This course, led by attorney Jill Miller, is designed to provide a solid understanding on the basics of estate planning to attorneys and legal professionals entering the trusts and estates field, attorneys seeking a review of estate planning concepts, and those wishing to gain a detailed overview of the field.
Ms. Miller will begin with a discussion of the typical documents that make up a client’s estate plan with a description of the uses of each of the documents and practical pointers in their drafting. She will address the two methods of passing property at death and how these two methods affect a client’s estate plan and can create pitfalls for the unwary. Intestacy laws will also be discussed, as well as the creation of an estate tax efficient plan, the typical trusts utilized, factors affecting the design of such trusts, and the review of important non-tax issues that the practitioner should consider in the preparation of a client’s estate plan. Lastly, the course will focus on the integration of all the issues, concerns and factors in a client’s estate plan and how the lawyer can add value by anticipating issues for the client.
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 and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Sarah and Dana. Jill enjoys her book club, being a mother, fitness, gardening, painting, and watching movies.
Great concise overview of a lot of important considerations.
Easy to follow along
Supplemental materials are very helpful.
very practical and informative lecture
She was excellent. I wish she had taught my T&E course in law school!
Excellent presentation. It was very clear and extremely helpful.
Jill is exceptional. Far and away my favorite Lawline instructor. I would like to see much more of her.
Thanks for the supplemental materials.
Outstanding presenter and presentation!
good starting point for planning
Excellent speaker and presentation
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