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. 

Not able to attend on the live date and time? 
Register anyway! We'll send you a link to the webinar archive so you can view it at your own convenience.

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. ​

NAEPC understands that councils want and need compelling virtual programming options to supplement their regular calendar of events. To accommodate this need, NAEPC is offering affiliated councils on-demand* access to any four webinars presented during the 2020 calendar year for a reduced cost of $400. Choose the "Pro-Rated Group Gathering" option below and we will contact you promptly for your selections and to provide the link and password.

Councils that wish to offer continuing education credit must become the provider with their state and/or governing body.

*Programs must be offered to your members at least three days after the live viewing.  NAEPC will provide a website link and a password, which can be used to show the program to council members and guests who have gathered together on a virtual meeting.

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 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

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Virtual Shift: How to Work Online with Meetings, Webinars and More

Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO, Forward Progress

In order to help Business Advisors, Dean DeLisle has assembled this informative webinar to show you the best practices to help stay connected and engaged with your teams and audiences going forward. We are in a new virtual world and now need to adjust our business and work practices. Dean will show you techniques using examples from Zoom, GotoWebinar, Microsoft Teams, and other collaborative software. In this period of adjustment, it is essential not only to learn to how to work remotely, but also stay connected with each other. We will show methods relating to meetings, webinars, building and sharing content and even having some fun in the process.  This will be the new normal for a while, and in these times, we must stay connected and help each other to adjust. Many of our clients are experiencing an increase in business services by making a few simple modifications and learning some new technology.

As Founder and CEO of Forward Progress, Dean leads his core team to provide digital thought leadership marketing solutions, serving over 2,000 corporate clients over the past 15 years. In 2012 Dean created and released a Social Influencer Development Platform known as Social Jack. Dean is host of his own Podcast, Influence Factory, where he enjoys exclusive interviews with leading business influencers. His recent book, FIRST, The Street Guide to Digital Business Influence gives the reader proven essential steps and tools to develop thought leadership and recognition in their industry.

REGISTER HERE for the individual program. To purchase the 2020 webinar series, please click HERE.

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Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Growing Your Practice in a Virtual World: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion

Moderator - Martin M. Shenkman, CPA/PFS, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished), Panelists - Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO, Forward Progress; Thomas M. Forrest, TO, AEP® (Distinguished); Bronwyn L. Martin, MBA, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC®, CRPC®, CFS®, CMFC®, AEP®, LACP, AIF®, CFS; Ginger F. Mlakar, JD, CPA, AEP®; Gr

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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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.


Estate Planning Councils wishing to obtain an archive of the following programs, all hosted during calendar year 2020, should contact the NAEPC office at webinars@naepc.org.  Individuals and other groups are welcome to register for any program during the 2020 year HERE.

  • Planning for International Families in a time of COVID-19 - Joseph A. Field, Senior Counsel
  • Zen and the Art of Trust Modification - Susan T. Bart, JD
  • Creative Ways to Fund Business Owner Retirement - Vincent M. D'Addona, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, RFC, CExP™, MSFS, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • What Estate Planning Professionals Need to Know About Cybersecurity in the Era of COVID-19 - Justin Joy, JD, CIPP/US, CIPT
  • Planning Team Revenue Opportunities Generated by New Tax Law - Terri L. Getman, JD, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Remote Signing, Witnessing, and Notarization of Estate Planning Documents: Is the Future Here? - Timothy S. Reiniger, Esq.
  • Collaboration Matters: Working Together to Produce Extraordinary Results - Albert E. Gibbons, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®
  • The Ethical Considerations of NY State DFS Reg 187, FINRA Rule IM2210 and the UPIA Relating to "Decision Support Material" Used in the Life Insurance Decision Process: A Program for All Fiduciary Professionals - Steven S. Zeiger, CEBS, TEP 
  • Charitable Giving and Tax Planning Strategies in the TCJA Era - Patrick J. Saccogna, JD, LL.M. (taxation), CPA (inactive), AEP®
  • Basis Step-Up Strategies in Light of Portability and Tax Law Changes - Steven B. Gorin, JD, CPA, AEP®
  • Complimentary Sponsored Webinar: Life Settlement Legal and Ethical Responsibility - 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.)
  • The NEW Reverse Mortgage - 5 Ways Housing Wealth is Changing the Estate Planning Conversation - Don Graves, RICP®, CLTC® CSA

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

  • The Effect of Longevity on Your Life Priorities - Cynthia L. Hutchins, CRPC, CIMA
  • Elder Law and Special Needs Planning - Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LL.M.(taxation), CELA, AEP® (Distinguished)
  • Growing Your Firm's Revenue using the Non-Grantor Trust State Income Tax Chart - Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished)
  • 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 pre-2020 programs, please email the national office or phone 866-226-2224, making sure to include the specific webinar you wish to purchase.

  • 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) 
  • 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)
  • 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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