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Estate Planning Bundle - Illinois CLE

Total Credits:30 Ethics/Specialty Credits:10.5
Bundle Price:$495 (Save $1,030!)

We have selected our most popular lectures and bundled them together into our Estate Planning Bundle. This Bundle contains 30 Credit Hours of IL Approved CLE Lectures - satisfying all your professional responsibility requirements including 4 hours of ethics, one hour of diversity/inclusion and one hour of mental health/substance abuse.

It is important for all lawyers to stay abreast of ethical rules and considerations, but it can be especially tricky for small firm and solo practitioners who are in the trenches with client contact while also juggling firm management, business deve...

Ethics Credits:2.75

The many advantages of revocable trusts have made them a go-to as a vehicle for estate planning. But as with all legal remedies, the decision whether to implement them should be determined on a case by case basis. This CLE course will offer a comple...

General:1.5 Ethics:1

Social Media has changed the way the people interact and share information in ways that seemed unthinkable a few years ago. This CLE course will explain the types of social media that exist and how they can be ethically used in your practice or as m...

Ethics Credits:1.5

President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act making massive changes to business, personal, estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, planning for itemized dedu...

General Credits:1.5

This CLE program will discuss how estate planners can use technology, sometimes in creative ways, to enhance their practice, add efficiencies and cost savings, and provide better protection from problems. How can document generation software enable...

Ethics Credits:1.25

The estate planning world is focused on the uncertainty of repeal (or not) which has profound impact on what planning might be appropriate. But practitioners should not overlook the stream of new developments that might impact clients now. This CLE...

General Credits:1.25

The Supreme Court of Alaska just held that Alaska could not require that proceedings relating to the transfer of assets to an Alaska self-settled trust be before an Alaska court. The Court did not invalidate self-settled trusts created in that stat...

General Credits:1.25

The United States is reported to be the world’s greatest financial and tax havens. Investors from around the world are purchasing real property and assets in the United States. Additionally, U.S. citizens and residents deploy their capital around th...

General Credits:1

Asset protection planning is appropriate for every client, not only the wealthy surgeon or wealthy business owner creating an asset protection trust (APT). With the declining relevance of estate tax planning, and the possible repeal of the federal e...

General Credits:1

Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements (“agreements”) are ubiquitous in matrimonial practice. In order to achieve optimum results for clients, it is beneficial for agreements to be drafted using an interdisciplinary approach. A key area where it is...

General Credits:1

Trusts are one of the most powerful tools for planning to minimize the risk to assets in a future divorce. However, in order to achieve optimal results for clients, trusts must be drafted and administered in a manner that provides protection. Tradit...

General Credits:1

SLAT planning can provide tremendous planning benefits for many married clients. With proper tailoring for the current environment, a useful default estate and financial planning strategy is to employ non-reciprocal spousal lifetime access trusts (&l...

General Credits:1

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In a...

Div Credits:1

Art is unlike many other occupations. It combines the creative passions of inspiration and personal vision with the business acumen of marketing and salesmanship. For this reason, it is an incredibly difficult asset to incorporate into a financial a...

General Credits:1

Life insurance policies, especially those owned by trusts (TOLI) are facing a crisis. 45% of life policies purchased between 1982 and 2003 were non-guaranteed universal life policies. Of those polices 23%-25% are projected to lapse prematurely. Prem...

General Credits:1

Substantial sums of money have been raised by crowdfunding websites. Yet, there seems to be little law, and even less guidance, for those using this fundraising approach. This CLE program will identify some of the legal and tax issues and give advis...

General Credits:1

Whatever happens with Tax Reform charitable giving is evolving in dramatic ways. This CLE program will help guide counsel on how to advise clients in light of the many social, legal, and other changes affecting charitable giving.

General Credits:1

Estate planning has been transformed in large part by the dramatic increase in the estate tax exemption. Regardless of whether Tax Reform is enacted or whether it doubles the gift and estate tax exemption as proposed, very few decedents pay an estat...

General Credits:1

This CLE will discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017 making massive changes to personal and estate tax rules. Every aspect of planning will be affected: asset protection, charitable giving, plan...

General Credits:1

Charitable giving will be hit hard by the new tax law. Estimates are that donations might drop by $14 Billion because of the Tax Cut Jobs Act of 2017. How did the new law change charitable giving? What planning strategies should average donors, weal...

General Credits:1

This CLE program presented by Andrew Katzenberg, will compare private foundations to donor advised funds. The discussion will include an explanation of what each entity is, how they can be used and the pros and cons of each. Andrew will also discu...

General Credits:1

With ever-changing and expanding social media, it is important for attorneys to understand the ethical boundaries in case investigations and when collecting evidence. This CLE will review various issues of relevance, including wiretap laws, pretexti...

Ethics Credits:1

Retainer agreements (engagement letters) are critical to establish and document the understanding the practitioner has with the client. They are an important step that practitioners can take to identify expected actions and protect practitioners fro...

Ethics Credits:1

Presented by seasoned attorney and acclaimed author on intervention Mick Meagher, Esq., this CLE course offers insight into identifying the signs of addiction within the accepted guidelines and how to define addiction and addictive behaviors. The co...

MH/SA Credits:1

Starting with a general overview of trusts and fundamental concepts and issues common to all trusts, this CLE presentation will quickly advance to topics like revoking irrevocable trusts, keeping trusts flexible and retaining control through the use...

General Credits:1
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