National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series

The Robert G. Alexander Webinar Series was launched in September 2013 to provide estate planners with accessible, high quality, multi-disciplinary and supplemental education.  Programs typically take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm ET. 

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Registration Options & Fees

Registration is available for individual webinars or by purchasing a yearly series subscription, which offers acccess to all of the programs scheduled during the calendar year for one low price.  

Individual Series Type
$40 $280 ($360 value) Accredited Estate Planner® designee or Estate Planning Law Specialist certificant
$40 $280 ($360 value) Junior/Student (available to a Junior or Student member of an NAEPC-affiliated council or one who is in the process of attaining the AEP® designation by virtue of being enrolled in either the required or an elective course offered by The American College
$60 $420 ($540 value) Member of an affiliated local estate planning council or at-large member of NAEPC
$100 $700 ($900 value) Non-member
$250 $1,125 ($2,250 value) Council meeting / group gathering (one feed to be shown in a single location to a group that has gathered together)
Additional feeds available for $25 per feed per webinar by contacting us after the initial registration

How to Register

  • To register for an individual program, please click on the "register here" option associated with the program you wish to attend. 
  • Register for the series

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is available at most webinars for Accredited Estate Planner® designees.  In addition, a general certificate of completion will be made available for those professionals who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.  Please contact webinars@naepc.org prior to attending your first program if you have any questions with regard to the availabililty of credit.. 

Questions  

Download the handy webinar FAQ page, email us, or phone the national office at 866-226-2224.


Next Program

Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

The Melton Family Case: Climbing the Philanthropic Learning Curve, a complimentary program provided with Trusts & Estates and sponsored by the Accredited Estate Planner® Designation

Philip B. Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, AEP®, CAP®, Tony Macklin, CAP®, Jennie Zioncheck, CAP®, MFT


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The Competitive Context
Estate planners are rapidly adopting the NAEPC Multi-Disciplinary Teaming Model.  AEP® designees are in the forefront.  In this webinar you will see that a particular specialty (advice on grant-making for philanthropic impact) is often missing, even when philanthropy is a big part of the estate plan. Be aware: certain of your competitors do offer such advice.  

The Case 
The Melton’s recently sold a significant family business. With their advisors’ help, they set up a family foundation and have made their first grants. Then comes cordial chaos as the three generations of the Melton’s try to formulate a plan for grants that align with a shared vision of impact.  

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify when strategic grant-making advice is needed
  • Identify specialists providing such advice to family foundations and large donor advised funds
  • Decide whether you will handle such advice or hand it off

Trusts & Estates has applied for continuing education credit for CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, and AEP® designees.

About our Panelists

Phil Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, AEP®, The American College
As the Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at The American College, Phil Cubeta is responsible for the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) curriculum. Phil's original training was in English Literature, and Philosophy and Psychology. He also holds the Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from The American College. He serves on the Planned Giving Advisory Board for The Carter Center (established by Jimmy and Rosalind Carter) and is a past President of the North Texas Council of Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. In 2012 he was, along with Charles Collier of Harvard, honored with the Fithian Leadership award by Advisors in Philanthropy. In that year he was also the “Power of the Purse” awardee (Advisor category) from Dallas Women’s Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Tony Macklin, CAP®, Tony Macklin Consulting
A Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, Tony consults with donor families, grantmakers, and their advisors and associations about purpose, use of resources, action planning, and learning. In four years as executive director of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, he facilitated changes in visioning, impact investing, grantmaking, trustee education, and operations for a multi-generation family. In twelve years and four roles at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, he led grantmaking and community change initiatives, advised generous entrepreneurs and families on philanthropic tools and strategy, attracted $39 million in assets and co-investments, and co-founded a social enterprise. Based in Fort Wayne, IN, Tony also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Impact Finance Center, Senior Consultant with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates, and Senior Consultant with the National Center for Family Philanthropy. He’s volunteered for more committees, task forces, and boards than he can remember.

Jennie Zioncheck, CAP®, MFT, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Jennie has served as the Director of Development at The Pittsburgh Foundation since 2012. Her primary role is the development of close working relationships with professional advisors and to assist families in their philanthropy by facilitating family meetings and the creation and delivery of educational programming. Previously, Jennie was a Marriage and Family Therapist where she specialized in the use of systems theory to enhance individual functioning in the context of families, organizations and communities. Jennie is a graduate of Seton Hill University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program and holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation. She is an experienced consultant for families facing multigenerational issues, family foundations, donor-advised fund holders, and other family enterprises during times of transition. Jennie has served as a presenter and trainer for financial advisory firms focusing on philanthropic planning, 21/64 Consulting Firm, The Advancement Network for community foundations, and The Bayer Center for Non-Profit Management. 

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Please note that the information appearing below about the Robert G. Alexander webinar series (cost, continuing education credit, etc.) does not apply to this special webinar.  

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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Growing Your Firm’s Revenue using the Non-Grantor Trust State Income Tax Chart

Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished)

This program illustrates a number of different opportunities to save state income tax using different non-grantor trust options.  The presenter will show the attendees how to use a special two-page 50-state non-grantor trust state income tax chart in order to create opportunities to save state income tax.

Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He practices in the areas of estate tax planning, income tax planning and asset protection.  He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame in 2011.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To register for the 2019 webinar series, please click HERE

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Elder Law and Special Needs Planning

Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LL.M. (taxation), CELA, AEP® (Distinguished)

This intermediate level program will provide an update on elder law and special needs planning, including how to draft a plan that works and takes into account future incapacity of the client and benefiicaries.  Use of trusts will be discussed, as well as appropriate trust distribution standards.

Bernard A. Krooks is the founding partner of the New York law firm Littman Krooks LLP and chair of its elder law and special needs department. He is past president of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County, NY serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

A frequent presenter at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and other national estate planning conferences, Mr. Krooks is immediate-past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association. He is past president and fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), past president and founding member of the New York Chapter of NAELA, past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and past president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national invitation-only non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with special needs and their families.

Mr. Krooks, author of numerous articles on elder law and related topics, is chair of the Elder Law Committee of Trusts & Estates Magazine, and serves on the Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To register for the 2019 webinar series, please click HERE

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Longevity

Cynthia L. Hutchins, CRPC, CIMA

Detailed information regarding this presentation will be posted soon.

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Archived/On-Demand Programs

Missed a live program?  Not to worry!  Archives of all programs are available.   The fee to participate is the same as the live feed unless otherwise noted.  If you registered for and attended a specific program, and would like replay access, please contact NAEPC at webinars@naepc.org.


To obtain an archive of the following programs, please click HERE.

  • Technology in Your Estate Planning Practice - Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, PFS, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege in a Team Environment - Kim Kamin, JD, AEP® and David Blickenstaff, JD
  • Leaving a Lasting Legacy - Eric Weiner, Ph.D.
  • The Generational Solution - Leonard Renier
  • Qualified Opportunity Zones - Marc L. Schultz, Esq.
  • Business Clients Succession Planning - Peter J. Merrick, FMA, CFP®, TEP, FCSI, DTM  
  • Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Life Settlement Case Studies and How to Protect Client Best Interests - Jon B. Mendelsohn, CEO and Co-Founder of Ashar Group/Ashar SMV (Download the recording of this program HERE after contacting NAEPC for the password.)
  • Working Well with Widows - Kathleen M. Rehl, Ph.D., CFP®, CeFT® 
  • Incorporating Long-Term Care, Longevity Annuities, and Investment Risk Into A Retirement Income Plan - Jamie P. Hopkins, JD, MBA, LLM, CFP®  

To obtain an archive of the following programs, please click HERE.

  • New Developments in Charitable Giving - Lawrence P. Katzenstein, Atty., AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Longevity Changes Everything When it Comes to Life Insurance Valuation - Jon B. Mendelsohn, CEO and Co-Founder of the Ashar Group/Ashar SMV - Click to watch
  • Non-Tax Developments of Interest to Estate Planners: An Overview of Recent Cases of Significance for all Estate Planning Professionals - Jeffrey N. Pennell, JD
  • High Tax Free Compounded Returns: The Keys to Building Wealth and Accomplishing Significant Financial Planning - Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished)  and Jeff Glickman
  • S.A.V.E. Yourself: How to survive the most horrific episodes of life (not your typical estate planning topic) -  Chad Sheehan, Siouxland law enforcement veteran
  • The Top 20 Insurance Planning Mistakes - How to Avoid or At Least Fix Them  - Lawrence Brody, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Advising the Wealthy in Times of Protracted and Unprecedented Political, Economic, Cultural and Scientific Change  - Joshua S. Rubenstein, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • What the Estate Planner Needs to Know about Roth Retirement Plans  - Natalie B. Choate, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Philanthropic Times, They are a Changing  - Betsy Brill, MBA; Laura Malone, CAP®, CEPA; Jennifer Klein Strauss, JD
  • Professional Collaboration: The Rock Star vs. the Whole Band  - Heidi K. Gardner, PhD
  • Major and Blended Gifts   - A. Charles Schultz, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Sold a Dream, Woke Up in a Nightmare: Educating Your Clients about a Timeshare's True Costs - Chuck McDowell, President and CEO of Wesley Financial Group - Click to watch
  • Post-Mortem Estate Planning   - Jeremiah W. Doyle, JD, LL.M. (banking law), AEP® (Distinguished) 

To obtain an archive of the following programs, please click HERE.

