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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|$40||$280 ($360 value)||Accredited Estate Planner® designee or Estate Planning Law Specialist certificant|
|$40||$280 ($360 value)||Student (available to a student who is enrolled either full or part time in an undergraduate or graduate program, majoring in the disciplines of legal, accounting, trust, insurance/financial planning, or philanthropy)|
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|$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)
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For Our Councils
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 for a reduced cost of $400. Choose the "Pro-Rated Group Gathering" option on the online registration form and we will contact you promptly for your selections and to provide the program link and accompanying materials.
Councils that wish to offer continuing education credit must become the provider with their state and/or governing body.
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to attending your first program if you have any questions with regard to the availability of credit.
Event Conduct Policy
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Wednesday, December 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Elizabeth Forspan, Esq.
Elizabeth Forspan, Esq. of Forspan Klear, LLP, a New York-based Estate Planning and Elder Law firm, will discuss the various aspects of planning for those with disabilities as well as planning for clients with family members who are disabled and in receipt of government benefits. The lecture will include a discussion of Supplemental Needs Trusts and the taxation of such trusts. Elizabeth will also review important information regarding guardianship and conservatorship proceedings as well as planning with advance directives.
Elizabeth speaks throughout the United States on various aspects of Elder Care Planning, Tax Law and Estate Planning. She was the recipient of the prestigious Max Block Award for Outstanding Article in the Category of Technical Analysis, awarded by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ CPA Journal for her article “Casualty Losses for Property Damaged by Hurricane Sandy”.
Elizabeth has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate and Elder Law in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Elizabeth has been featured in New York Magazine, MarketWatch, and she has been quoted in the New York Times. Elizabeth’s articles and contributions have been featured in the New York Law Journal.
Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, where she graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Caroline D. Ciraolo and John D. (Don) Fort
Caroline Ciraolo, former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, is a partner with Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP and founder of its Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on civil tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits, administrative appeals, and litigation, providing tax advice, conducting internal investigations, and representing individuals and entities in criminal tax investigations and prosecutions. Caroline is Immediate Past President of the American College of Tax Counsel and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (International Tax Controversies and Criminal Tax Law and Procedure) and University of Baltimore School of Law Graduate Tax Program (Tax Practice and Procedure and Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Tax Crimes).
John D. (Don) Fort is the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division. Mr. Fort is currently the Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and the Chief Business Officer for IVIX Tech. Having spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement for the federal government, Mr. Fort has deep expertise in financial crimes, and has developed an extensive network of connections both within the government and in private industry. At K&F, he now assists clients facing governmental investigations involving all manner of alleged financial and economic crimes, including tax controversies or suspected tax crimes, money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act violations. Mr. Fort also is involved in conducting internal investigations and advising clients on compliance regimes.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Terry L. Turnipseed, JD, LL.M. (taxation)
Modern love means planning for the inevitability of the end of a marriage and for domicile changes (1) between elective share jurisdictions, and (2) between separate and community property jurisdictions. Failure to plan can have grave consequences for clients. This intermediate level presentation will not only discuss migrating couples but also planning for and around the elective share.
Professor Terry L. Turnipseed is a Professor of Law and Professor of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, a Director at Frost Law, and Counsel to Tarlow Breed Hart & Rogers.
Professor Turnipseed is an experienced estate planning and tax advisor and a Professor of Law and Engineering. As an attorney in private practice, he has developed and implemented complex tax planning strategies. Professor Turnipseed also represented a number of large trust beneficiaries with fiduciary issues. He has expertise in complex domestic and international estate planning, including substantial asset protection experience.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Alan S. Gassman, JD, LL.M. (Taxation), AEP® (Distinguished)
Estate Planners must be aware of opportunities and risks involved in designing and implementing estate and estate tax plans. Risks include scrutiny by the IRS, Audit representation cost, and possible taxes, interest, and penalties that can be imposed when there is a disagreement over tax reporting or treatment of a particular strategy or entity or situation.
This intermediate presentation will review primary planning strategies, entities, and arrangements with a view towards how the IRS may treat various situations from an audit and tax interest and penalty stand point. The viewer will receive practical and technical guidance along with explanations of strategies and communications that can be important with respect to this subject matter.
