An Associate’s Guide to Estate Administration

(809 Ratings)

Produced on: June 12, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This course, led by attorney Jill Miller, is designed to provide an overview of estate administration, and will guide attendees through an estate’s life cycle, while revealing the fundamental steps and action items for each phase. Ms. Miller will cover the necessary steps that should be taken at a decedent's death, proper document preparation to ensure a will is admitted to probate, and the collection and valuation of estate assets. She will also discuss the preparation of the estate tax returns and accounting and estate settlement documents. This program also includes helpful course materials including forms and checklists that will be referenced throughout the program.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Take immediate actions upon notification of death
  2. Commence a probate proceeding
  3. Administer an intestate estate, basic tasks & considerations
  4. Identify state & federal tax return issues
  5. Address estate distribution, accounting & settlement issues

Faculty

Jill Miller

Jill Miller & Associates, PC

Jill Miller, the principal of Jill Miller & Associates, P.C., focuses on formulating sophisticated and highly personalized estate plans for individuals and families with the objectives of minimizing estate taxes and family discord. She also has a particular expertise in estate matters affecting non-US citizens and non-traditional families. Jill takes a detailed and practical approach to the administration of estates. Complicated probate issues are addressed and resolved. Estate tax returns are prepared to minimize the risk of audit. 

Jill founded the firm in January of 2004, after working for over a decade in trusts and estates law. 

Jill is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning at both private and public symposia. She has presented or spoken at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association (Division of Taxation), the New York State Bar Association, the Financial Planning Association of New York, The American Heart Association Conference on Estate Planning and Administration, Fordham Law School, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, Lorman Education Services, Lawline, CW Post University Tax and Accounting Institute and New York State Society of CPAs. Jill is currently the Director of the Estate Planning Clinic and adjunct professor of Law at Cornell Law School and was an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, teaching “Trusts and Estates” from 2005 to 2014. Jill is “AV Preeminent” Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is named as a Super Lawyer. 

Jill and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Sarah and Dana. Jill enjoys her book club, being a mother, fitness, gardening, painting, and watching movies. 

Reviews

VW
Valerie W.

Straight forward and to the point.

RM
Ron M.

These practical handouts are exceptionally valuable.

GS
gary s.

presenter was great

PG
patrick g.

good basis primer on estate administration.

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Stephanie Y.

very good speaker

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Karen M R.

very knowledgeable -- handouts are great!

SL
Sue L.

The materials that were provided are useful and practical for this webinar as well as for the webinar part 1. Thank you.

AM
Andrew M.

Best and most useful course I have taken on Lawline! Great instructor and very informative class.

JM
John M.

This presenter was very engaging. Good topic; good presentation.

CL
Catherine L.

A great practical course. Enjoyed the value added tips. Really worthwhile and appreciated.

NK
Nancy K.

Excellent !!!

TH
Tom H.

Very effective presenter. Obviously knew the topic but still made it interesting and feel like you were a fellow attorney doing the same type of law.

JL
Jennifer L.

Natural speaker and instructor, knowledgeable, very informative

SK
Suzanne K.

Excellent speaker. Well organized. Really appreciate the practical handouts

EF
Elizabeth F.

Excellent program

GK
George K.

nice course

SM
Susan M.

The speaker, Jill Miller, was one of the best, if not the BEST presenter I have ever heard on Lawline. Her voice inflections and presentation style made listening to her enjoyable. I recommend her highly for additional presentations.

MA
Marc A.

I love refresher courses that are also practical. This course is a great balance of legal overview and valuable skills. Thank you for the information.

JM
Jo M.

Knowledgeable and practical presenter, with useful written materials.

MB
Megan B.

Great presenter!

AL
Alfred L.

Excellent.

TH
Teresa H.

Excellent presentation - well organized and full of very practical information

WB
William B.

Nice Nice

EN
Edward N.

excellent presentation

ER
Edward R.

The presenter kept things interesting.

WH
William H.

Terrific presentation. Ms. Miller really knows her stuff!

AH
Alex H.

I thought Jill Miller is a very good instructor and easy to follow.

SM
Salvatore M.

Instructor was enthusiastic and conveyed the material in a concise manner

MK
Mark K.

Useful for all attorneys without regard to practice area. This course covers the basics of estate administration that your non-attorney friends and family will most frequently ask you about.

MV
Martha L V.

I enjoyed the speaker and liked the sample checklist she provided. I hope to incorporate some of her suggestions into my own practice.

TC
Tanya C.

i really enjoyed this course

DG
Denise G.

Very informative and useful information.

LK
Linda K.

Great program for professional and personal benefit

DC
Daniel C.

Well done. This is the typical format I prefer for learning and refreshing. Jill did an excellent job and clearly knew the material.

MS
Marlon S.

Very nice, complete, organized presentation. Different than others I have taken. Thank you.

JE
James E.

Great additional checklist and cheatsheet. Thanks!

SW
Stuart W.

Excellent intermediate explanation..

JB
Joshua B.

Excellent!

RL
Robert E. L.

Excellent.

ML
Mark L.

This was far and away the most enjoyable CLE I've ever taken. Jill Miller is outstanding!

SS
STEVEN S.

Very informative

VJ
Virginia J.

I really enjoy this presenter! She knows her material and obviously loves teaching and practicing in her field.

MB
Makedonka B.

Good delivery.

BP
Belia P.

thanks!

GA
George A.

In addition to all the great legal stuff, the practical tips (e.g. take care of decedent's pets) were appreciated.

RF
Richard F.

Great basic course!

JH
Janine H.

Made a boring subject bearable.

MV
Mavis V.

Very informative and well-presented.

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