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Illinois CLE - Trusts and Estates Courses

This is a listing of Trusts and Estates CLE Courses for Illinois. Please make your selection below of Illinois CLE courses. Our courses are available on CDs, DVDs, Online, and with iOS/Android App. Click "Add" to purchase Individual CLE Courses. For more information about a particular CLE course, click on a course name.

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The Patent Process for the Curious: What Lawyers Need to Know

As trusted advisors, lawyers are often asked many questions about legal matters outside their area of practice. One area of law that most lawyers do not have any experience with is patent law, and in particular, the patent prosecution process. Patent prosecution requires a special license which in turn requires passing its own exam and an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering. Because it is such a specialized area of practice, with about only 40,000 active practitioners in the US...

General Credits
1
Price$50

New York’s Brand-New Power of Attorney

This CLE will discuss the brand new Power of Attorney law that took effect June 13, 2021. Elizabeth Forspan, Esq. will go through the major changes to the form and how attorneys and others should plan accordingly. Elizabeth will review the key items to include in new powers of attorney being prepared.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Estate Planning to Prevent Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Sudden Wealth Syndrome can occur when an heir is given a significant inheritance without time and support to adjust to suddenly being wealthy. The overwhelming pressures of unexpected and/or abrupt fortune can develop into emotional and behavioral afflictions. The result is usually mismanaging and squandering the inheritance. In short, your estate plan may have avoided probate and minimized taxes … but it did not help your clients’ heirs like your client intended. This CLE presentation...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Basic Estate Planning

Understand the basics principles of estate planning in New York nd New Jersey. Some of the topics discussed include: conducting the initial client meeting and information gathering process understanding the benefits of estate planning key tax issues estate planning documents (wills, health care directives, powers of attorney, beneficiary designation forms and different types of trusts)

General Credits
2.5
Price$125

10 Clauses Fiduciaries Hate

Practitioners who draft trust documents don’t always consider that certain terms or language can make it very hard for the fiduciaries who are trying to enforce the grantor’s wishes. The panel will discuss these clauses and offer some ideas for fixes that can be incorporated into these problem provisions. Trust documents need to be comprehensive and clear. The use of certain terms or confusing language can make it nearly impossible for fiduciaries to enforce a grantor’s wishes. How terms are de...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Selling a Family Business

More and more families are thinking about selling their businesses. Taking this raises issues involving family dynamics as well as tax considerations. Our speakers will discuss best practices for dealing with these issues. Family businesses are notoriously complicated, both from the personal and economic perspective. Today, more and more families are thinking about selling their businesses, raising issues including family upheaval and tax issues that need to be considered. This CLE cou...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Planning for Tangibles

What is tangible property in general and what are the high level challenges when trying to plan for it? This CLE course will offer an overview of tangible property, how it is defined and what it includes and the planning strategies you need to know. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics such as emotional issues, testamentary plan structure, titling considerations and lifetime gifting issues.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Quid Pro Quo for Charitable Gifts

A quid pro quo (QPQ) gift is a payment made partly as a contribution and partly in consideration for goods or services provided to the donor by the charity (for example, a fundraising banquet, when a donor’s payment to when a donor’s payment to a charity exceeds the cost of the meal). Special rules apply regarding deductions for QPQ gifts. Speakers will take you through the requirements so you can keep your clients out of trouble and help them get a charitable deduction.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Fiduciary Responsibility Related to Art Assets

Selling options and issues trustees and executors need to be thinking about, fiduciary responsibility, what type of due diligence do people need to be doing and appraisals and what's changed with Covid-19 and trends fiduciaries should be aware of. The art world is often considered a good place to invest, but like in most areas, knowledge is power. This CLE course will tell you everything you need to know in order to effectively manage fiduciary responsibilities for art investment. Sel...

General Credits
1
Price$50

How to Handle Appraisals for Donations of Property

Overvaluation of real estate gifts is a big issue with the Internal Revenue Service, and this panel will explain that for real estate, art or other property, it’s important to carefully manage the process of appraisal so as not to create unnecessary issues. For example, appraisers may give a high range thinking they’re doing the donor a favor when actually the appraisal may be too high in today's market. The panel will also discuss how the 30% of adjusted gross income limit on gifts o...

General Credits
1
Price$50
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