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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CLE on Decanting


The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Tax and Non-Tax Aspects of Decanting Irrevocable Trusts 2014, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  Provided below is a description of the event:

Decanting is an increasingly popular strategy among estate planning practitioners to restructure otherwise irrevocable trusts to accomplish a variety of tax and non-tax objectives for their clients.

Attend this audio program and learn from some of the nation’s top practitioners the principal circumstances in which decanting is an appropriate strategy. The panelists will discuss practical and jurisdictional issues, with a particular emphasis on how decanting can be used to avoid or resolve trust disputes among trust beneficiaries. The panelists will also address the likely tax consequences of decanting based upon the most compelling commentaries that have been submitted to the IRS to date. The panelists will also discuss some recent Court decisions which have an impact on decanting, including the recent Delaware Supreme Court Peierls decision.


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