Joint Trusts and Alaska Community Property Trusts
This presentation will cover the use and operation of joint revocable trusts in general, for both taxable and non-taxable estates, and will also examine the Alaska Community Property Trust, and explain why it’s a relatively simple thing to provide clients in any state.
Mr. Blattmachr is a Principal in ILS Management, LLC and a retired member of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York, NY and of the Alaska, California and New York Bars. He is recognized as one of the most creative trusts and estates lawyers in the country and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He has written and lectured extensively on estate and trust taxation and charitable giving.
BethAnn Boudah Chapman (“Beth”) has practiced law in Juneau for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust law. Beth also advises small businesses on business transition and other matters. She is an elected fellow and former state chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (www.actec.org), holds an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and is listed in Super Lawyers. Beth received her BA from Saint Michael’s College and her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She is a frequent speaker and author on estate planning issues.
Michael L. Graham is Chairman of InterActive Legal and practices law with the Houser Firm in Dallas, Texas.
Mike has been continuously Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 40 years. He became a full partner at age 30 in one of the largest, most respected law firms in the US, Baker & Botts, and became a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel at age 34. MIke has served as Chair of the Texas Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the Houston Bar Association’s Probate Section, and the Dallas Bar Association’s Probate Section. Other professional contributions include Supervisory Council Member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and President of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers.
In his practice at the Houser Law Firm, Mike limits his current focus to matters involving business and estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, and fiduciary based litigation. He has practiced at both large, international firms and small boutique firms over the last 44 years. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Baylor School of Law (1972), and his BBA from Baylor University (1971).
Abigail O’Connor is a trust and estates attorney in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. Her practice focuses on estate planning and trust administration. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Vice President of the Alaska Trust and Estate Professionals, Member of the Executive Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the Alaska Bar Association, and Past President of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council.