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Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA

Director of Legal Strategy

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Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA

Letha Sgritta McDowell currently serves as InterActive Legal's Director of Legal Strategy and she practices law with The Hook Law Center.

Letha Sgritta McDowell is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Virginia and has been an elder law and special needs planning attorney for more than 10 Years. Ms. McDowell is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and she is accredited to prepare and prosecute claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

At InterActive Legal, Ms. McDowell provides insight into how modern law firm run in order to assist in strategic decisions about how to maximize the tools provided by InterActive Legal as well as what tools may be useful for practitioners in the future. In addition, Ms. McDowell contributes to the elder law and special needs planning content in the software and contributes to the InterActive Legal practice management and development tools.

Ms. McDowell is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the North Carolina Bar Association's Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections, serves as Vice President of the Elder Law Specialization Committee for the North Carolina State Bar, and serves as an active mentor to a number of young attorneys through the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. McDowell is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.

Events

Charitable Giving Webinar

This webinar covers:

  • The intersection of charitable giving and estate planning including income tax and state estate tax reduction.
  • How one can obtain the full benefit of a significant charitable donation without having to give up on the new higher standard deductions.
  • When it is best to use a charitable lead trust and whether it should be a grantor trust or not. New concepts will be presented.

199A Proposed Regulations—A First Look

Proposed regulations regarding Internal Revenue Code 199A have been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication and are currently pending placement on public display at the OFR and publication in the Federal Register. While the final proposed regulations may vary from the document released on August 8, 2018 (editorial changes may be made during the OFR process) this allows us the opportunity to review how the IRS has tackled numerous issues and questions regarding IRC 199A. Join us for a first look at the proposed regulations, including significant regulations regarding IRC 643(f), which affect multiple trusts and every practitioner must know.

For more information, visit EstatePlanning2018.com

Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits

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Retirement Benefits Planning

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