Tuesday, May 08, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:40 PM
BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center
387 East Main St
Tupelo, MS 38804
$339 / Each Additional
$329 / New Professional
Registration Includes Course Book
Continuing Legal Education
- MS CLE - 6.70
CPE for Accountants
- CPE for Accountants/NASBA - 8.00
- Financial Planners - 8.00
- IACET - 0.70
- NALA - 6.50
- PACE - 8.00
Provide your clients with the full spectrum of wealth preservation options.
When assessing complex information, it often helps to break items into basic building blocks. The same approach can be successful when dealing with asset protection. Be prepared for specific challenges associated with various types of trusts by understanding their unique characteristics. Our intensive full-day primer will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of trusts available. Register today!
- Determine what role the settlor will play by weighing the pros and cons of establishing an irrevocable trust over a revocable trust.
- Learn what not to do when selecting and drafting a revocable trust to avoid common mistakes.
- Learn how to choose the most beneficial vehicle for preserving your client's wealth: understand the purpose behind the various types of irrevocable trusts.
- Explore the powers and duties of personal representatives in irrevocable trusts.
- Save money on taxes with effective use of defective trusts.
- Learn why it's important to know when to file the tax return for grantor trusts.
- Determine whether a client qualifies as a beneficiary of a special needs trust.
- Don't reinvent the wheel - modify our sample trust documents and use our drafting tips to create airtight trusts.
Who Should Attend
This basic level seminar is designed for the professionals involved in creating, administering and terminating trusts:
- Accountants and CPAs
- Trust Officers
- Financial Planners
- Tax Professionals
- Where to Begin? - An Overview of Trusts
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Trusts Used for Tax Reduction
- Ethical Considerations
- Grantor Trusts
- Estate Planning for the Disabled
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.70 *
Financial Planners – Financial Planners: 8.00
International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.70
National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. – NALA: 6.50 *
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants/NASBA: 8.00 *
National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. – NFPA
Professional Achievement in Continuing Education – PACE: 8.00 *
* denotes specialty credits
Agenda / Content Covered
- WHERE TO BEGIN? - AN OVERVIEW OF TRUSTS
8:30 - 9:45, Written by Cory R. Lancaster. Presented by Haidee L. Oppie Sheffield in Biloxi and Cory R. Lancaster in Tupelo.
- Main Terms Defined
- Major Laws Governing Creation and Administration of Trusts
- Who Are the Main Parties? Their Duties and Responsibilities to a Trust
- Revocable vs. Irrevocable
- Determining Your Client's Planning Needs
- Reasons for Drafting a Trust
- Deciding Which Type of Trust to Use
- REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS
10:00 - 11:15, Written by Kaleel G. Salloum Jr. Presented by Kaleel G. Salloum Jr. in Biloxi and Cory R. Lancaster in Tupelo.
- Traditional Estate Planning vs. Revocable Trust Planning
- Credit Shelter Trusts
- Marital Deduction Trusts
- Qualified Terminable Interest Trusts (QTIPs)
- Funding the Trust
- Drafting Tips and Samples
- Common Mistakes to Avoid
- Tax Consequences
- TRUSTS USED FOR TAX REDUCTION
11:15 - 12:15, Written by Kaleel G. Salloum Jr. Presented by Kaleel G. Salloum Jr. in Biloxi and S. Gray Edmondson in Tupelo.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Qualified Domestic Trusts
- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs)
- Defective Trusts
- Education Trusts for Children and Grandchildren
- Generation Skipping Trusts
- Funding the Trust
- ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
1:15 - 2:15, Written by J. Walker Sims. Presented by Dennie B. Mayhone Jr. in Biloxi and J. Walker Sims in Tupelo.
- Who is Your Client?
- Confidentiality in Third Party Communications
- Assessing the Client's Capacity
- Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers
- GRANTOR TRUSTS
2:15 - 3:15, Written by J. Walker Sims. Presented by Haidee L. Oppie Sheffield in Biloxi and J. Walker Sims in Tupelo.
- What Grantor Trusts are Used For
- Types of Grantor Trusts
- Provisions Triggering Grantor Trust Status
- Funding the Grantor Trust - Who is the Grantor?
- Drafting Tips and Samples
- Taxation Considerations - When to File the Return?
- Administrative Power
- ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE DISABLED
3:30 - 4:40, Written by Sarah C. Stevens and Kathy Brown van Zutphen. Presented by Kathy Brown van Zutphen in Biloxi and Sarah C. Stevens in Tupelo.
