The Future Focused: Sophisticated Estate Planning, podcast explores high-level estate planning techniques and trends. It is ideal for professionals in the accounting, insurance, investment, and financial planning industries since each episode will offer concise and timely information on topics that are critical to the planning they do with their clients.

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March 5, 2024

Lessons Learned with Larry Lipoff: Live From the 58th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference

On this episode, Partner Michael Clear sits down with Larry Lipoff, CPA, TEP, CEBS, who is a Director in CohnReznick’s Trusts and Estates Practice, to discuss the key takeaways from the 58th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning Conference. They dive into topics such as the “Rockefeller Waterfall,” planning with fluctuating interest rates, a possible…

January 23, 2024

Sun, Sand, and State Residency: Navigating Florida’s Domicile Rules

With so many people fleeing their northern home states and heading south for a sunnier lifestyle, it’s more important than ever to understand the process of changing domicile and residence. On this week’s episode, Partner Michael Clear travels to sunny Florida and chats with Florida-based Partner Veronica Bauer on the necessary “checklist” to declare domicile…

November 28, 2023

Prenuptial Agreements: Safeguarding Your Family’s Financial Future

On this episode of “Future Focused: Sophisticated Estate Planning,” Partners Erin Nicholls and Michael Clear sit down with Partner Helen Heintz to discuss the intricacies of prenuptial agreements. From the nuances of defining separate and marital property to navigating potential pitfalls, they review the complexities and importance of prenups in protecting wealth. Helen also sheds…

July 1, 2023

Private Foundations 101: Annual Administrative Requirements

In this episode of “Future Focused,” Partners Erin Nicholls and Michael Clear discuss the operation of family foundations as a wealth planning strategy. They highlight the trade-offs between donor advised funds and private foundations, focusing on the annual requirements of private foundations. They cover topics such as federal reporting, the 5% minimum distribution requirement, state-level…