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Firearms in Estate Planning and Administration

Audio CD + Course Book

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April, 2018

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From Event: Firearms in Estate Planning and Administration, held April 2018.

Program Description

Firearms in estate planning need extra attention to make sure you, your client and the beneficiaries inheriting the firearms are abiding by the intricate nuances of firearm law, especially after all the recent legislative and administrative changes. With the myriad of changing rules and regulations, if a firearm is transferred improperly or to an improper transferee, fines and jail time are a real possibility. Get a clear view of the gun rights, requirements and restrictions that impact your clients and your practice. This legal guide will cover types of firearms, improper transfers and legal ownership of firearms. It will also offer an objective legal analysis of the use of inter-vivos and testamentary transfers and trusts that will allow your clients to successfully and legally transfer these unique assets to their intended beneficiaries. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Gun Laws and Firearms Designations
  2. Transfers of Firearms: Key Rules and Tools
  3. Gun Trusts: Drafting and Administration
  4. Firearms Forms
  5. Legal Ethics
  6. Firearms in Estate Administration

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education

Credit Hrs State Credit Approval Expiration
CLE 8.00 NY * 04/18/2020
CLE 6.50 PA * 04/18/2020

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Gun Laws and Firearms Designations
    8:30 - 10:15, Eric A. George
    1. Key Firearms Designations to Understand: Title I, Title II, Antiques, Accessories, Curios and Relics
    2. Title I State Firearms Control Assistance (the "Original" Gun Control Act)
    3. Title II National Firearms Act (NFA)
    4. ATF Regulation 41F
    5. State and Local Laws, Rules, and Issues
    6. Removing Firearms From the NFA as Collectibles
  2. Transfers of Firearms: Key Rules and Tools
    10:30 - 12:00, Eric A. George
    1. NFA Transfer Rules and Compliance Issues
    2. Choice of Transfer Tools
      1. Inter-Vivos vs. Testamentary
      2. Gun Trust vs. Business Entity
      3. Gun Trust vs. Conventional Living Trust
    3. State Firearm Permissions, Registration, and Transfer Rules
    4. NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) Verification
    5. Gifting and Sale Requirements, Formalities, Implications
    6. Documenting Transfers
  3. Gun Trusts: Drafting and Administration
    1:00 - 1:45, Eric A. George
    1. Gun Trust Basics and Requirements
    2. Definition of "Responsible Person"
    3. CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) Notification Rules
    4. Review/Analysis of a Gun Trust Sample Agreement
    5. NFA Trust Accompanying Documents
    6. The Multi-Generational AP Gun Trust
    7. Multi-State Ownership Issues
    8. Gun Trust Administration Issues
      1. Adding/Removing Trustees and Beneficiaries
      2. Sharing Firearms
      3. Trustee/Beneficiary Liability Issues
      4. Disability, Death and Firearms
  4. Firearms Forms
    1:45 - 2:45, Brett J. Riegel
    1. NFA Forms
      1. ATF Forms 1 and 4
      2. ATF Form 5320.23
      3. ATF Form 5
      4. ATF Form 5320.20
      5. ATF Form 5330.20
      6. eForms: Pros and Cons
    2. State Forms: Concealed Carry, Registration, Etc.
  5. Legal Ethics
    3:00 - 4:00, Brett J. Riegel
    1. Attorney and Adviser Liability
    2. Conflicts of Interest
    3. Protecting Confidentiality
    4. Attorney Fees and Engagement Agreements
  6. Firearms in Estate Administration
    4:00 - 4:40, Brett J. Riegel
    1. Registration Issues
    2. Verifying Beneficiary Ability to Own the Firearm
    3. In-State Transfers of Title I Firearms
    4. Selling Estate-Held Firearms: Legal Best Practices
    5. Out-of-State Transfers via a Federally-Licensed Dealer
    6. Procedures for Legally Transferring Title II Firearms
    7. Regular Living Trusts Funded With Firearms: What Must be Done
    8. Gun Trusts in Estate Administration
ERIC A. GEORGE is principal of the Law Offices of Eric A. George in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Mr. George has previously lectured at seminars on various types of estate planning, business succession, and asset protection topics. He also is associated with the Community College of Philadelphia and the Family Owned Business Workshop Series as an instructor on business succession planning. Mr. George has written articles in business and trade publications. He earned his B.A. degree from Arcadia University, his J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law, and his LL.M. degree from Villanova University.

BRETT J. RIEGEL is a founding member of the Stroudsburg law firm of ARM Lawyers. He is also an independent contract attorney for U.S. Law Shield and a frequent lecturer at their various gun law seminars. Mr. Riegel has previously lectured for National Business Institute on student records, criminal, and evidence issues. He has focused his practice on providing aggressive, thorough criminal defense representation, and has also focused his practice on family law and other civil litigation matters, including personal injury, business litigation, real estate litigation and appeals. Mr. Riegel has handled hundreds of criminal matters, including many which proceeded to trial in 14 different judicial districts in the common pleas courts of Pennsylvania, and seven different judicial districts in New Jersey, as well as the Federal District Courts for the Middle District and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Riegel has handled appellate matters before the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and before the Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. He is listed as a Pennsylvania Criminal Law Super Lawyer for 2015 and 2016. Mr. Riegel earned his B.S. degree from Dickinson College and his J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

NY CLE: 8.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Areas of Professional Practice: 7.00, Ethics: 1.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 8.0 credit hours. 7.0 hours can be applied to the areas of professional practice requirement and is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys. 1.0 hour can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement and is approved for experienced attorneys.

PA CLE: 6.50 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. This program may qualify for up to 6.5 hours of distance learning credit, including 5.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse distance learning CLE credit. No more than 6.0 hours of distance learning CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.

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