- The Types of Special Needs Trusts and Their Specific Purposes
- Who Can Be the Beneficiary
- Drafting Tips and Samples
DENNIE B. MAYHONE JR. is the founder of Mayhone Elder Law, PLLC. He practices in the areas of estate planning and elder law, helping clients and their families to integrate their legal, financial, and personal care needs into a plan to enhance the quality of life for seniors and those with disabilities, and their families. Mr. Mayhone assists families to protect assets, coordinate care and gain peace of mind. He is accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist veterans and their spouses with VA benefits, including "Aid and Attendance" pension benefits. Mr. Mayhone is admitted to The Mississippi Bar and is a member of the Jackson County Bar. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, ElderCounsel, Elder Law Answers, the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. Mr. Mayhone earned his B.A. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
HAIDEE L. OPPIE SHEFFIELD is an attorney with the Law Offices of Haidee Oppie Sheffield PLLC, where she focuses her practice on estate planning, wills and trusts, estate administration and probate, and corporation planning. She is a member of the Jackson County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. Oppie Sheffield has lectured for the Jackson County Bar Association and other private organizations. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law, her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Alabama, and is currently working towards her LL.M. degree in business transactions at the University of Alabama.
KALEEL G. SALLOUM JR. practiced law on Wall Street for several years before practicing law in Gulfport. His practice areas include estate and trust planning and administration, tax planning, like kind exchanges, asset protection planning, business formations, business acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, and assisting clients with a wide range of business transactions. Mr. Salloum earned his B.B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame with a major in accounting, and passed the Uniform CPA Examination in that year. He earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Mississippi, where he served as business manager of the Mississippi Law Journal, and was named outstanding student in the field of corporate law. Mr. Salloum earned his Master of Laws in taxation from New York University. He is a member of The Mississippi Bar. Mr. Salloum is a past president of the South Mississippi Estate Planning Council, served on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar and, by appointment of the Mississippi Secretary of State, served on the Corporation Study Group in 2011.
KATHY BROWN VAN ZUTPHEN has practiced law for more than twenty years. She initially worked as a litigator in insurance defense firms, but later formed AL-MS Coastal Law, LLC, in Gulfport, Mississippi, where she focuses her practices in the areas of elder law, probate, trusts and estates, business law, and general civil litigation. Ms. van Zutphen is admitted to the Alabama State Bar and The Mississippi Bar, and to practice before all courts in Alabama and Mississippi. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and past president of the Harrison County Bar Association. Ms. van Zutphen earned her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama, where she was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.May 8 - Tupelo
S. GRAY EDMONDSON is an attorney at Barnes Law Firm, P.A., where he practices in the areas of partnership, corporate and individual tax planning; business transactions; tax controversy; estate and wealth transfer planning; probate, estate and trust litigation; asset protection; and charitable planning. He has conducted, written and directed numerous seminars for professional, academic and civic groups on taxation, business and estate planning. Mr. Edmondson is a member of The Mississippi Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law; and his LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law.
CORY R. LANCASTER is the managing member of Lancaster Law Firm, PLLC located in Tupelo, Mississippi. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, asset protection, business law and tax law. Mr. Lancaster frequently speaks to professional, civic and academic groups on the areas of law in which he specializes. He has been named as a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Mr. Lancaster is a member of several professional organizations, including WealthCounsel, a national organization of estate planning attorneys; The Mississippi Bar (Taxation, and Estates and Trusts sections); Tennessee Bar Association (Estate Planning and Probate Section); and Community Development Foundation. Mr. Lancaster is an accredited attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also a charter member of the North Mississippi Financial Planning Association where he serves as treasurer. Mr. Lancaster earned his LL.M. degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, and his Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Mississippi State University. He is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee.
J. WALKER SIMS is an attorney with Sims Law Firm. He has been practicing law in the North Mississippi area for more than 25 years. Mr. Sims handles general civil litigation in state and federal court. He also practices in the areas of elder law, wills, and estates. Mr. Sims is admitted to practice in Mississippi and before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit. He is also admitted to practice in Tennessee and before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. Mr. Sims earned his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
SARAH C. STEVENS is the managing partner at her firm Sarah Cline Stevens Attorney At Law, PLLC in Amory, Mississippi. She regularly speaks on the subjects of long-term care planning, asset protection planning, elder law and estate planning. Ms. Stevens is admitted to practice in all Mississippi Courts and is a member of ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Monroe County Bar Association. She was recently named one of North Mississippi’s Top 40 under 40 by the Tupelo Daily Journal for business and community leaders. Ms. Stevens earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.
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