Heckerling Knowledge Center

Every January, more than 3,000 estate planners convene in Orlando, Florida, for the Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. The Heckerling Institute is the leading educational conference for members of estate planning teams, including attorneys, trust officers, accountants, charitable giving professionals, insurance advisors, elder law specialists, wealth management professionals, educators and nonprofit advisors. The Institute offers practical guidance on today’s most important tax and non-tax planning issues, including the planning challenges and opportunities in an ever-changing marketplace.

EisnerAmper’s Personal Wealth Advisory team is proud to participate and support this program as an annual gold sponsor.

Videos | Webinars February 06, 2020 Webinar: Highlights from the 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Our speakers will discuss tax planning strategies highlighted at the 54th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning that can be applied to client situations.

Blogs January 22, 2020 A Sequel Much Worse Than the Original: Planning for GST Tax on Nonexempt Trusts

A discussion of planning for the generation skipping transfer (“GST”) tax on nonexempt trusts.

Blogs January 22, 2020 Creative Planning Techniques with Grantor and Non-Grantor Trusts

A discussion of who retains certain powers over the administration or benefits of property transferred to a trust and may be deemed to continue to be the owner of that property for income tax purposes under IRC Secs. 671 through 677.

Blogs January 21, 2020 Planning for Retirement Benefits After the SECURE Act

A discussion of the SECURE Act and it’s radical impact on estate planning, including eliminating the life expectancy payout and replacing it with a maximum ten-year post-death payout period for most retirement benefits.

Blogs January 20, 2020 Peripatetic Clients: No, It’s Not an Illness but They Need Your Constant Care

A discussion of state taxation issues including changing residency and domicile, incomplete nongrantor trusts, and the state income taxation of trusts after a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court.

Blogs January 20, 2020 Cures for a Cosmopolitan Hangover: What We’re Doing for International Clients Following Tax Reform

A discussion of recent changes to the international private client landscape and planning opportunities, including CFCs, Grecian Magnesite, planning for inbound real estate investment and changes in the electing small business trust (“ESBT”) rules al…

Blogs January 16, 2020 You Mean I Can’t Bribe the Coach? Modern Ethics Issues You Didn’t See Coming

A discussion of how perceptions of ethics are changing – and how societal changes and trends are affecting the way we have to behave and communicate.

Blogs January 16, 2020 What Makes a Special Needs Trust So Special, and When Should One Be Used?

A discussion of the concepts related to special needs trusts (different types of public assistance – those that are means-tested and those that are not; difference between self-settled trusts and third party-settled trusts; different types of distrib…

Blogs January 16, 2020 Why Do I Cringe Every Time I See an S Corporation in My Client’s Estate Plan?

A discussion of the handling of S corporation returns in estate plans.