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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Beware of the SLAT Divorce Trap

Andrew M. Logan — The Spousal Lifetime Access Trust, or SLAT, has become one of the most popular estate planning strategies employed by married couples. It is an irrevocable trust created by one spouse (the “grantor”) for the benefit of the other spouse and, usually, other family members. Like many irrevocable trusts, the assets transferred…

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Before You Pack Your Swimsuit. . .

Haley B. Bybee — With most of the world finally back open to visitors, people are more eager to travel than ever before. Whether you are planning an African safari, a Caribbean cruise, or the ultimate Patagonia adventure, your pre-travel checklist should always include a review of your estate plan and related documents. So, before you…

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IRC Section 2701 and Gifts of Carried Interests

James R. O’Neill — The transfer in the course of estate planning of a fund manager’s carried interest early in the life of a fund (when the carried interest has a modest value) can be an attractive way in which to remove anticipated future appreciation from the manager’s estate at a nominal gift tax cost. However,…

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ChatGPT, Esq. Has Entered the Legal Chatroom

Sara K. Osinski — ChatGPT passed the bar exam on its first try. To make matters more alarming, ChatGPT can draft someone’s Will in a matter of minutes. Before sounding the unemployment alarms, what is ChatGPT exactly? ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (“AI”) that produces human-like responses in text form. Since its launch…

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