A Practical Guide to Trust

Monday, July 11 8:30am - 4:00pm

(Check-In 8:00am)

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $305.00

Non-Member Price $355.00


This course provides in-depth information to enable the practitioner to make a well-informed decision as to whether a trust is the appropriate vehicle for a client’s financial, estate, and/or asset protection plan, and, if so, how the trust can best be implemented and operated. Participants will learn about the many different types of trusts that can be harnessed to save clients income, estate, generation-skipping, and other taxes, at both the federal and state level.


  • The role of the trustee and how to avoid problems 
  • How to use trusts to avoid probate 
  • How revocable living trusts are affected by income, gift, and estate taxes 
  • Marital deductions and marital and bypass trusts 
  • How an irrevocable trust can be the center of an estate plan 
  • Advantages of an irrevocable life insurance trust 
  • How to create a dynasty trust 
  • Why a GRIT, GRAT, GRUT, or QPRT can be a good estate planning tool 
  • Trust options to provide security for older clients 
  • Advantages, tax consequences, and limits on charitable contributions and private foundations 
  • Charitable remainder and charitable lead trust issues 
  • How trusts can serve as asset protection devices 
  • Business trust issues



Designed For

CPAs, EAs, attorneys, bankers, and financial planners


At the end of this course you will be able to:  Choose a practical understanding of when and how to implement and operate a trust in a client’s financial, estate, and/or asset protection plan.


 Group-live demonstration and discussion  Login instructions for the webcast will be emailed two days prior to the course date along with electronic materials. Instructions and materials will also be posted in the “My CPE” section of the NESCPA website.


  • Art Werner

Non-Member Price $355.00

Member Price $305.00