All About Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

(481 Ratings)

Produced on: September 13, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Notwithstanding the increased federal (and, in some cases, state) estate tax exemptions, irrevocable life insurance trusts continue to be a fundamental and frequently used estate planning tool. Properly structured, irrevocable life insurance trusts allow life insurance death benefits to pass free of estate tax.

This presentation, led by attorney Jed Albert, discusses the gift, estate, generation skipping transfer and income tax issues relating to the creation and maintenance of irrevocable life insurance trusts. It also provides the participant with a roadmap that can be used to minimize the impact of those taxes. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify and understand the federal gift, estate, generation skipping transfer, and income tax statutes and regulations that impact irrevocable life insurance trusts
  2. Understand the applicable case law that impacts irrevocable life insurance trusts
  3. Explore drafting techniques that allow the practitioner to navigate the above in order to obtain a tool that maximizes the transmission of wealth to future generations by avoiding the impact of said taxes


Jed Albert

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Since 1987, Mr. Albert has represented individuals and fiduciaries with respect to complex estate planning (including gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning), charitable giving, business succession planning and trust and estate administration.


William H.

Very practical information for a practitioner or even someone who wants to be a very informed consumer that doesn't practice in this area.

Linus W.

the presenter knows his stuff

Matthew P.

One of the better lecturers I've seen.

Gregory P.

Thank you.

Georgia T.


Linda L.

Substantial information

Arthur G.

very good presentation

Michael W.

Great course

Stephanie G.

Excellent presentation of information. Presenter was well informed and conveyed information with clarity and was succinct. Covered many scenarios and provided good examples of various situations that could occur.

Paul G.

Excellent summary of complicated area

Ginny D.

Terrific presentation! Information on right of withdrawal was helpful.

Travis R.

This was excellent and provided super-relevant, practical, useful information.

paul h.

Great information. Now I will go back and listen again.

Rich W.

Interesting and informative

Allan A. W.

Clear and concise explanation and understanding.

Amy F.

I was looking for a primer on ILIT and this is exactly what I needed.

Wendy M.

Extremely helpful.

David O.

The lecturer was very informative and I found his discussion of income tax issues and generation skipping tax issues helpful. Also the Turner case information regarding Crummey Letters and payment of premiums directly to the insurance company was also helpful.

Whitney A.

Great presentation

Cathy K.

Excellent. Best presentation on Lawline

Julie A. B.

Well-paced program spearheaded by a talented and knowledgeable speaker familiar with the nuances of irrevocable life insurance trusts. Albert supplies a roadmap that participants can use to successfully navigate this fundamental and frequently used estate planning tool.

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