February 11, 2020 - 8th Annual Estate Planning Symposium

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: University of Miami Watsco Center

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30am - Breakfast, Registration and Networking with Sponsors

8:30 – 8:45am - Welcome and Introductions

8:45 – 9:35am 

PRE-U.S. IMMIGRATION TAX PLANNING USING INSURANCE WRAPPERS AND USING LIFE INSURANCE TO MITIGATE THE THROWBACK TAX

Michael Kosnitzky, JD | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | Miami, FL

This presentation will discuss the basics of pre-immigration tax planning as well as pre-U.S. domicile gifting and the creation of a “drop off trust.” The session will also discuss the taxation of foreign non-grantor trusts; the general taxation of trusts; and an overview of the “throwback tax” rules, along with solutions for mitigating Undistributed Net Income or UNI. Finally, the presentation will provide examples of strategies using life insurance to mitigate the throwback tax.

9:35 – 9:40am – Break

9:40 – 10:30am

DON'T PANIC! 42 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT THE INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS ENTITIES AND ESTATE PLANNING

Cristin C. Keane, JD, LLM | Carlton Fields, P.A. | Tampa, FL

Whether your client has existing business entities that need to be considered in his or her estate plan or you are looking to utilize a business entity to effectuate the estate plan, the type of entity you are dealing with can make a big difference.  This presentation will focus on tax and state law considerations related to the lifetime and testamentary transfers of business interests, as well as the choice of entity opportunities and considerations when developing and implementing the estate plan.  

10:30 – 10:50am - Break and Networking with Sponsors

10:50am – 12:05pm     

U.S. PERSONS HAVING INTERESTS IN NON-U.S. ESTATES AND TRUSTS 

Madelayne Cordero, JD, TEP City National Wealth Management Miami, FL

Cecilia B. Hassan, JD, LLM | Baker McKenzie | Miami, FL

Maria Toledo, CPA, MST | Kaufman Rossin | Miami, FL

U.S. grantors and beneficiaries of foreign trusts have complex and different reporting requirements from those that are imposed on domestic trusts (i.e. U.S. trusts).  The taxation of the income and distributions is also different and depends on how the foreign trust is classified for U.S. federal income tax purposes and the beneficiaries’ status as U.S. or foreign persons at the time of distribution.  This presentation will provide an introduction to the tax rules that classify a trust as foreign or domestic, the U.S. federal taxation that results from having a foreign trust, and the IRS reporting requirements you should be aware of when there is a foreign trust.

12:05 – 1:15pm - Luncheon and Networking with Sponsors

1:15 – 2:55pm                                                                                                                     

PLANNING FOR THE "NON-TAXABLE" ESTATE

Paul S. Lee, JD, LLM | The Northern Trust Company | New York, NY           

This presentation will discuss what advisors should tell their wealthy (but not ultra-wealthy) clients who no longer have a Federal estate tax problem because of the very high (and temporarily doubled) applicable exclusion amounts.  It will discuss innovative estate and income tax planning techniques in light of estates of varying sizes, the risk of expiring exclusions, the “anti-clawback” regulations, and state income and death tax considerations.

2:55 – 3:15pm - Break and Networking with Sponsors

3:15 – 4:05pm 

JOINT REVOCABLE TRUSTS: DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND PITFALLS

Patrick J. Lannon, JD | Bilzin Sumberg | Miami, FL

Jennifer J. Wioncek, JD, LLM | Bilzin Sumberg | Miami, FL

Clients often prefer joint revocable trusts because they appear to match their treatment of "marital" assets.  However, the appearance does not match the reality in separate property jurisdictions. The appearance of simplicity is misleading and can create unexpected complications and litigation. Joint revocable trusts can be the best tool for community property, but can also create substantial complexity if there is a mix of community and separate property.

4:05 – 4:10pm – Break

4:10 – 5:00pm 

TAX AND RETIREMENT PLANNING ROUNDTABLE – THE SECURE ACT AND THE NEW AGE OF IRAS, 401(K)S, AND QUALIFIED PLANS

Philip Herzberg, CFP®, CTFA, AEP®, MSF | The Lubitz Financial Group | Miami, FL

Benjamin D. Bohlmann, CPA | Bohlmann Accounting Group, PLLC | Miami, FL

Patricia L. Green, CPA, CSEP | EisnerAmper | Miami, FL

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, if signed into law, would create the most significant changes to retirement planning since the 2006 Pension Protection Act, including: the elimination of “the stretch IRA”; Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) provisions; the age cap for IRA contributions; 401(k) eligibility for part-time employees; Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) for small businesses; and access to annuities as investment options. This panel will discuss proposed changes; highlight best practices for clients and their families to maximize tax savings and retirement income; and provide alternative planning opportunities to grow wealth and minimize taxes in light of the SECURE Act.

5:00pm - Wrap up and raffles

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