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A Beginner’s Primer to Retirement Plan Distribution Rules

(949 reviews)

Produced on December 11, 2018

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Many people have retirement plans but few can fully articulate the basic rules concerning distributions from those plans. This is understandable considering the federal rules concerning retirement plan distributions are some of the most complex around. 

The purpose of this course, led by attorney Spencer Reames, is to give a basic introduction to - and overview of - some of the fundamental rules so that practitioners have a general understanding of the retirement plan distribution framework.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the general applicability of retirement plan distribution rules
  2. Review basic retirement plan distribution restrictions and requirements
  3. Break down requirements such as the Required Beginning Date, First Year Distribution, and the calculation of Required Minimum Distributions
  4. Address rules concerning distributions after a plan participant’s death, including death before and after the Required Beginning Date, designation of beneficiaries, general rules concerning spouses, and transfers to trusts


Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

Lawline reports attorney attendance in select states. View more about CLE reporting .

Faculty

Spencer L. Reames

Farrell Fritz, P.C

Spencer L. Reames focuses on estate planning and litigation, representing clients throughout the New York metropolitan area in probate contests, contested accountings, discovery and other related proceedings. His practice includes conducting pretrial discovery, legal research and drafting motions



Reviews

ES
Emile S.

Very informative. Enjoyed lecture.

SJ
Stuart I. J.

Very interesting!

LC
Leonard C.

This was an excellent primer!

DH
Deborah H.

Very clear presentation of complicated rules. Extremely helpful! I wish I'd seen it years ago.

KL
Kitty L.

Very clear!

PG
Paul G.

Excellent presentation of complicated subject.

AM
Agnes M.

Mr. Reames was great - very enjoyable presentation.

PS
Pam S.

Very helpful!

MW
Michael W.

Very good introduction to complex subject.

JD
James D.

Excellent

IL
Ira L.

Excellent

GP
G. Christine P.

Very good presentation, provides a great foundation for estate planning (even for myself). Thank you.

QJ
Quincy J.

This was an outstanding introductory course.

PO
Patrick O.

Terrific presentation.

PB
Peter B.

thanks

JA
James A.

Very informative, organized presentation.

DB
David B.

The course was excellent! I really enjoyed it!

JF
James F.

Excellent intro to the distribution rules

PR
Pamela R.

He is an excellent instructor -- one of the best offered by Lawline. His materials were the best of any I have received. He should offer more courses,

WC
William C.

Speaker was especially clear and concise. I have no experience in the subject matter. Nonetheless I was able to understand the information. This would not have happened without this individual's guidance.

DB
Derek B.

Thank you

CW
Catina W.

Extremely valuable

BR
Barbara R.

excellent course. material was presented in a very professional manner.

ES
Elizabeth S.

Very Informative

JO
James O.

Excellent overview of RMDs and other distribution issues.

JP
Julie P.

Good program on a complicated topic

TE
Ted E.

Very good course

KH
Kimberly H.

Excellent overview.

AM
ABIGAIL M.

good as an initial introduction

RA
Ronald A.

Great job! Love it.

BC
Brian C.

Excellent presentation

MS
Michael S.

Excellent course. Very informative

JZ
Jay Z.

Nicely done. Clear and concise outline of rules. Good use of examples when needed.

TL
Theodore L.

Heroic effort to tour alternate distribution schemes. Clear.

TH
Theresa H.

Very clear and precise. Great material and presentation.

MS
Michael S.

Good program

KB
Karen B.

Excellent information

FD
Frank D.

Speaker was able to convey the information well.

TG
Tom G.

Excellent program --- one of the best I've attended. Clear, useful explanations of a difficult topic I've long struggled to understand and I feel like I really get it now.

ME
Mark E.

VERY HELPFUL. THANKS.

AC
Allan C.

Very good overview

MR
Michael R.

good speaker pleasant demenor

RM
Robert M.

Very good

JH
Joseph H.

Excellent speaker

TS
Thomas S.

Very important topic that applies to everyone. Not just practitioners. Great job.

CJ
Christopher J.

Well informed speaker with ability to convey technical information very clearly.

SH
Sharon H.

Outstanding!

CC
Cathleen C.

Very good presentation - logical, easy to understand and a very good speaker.

HV
Henry V.

Great for attorneys dealing with clients nearing retirement.

TM
Thomas M.

Excellent Presentation.

SN
Steven N.

really enjoyed this instructor.

KG
Kenneth G.

Very informative - good course materials as well

TZ
Terence Z.

Well delivered and well-organized presentation.

JF
John F.

Extremely informative CLE; will definitely re-watch and seek additional information for further insight.

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