John P.C. Duncan, Partner – Kozusko Harris DuncanRichard Johnson, Partner – Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLPJohn Seckman, President – Shoebox Private Trust Company
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Beneficiaries Relations Committee (BRC) is the “it” name for the committee person or persons determining trust distributions to the beneficiaries. The BRC, however, is not just making trust distributions; there's more to it.
You’ve built a valuable and successful business through hard work, long hours and countless decisions. You want to plan for transitioning the company, and the wealth you’ve created to future generations, but you aren’t ready to cede control.
Many powerful trends are taking place in 2017. While much is still unknown in regard to what actions the new Trump administration and GOP-led congress will take towards the estate tax, planners have many opportunities to provide clients structures for both the short and long term.
The legal qualifications for a trustee are simple: he/she must be over the age of 18 and legally competent to manage his/her own affairs. The practical qualifications, however, are much more complicated.
The ownership and governance structure of a private family trust company (“PFTC”) is highly customizable. This is important because all families are different, with different goals, family dynamics, asset composition, family sizes, and family affiliates.