The successful sale of assets often hinges on the negotiation and drafting of a properly detailed asset purchase agreement. Whether you are representing the buyer or the seller, you need to be able to pinpoint when your client is taking on too much liability, assess the viability of the transaction, and negotiate and draft an agreement that results in the best possible outcome with the lowest margin of risk.
To make a deal work, it is essential that you take the time to draft the necessary purchase agreement provisions that clearly delineate the assets and liabilities, carve out or weigh in the risks and anticipate post-deal problems, and can avoid disputes or minimize litigation down the road to lead to a faster and more lucrative closing.
This engaging course provides an overview of the disease of addiction, the impact on the legal profession, signs and symptoms of addiction, and obstacles to treatment and recovery. Ethical considerations and legal obligations are reviewed to provide the learner with a comprehensive approach to navigating the hurdles related to substance use disorders and the practice of law.
The legal profession has deepened the in-roads to improved lawyer well-being. Although we haven’t reached the destination, navigation has improved. Law schools now include well-being within curriculum, evidence of its importance to the profession. Despite these advancements, there is a heightened stress level amongst lawyers and their clients today linked to the unique pressures of practicing during an endemic and a greater demand for well-being support programs as a result. But in order for these programs to be meaningful, programs must consider how the practice has changed during this endemic, the longevity of these changes, and how the new version of legal practice influences attorney wellness, development, and even recruitment.
For estate planners, trust administrators, and clients, decanting is a versatile (if at times misunderstood) tool for fixing imperfections in an existing trust or bringing the existing trust in line with changed circumstances. For example, has there been a significant change in the law that calls into question the existing trust’s usefulness? Have there been material changes in the lives of those affected by the trust that weren’t foreseeable at the time the original trust was created?
Although decanting is a widely accepted and commonly used process, it is not a panacea for every trust’s shortcomings and it holds pitfalls for the unwary. Tax and fiduciary duty issues abound, and estate planners and trust administrators must make a careful review of them before recommending decanting as a course of action to a client. In addition, the Uniform Trust Decanting Act (UTDA) continues to be adopted in an increasing number of jurisdictions, providing a legislative framework that must be adhered to for a successful result.
Understanding the scope and application of the attorney-client privilege remains one of the most critical aspects of every attorney’s daily practice. After all -- you can't provide effective representation if your clients can't speak openly and share information with you!
International Trust and Estate Planning 2021 features practical and rigorous sessions presented by some of the most highly-regarded authorities in their fields. Experienced and beginner practitioners of all levels will benefit from the deep dive into the key issues, hottest topics, and cautionary tales that keep attorneys, trust officers, accountants, charitable giving professionals, and wealth management advisors from sleeping easy at night.
Attend this course and walk away with practical succession planning strategies and business guidance from a national faculty recognized for their expertise in this field.
Family business owners and estate planning practitioners face major tax law changes that affect not only estate planning but also business operations. After taking this course, you’ll be better positioned to counsel your clients on how to design or adapt succession plans to reflect the new realities facing family businesses today, and into tomorrow.
Learn how to help your clients build long-lasting family businesses spanning multiple generations and economic cycles by attending this course. Our faculty of practitioners and estate planning experts will share the latest guidance on tax changes to come and offer solutions to key succession planning issues that your clients need in today's economy.