The Tax Aspects of Asset Protection CLE
The Tax Aspects of Asset Protection Trusts, Including Income, Estate, Gift and Reporting and Compliance



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Course Description

Rebroadcast – November 16, 2020

  • 8:00-10:15am PT / 9:00-11:15am MT / 10:00-12:15pm CT / 11:00-1:15pm ET

This program was recorded on September 29, 2020

This course will examine the income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax aspects of asset protection trusts, including various planning opportunities. It will examine planning with both domestic (“DAPT”) and foreign asset protection trusts (“FAPT”). It will review the tax compliance and reporting requirements related to DAPTs and FAPTs.

Attorney Anna E. ElsAnna E. Els
With an emphasis on wealth preservation, Anna Els’ practice is focused on trusts and estates planning. She works primarily with high net worth individuals. Her area of expertise are tax, trusts and estates.

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Attorney Jonathan E. GopmanJonathan E. Gopman
Jonathan Gopman is a partner in Akerman’s Naples office and also spends substantial time in the Fort Lauderdale office. Jonathan’s practice focuses on sophisticated wealth accumulation and preservation planning strategies for entrepreneurs. He assists entrepreneurs with their personal and business planning needs at all phases of the wealth accumulation and preservation cycle. In his practice Jonathan takes a four part approach to wealth preservation planning by assisting individuals in implementing sophisticated estate planning, tax deferral, tax-favored investment and asset protection structures. Jonathan’s personal practice emphasizes international wealth preservation planning. Jonathan has substantial experience in assisting high net worth families with international and domestic estate planning, implementing foreign trust structures, business planning and general tax planning. Jonathan is an adjunct professor in taxation at Ave Maria Law School in Naples, Florida

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Attorney Melissa A. RodriguezMelissa A. Rodriguez
Melissa Rodriguez focuses her practice on structuring and implementing methods for clients’ wealth and business succession. She works with high net worth individuals to achieve their objectives while minimizing income and transfer tax exposure. In addition, Melissa represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service in matters concerning gift, estate, and fiduciary income tax. She also has experience in establishing and obtaining federal tax exemption for nonprofit organizations.

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  1. General Overview of Asset Protection Trusts.
  2. Gift Tax Aspects of Asset Protection Trusts.
  3. Estate Tax Aspects of Asset Protection Trusts.
  4. Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Aspects of Asset Protection Trusts.
  5. Income Tax Aspects of Asset Protection Trusts.
  6. Tax Reporting and Compliance Issues with Asset Protection Trusts.
  7. Planning Opportunities with Asset Protection Trusts.