Welcome to Future Wealth Navigator

Sean R. Weissbart, Andrew J. Haas, and Kyle G. Durante — Welcome to Future Wealth Navigator! Authored by Blank Rome LLP’s dedicated Trusts & Estates team of seasoned estate and tax planning and administration attorneys from across the country, Future Wealth Navigator is a one-stop shop for all matters trusts and estates. Readers can expect in-depth…

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Don’t Wait until Time Is Up

Sara K. Osinski — Lately, friends, family, and clients seem to be asking the same questions: “When should I think about estate planning? Is it actually necessary for me to have an estate plan?” As life is unpredictable, it is better to start planning sooner rather than later. In fact, upon attaining the legal age of…

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A Different Kind of IPO: Going “Public” with Your Private Foundation

Andrew M. Logan — Many philanthropically minded clients have established their own private foundations to support charitable causes they believe in now, and to serve as a vehicle for giving for future generations of their family. While many family foundations flourish for multiple generations, many others struggle to survive for a single generation after the founders…

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A Promise Is a Promise: The Enforceability of Charitable Pledges under New York Law

Haley B. Bybee — Charitable contributions are often utilized in estate planning to assist a client not only in supporting his or her favorite charities but also to reduce tax liabilities both during life and at death. However, before clients agree to make any charitable contributions, they should understand that the agreements between themselves and charitable…

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Transfer on Death Beneficiary Designations for Financial and Real Property Assets

James R. O’Neill — Transfer on Death (“TOD”), also known as Payable on Death (“POD”), account registrations are a popular way to avoid the requirement to pass assets through probate upon death and operate as an alternative to retitling assets into a revocable trust during life. Typically used with financial accounts, a TOD account registration designates…

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