  • DOL Fiduciary: When They're Running You Out of Town - Get at the Head of the Line and Make it Look Like a Parade! - Kim O'Brien, MBA; Richard M. Weber, MBA, CLU®AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Powers of Appointment, Turney P. Berry, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Negative Basis Partnership Freeze, Jerome M. Hesch, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Valuation Issues in Estate Planning, David P. Adams, CPA, ABV, ASA
  • Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity: Can You Really Avoid a Guardianship?, Diana S.C. Zeydel, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • A Potpourri of Planning Ideas with Life Insurance, Lee J. Slavutin, MD, CLU®, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Meet the Rileys: Can this Case be Closed?, Philip Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, CAP®, AEP® 
  • Estate Planning Through an Asset Protection Lens - It's Not Just Self-Settled Trusts, Gideon Rothschild, JD, CPA, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • The Perfect Modern Trust Including Income Tax Sheltering Opportunities, Richard A. Oshins, JD, LL.M., MBA, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Integrating Asset Protection Planning Into Your Estate Planning Practice, Douglass S. Lodmell, JD, LL.M., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Lodmell & Lodmell, P.C.
  • A December Guide to the Trump Tax Act: Where We Stand and New Planning Opportunities, Steven J. Oshins, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)

To obtain an archive of the following programs, please email the national office or phone 866-226-2224, making sure to include the specific webinar you wish to purchase.

  • A Year in Review: An Estate Planners Perspective - Howard M. Zaritsky, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished) & John O'Grady
  • Business Succession Planning - Louis A. Mezzullo, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Life Insurance as an Asset Class - Richard M. Weber, MBA, CLU®, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Grantor Trusts - Third Party and Grantor Debt: What Are the Effects During Life and At and After Death? - Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Pulling a Rabbit Out of the GRAT Hat: Some of the Most Creative Structural GRAT Planning Ideas We See Out There - S. Stacy Eastland, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) 
  • Secondary Planning for Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs) - Evan D. Unzelman, President, Sterling Foundation Management, LLC
  • Tax and Estate Planning for Divorce - Carlyn McCaffrey, LL.B., LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Income Tax Deductions for Charitable Bequests of IRD - Christopher R. Hoyt, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Tricky GST Issues - David A. Handler, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Top Ten Estate Planning and Estate Tax Developments of 2016 - Ronald D. Aucutt, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)

  • Life Insurance Policy Valuation: At Best an Art, Not a Science  Lawrence Brody, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Sophisticated Drafting and Administration Issues for Special Needs Trusts    Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LL.M., CELA, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Basis Planning  John J. Scroggin, JD, LL.M., AEP®
  • Decanting an Irrevocable Trust: The Ultimate Do-Over  Steven J. Oshins , JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Sophisticated Transfer Planning Strategies for Business Owners  Diana S.C. Zeydel, JD, LL.M.
  • Your Clients May Not Be Cyborgs But You Still Must Plan for Their Digital Assets  Gerry W. Beyer, JD, LL.M., JSD, AEP® (Distinguished) Nominee
  • Financed Life Insurance with Exit Strategies  Michael W. Halloran, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Subchapter J (Income Tax of Trusts and Estates) - The Forgotten Tax  Jeffrey N. Pennell, JD
  • Estate and Asset Protection Planning for Retirement Benefits   Edwin P. Morrow III, JD, LL.M. (tax), MBA, CFP®, RFC
  • 2014 Planning With 99 Year GRATs, 33 Year CLATs, and UPSPATS that are Ready To Go!  Turney P. Berry, JD, AEP®
  • Avoiding the Twilight Zone of Estate Administration M. Holly Isdale, JD
  • Charitable Strategies to Help Create and Protect Legacy Laura Malone, CAP®, CEPA
  • Family Investment Partnerships: Structure, Design, Issues & Problems (Beyond the Valuation Discount) Paul S. Lee, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Increasing Client Receptivity from The Right Side of the Table Todd Fithian
  • The ATRA-Math: Estate Planning After the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012  Thomas J. Pauloski, JD
  • Perspectives on the Future of Estate Planning as a Profession  Lawrence Brody, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished) , Stuart Kessler, CPA/PFS, JD, LL.M., AEP® (Distinguished) & Jeffrey N. Pennell, JD
  • Special Needs Trusts, What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LL.M., CELA, AEP®
  • The Changing Landscape of Planning for Gay and Lesbian Couples: Opportunities (and Risks) Post-DOMA  Erica Nadeau, CPA & Scott E. Squillace, Esq.
  • The Hybrid Domestic Asset Protection Trust:  a Third-Party Trust That Can Turn Into a Self-Settled Trust Steven J. Oshins , JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • How Collaborative Teams Work and Why They Are Essential For High Net Worth Clients  Albert E. Gibbons, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • 2014 Heckerling Institute Highlights  Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Cognitive Errors in Group Decision Making Nancy B. Rapoport
  • In-home, Private-duty Care is on the Rise: Understanding the Impact of New Legislation and How to Help Clients with Employment Risks & Responsibilities Tom Breedlove / Care.com (No fee to participate)
  • Case Studies on In-Home Care: Important Information for Your Clients presented by Care.com Tom Breedlove / Care.com (No fee to participate)
  • Financial Reform: Impact on Your Merchant Account sponsored by LawPay®  Janelle Benefield / LawPay® (No fee to participate)

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made prior to 14 days of the webinar will be eligible for a 75% refund. Cancellations within 14 days are not eligible for refund. All cancellations will receive the replay link. Please direct questions about billing or refunds to Webinars@ConferTel.net or 866-930-4500.

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