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  • Description

    Learn the basics of estate planning from the typical documents in an estate plan to practical pointers in estate plan drafting so that you can anticipate your clients’ needs. This informative CLE course, perfect for novice attorneys looking for a first primer to those looking to brush up on the essentials, will explain each of the documents required, address the methods for passing property in the case of death and how these different methods may impact one’s plan, positively and negatively.

    The course will address intestacy laws and the creation of an estate tax efficient plan including typical trusts, factors that may affect the design of a trust and non-tax issues that should be considered.

  • Instructor Bio

    Jill Miller

    Jill Miller, the principal of Jill Miller & Associates, P.C., focuses on formulating sophisticated and highly personalized estate plans for individuals and families with the objectives of minimizing estate taxes and family discord. She also has a particular expertise in estate matters affecting non-US citizens and non-traditional families. Jill takes a detailed and practical approach to the administration of estates. Complicated probate issues are addressed and resolved. Estate tax returns are prepared to minimize the risk of audit.

    Jill founded the firm in January of 2004, after working for over a decade in trusts & estates law. Jill is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning at both private and public symposia. She has presented or spoken at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association (Division of Taxation), the New York State Bar Association, the Financial Planning Association of New York, The American Heart Association Conference on Estate Planning and Administration, Fordham Law School, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, Lorman Education Services, Lawline, CW Post University Tax and Accounting Institute and New York State Society of CPAs. Jill is the Director of the Estate Planning Clinic and adjunct professor of Law at Cornell Law School and was an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, teaching “Trusts and Estates” from 2005 to 2014. Jill is “AV Preeminent” Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is named as a Super Lawyer. Jill and her husband, Michael, have two daughters, Sarah and Dana. Jill enjoys her book club, being a mother, fitness, gardening, painting, and watching movies.