Alan S. Gassman is a board certified Trust and Estates lawyer. He is the founder of the Clearwater, Florida law firm called Gassman, Crotty and Denicolo, P.A., which is an 8 lawyer firm that focuses on the representation of high net worth families, physicians, and business owners and their companies in estate planning, taxation, and business and personal asset structuring. Mr. Gassman is a frequent speaker for continuing education programs and has published well over 200 peer reviewed articles with publications such as Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting, Trusts and Estates Magazine, Estate Planning Magazine, The Florida Bar Journal, Forbes, and Leimberg Information Services Inc. (LISI). He is also a past President of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council and has also co-chaired over 40 Florida Bar continuing legal education programs, including over 15 years each for Wealth Protection and Representing the Physician. Mr. Gassman is the co-creator with Professor Jerry Hesch of the EstateView Software.
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 email@example.com.
Individuals and other groups are welcome to register for any program during the 2022 year HERE.
- Family Matters: How Business-Owning Families Can Work Together for a Unified Future - Claudia B. Sangster
- Spousal Trusts: Opportunities and Pitfalls - Matthew G. Brown, J.D.
- Current Issues in Estate and Gift Tax Audits and Litigation - John W. Porter, B.B.A., J.D., AEP® (Distinguished)
- An Overview of Planning and Issue-Spotting for Multinational Individuals and Families - Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Esq. and Karen L. Witherell, Esq.
- Complimentary webinar co-hosted with the Society of Financial Service Professionals: Rewirement: Rewiring The Way You Think About Retirement - Jamie Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LL.M., CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP® (View the recording of this program HERE.)
- Building Blocks of Blockchain: Planning with Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency - Abigail Earthman, JD, LL.M.
- Do's and Don'ts of Estate Planning for Millennials - Christine S. Wakeman, JD
- Ten Ways to Protect Your Client's Digital Assets - Betsy L. Ehrenberg
- Hot Topics in Estate Planning (Finding Gems in the Ashes of the Dumpster Fire) - Paul S. Lee, JD, LL.M. (taxation), AEP® (Distinguished)
- Introducing the In Marriage QDRO® - A Brand New Option - Marcus T. Foote, JD and Stephanie N. Prestridge, JD
- After All That - Lifetime Transfers That Still Work - Louis A. Mezzullo, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
Interested in obtaining an archive of the following programs, all hosted during calendar year 2021, please click HERE.
- Estate Planning for Modern Families: Planning for Diversity and Flexibility - Wendy S. Goffe, JD, AEP® (Distinguished) and Kim Kamin, JD, AEP®
- Social Security Considerations in Estate Planning - Sophia Duffy, JD, CPA, and Stephen B. Parrish, JD, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®
- The Impact of Testamentary Documents in a Divorce: a Divorce Attorneys' Perspective - Natalia C. Wilson, JD
- Planning for Business Owners and Trusts in Light of Changing Income Tax Rates - Steven B. Gorin, JD, CPA, CGMA®, AEP® (Distinguished)
- Income Tax Planning for Real Estate Using Estate Planning Techniques - Jerome M. Hesch, MBA, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
- 2021 Income Tax Planning Strategies including IRA Strategies - Robert S. Keebler, CPA/PFS, MST, AEP® (Distinguished), CGMA®
- Tax-Smart Charitable Giving, Especially with Retirement Assets - Christopher R. Hoyt, JD, AEP® (Distinguished)
- 529 Planning: Happy 25th Birthday - Susan T. Bart, JD
- Well-Being Trusts - the Future of Imbuing Trusts with Positivity, Meaning and Purpose - Richard S. Franklin, JD, LL.M. and Raymond C. Odom, JD, CFP®
- Complimentary webinar co-hosted with the Society of Financial Service Professionals: Methods to Fund Buy-Sell Agreements - James S. Aussem, JD, AEP® (View the recording of this program HERE.)
- The Future Client and the Future Advisor - George Nichols III, President & CEO, The American College of Financial Services and Dien Yuen, JD, LL.M. (International Law), CAP®, AEP®
- Post-Election Estate Planning: The Tsunami Continues to Roll In - Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Esq., AEP® (Distinguished)
- Growing your Business and Network in a Virtual World: A "Back to Basics" 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®; Gregory E. Sellers, CPA, AEP®
To obtain an archive of the following pre-2021 programs, please email the national office or phone 866-226-2224, making sure to include the specific webinar you wish to purchase.
- Virtual Shift: How to Work Online with Meetings, Webinars and More - Dean DeLisle, Founder and CEO, Forward Progress, Inc.
- 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
- 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 (View 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®
- 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)
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