Executive Committee and the Chair of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs’ 22 lawyer Trusts, Estates & Personal Planning Service Team. Turney is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel, a Uniform Law Commissioner and member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, a Trustee of the Southern Federal Tax Institute and a member of the Advisory Council of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning as well as a Member of the Advisory Board of Trusts and Estates Monthly and a Vice-Chair of the Charitable Planning section for the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. He is listed in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America®.
The industry’s foremost wealth management and estate planning authorities provide commentary and debate over the use of complex financial and legal strategies to best serve their high-net-worth clients. Time is reserved at the beginning of each call for the most current legislative changes impacting the audience and their clients.
Professionals can connect and collaborate on relevant issues while earning continuing education and learning credits to preserve their valuable business credentials.