The Directed Trust Model
This presentation will provide an overview as to the current opportunities available in the directed trust arena. While originally utilized primarily for unique investment strategies, the world of directed trusts has expanded significantly. Directed trusts are also used by families to separate responsibilities like distributions, beneficiary notification, valuation, tax reporting, and trust instrument amendment. They can allow greater familial control, reduce trustee fees, and provide greater flexibility when deciding to change investment strategies. Forty three states currently have directed trust statutes, with varying approaches to the directed trust model. Come learn how your clients can benefit from the opportunities available when planning with a directed trust.
The presentation will cover:
- Understanding what a directed trust is and what opportunities it presents;
- An understanding of the differences between the Restatement of Trusts Approach, the UTC Approach, and the Stand Alone Statutory Approach;
- Hear an overview of the new UDTA Approach to directed trusts;
- Review the relevant case law;
- Understand the difference between delegation, consent and direction in the adviser context;
- Drafting tips for working with directed trusts;
- Understanding direction letters and how to use them effectively (including some sample letters); and
- How to convert an existing trust to a directed trust.
There will be no CE for this webinar
For those who have a conflict with the date/time, The session will be recorded. Simply register and you will have unlimited access to the recording.
Although they are scheduled for a particular time and date - once purchased - they can be viewed at ANY TIME!.
If you are not a LISI member please use the Buy Now Button below to pay the non-member price of $129*. *plus applicable sales tax (if any)
After you pay you will be sent a link with the registration information. Your webinar registration is designed for one individual user and groups up to 5 individuals. Sharing beyond this is not permitted. If you are interested in group access to our webinar content, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
NOTE: To pay using a credit card, use the botton labeled
"Pay with Debit or Credit Card" after clicking the Buy Now button below.
If you are a LISI member, please login below to receive the member price of $99* for this webinar. *plus applicable sales tax (if any)
Cynthia D. M. Brown is the President of Commonwealth Trust Company and a member of its Board of Directors. Cindy has more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of trust administration, estate planning and tax. Her responsibilities include business development as well as oversight of trust administration, trust operations and compliance. In addition, Cindy is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association Trust Act Committee, which drafts annual revisions to the Delaware Code.
Prior to joining CTC, Cindy worked at a large Philadelphia law firm, where, among other things, she administered estates and trusts, drafted sophisticated estate planning documents, prepared and reviewed Federal and State death tax returns, and prepared and reviewed fiduciary accountings. Cindy’s experience also includes over eight years as an estate and trust paralegal with both large Philadelphia law firms and a local private practice in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In law school, Cindy served as the Blue Book Editor of the Widener Law Review and received several achievement awards in the area of Federal Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning. Cindy is active in many professional organizations and community leadership and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware CarePlan, Inc. and the Delaware Bankers Association.
She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org, (302) 658-7214, Ext 177