Networks - PFTC

South Dakota Trust Company
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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.

Al W. King III and Pierce H. McDowell III, South Dakota Trust Company
Monday, October 2, 2017

Trusts have grown enormously in popularity since the mid-1990s as a result of the development of modern trust laws, the dramatic increase in wealth and evolving family needs and goals.

Mark Harder, Warner Norcross & Judd
Friday, February 23, 2018

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.

Marsh Private Client Services
Monday, September 25, 2017

More than ever before, families and individuals are creating trusts and limited liability companies and transferring legal ownership of one or more of their properties to these entities.


Patrick E. Beaudry and Amy L. Jucoski, Abbot Downing
Friday, September 22, 2017

The use of trusts for long-term planning can provide many benefits; however, setting up a trust at one point in time to cover all potential future circumstances without flexibility is not advisable.

John P.C. Duncan, Kozusko Harris Duncan
Thursday, September 14, 2017

The raison d’être for families to form a Private Family Trust Company (PFTC) is to maximize their lawful control over their wealth held in trust.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Thursday, September 7, 2017

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.

John M. Bunge, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Friday, August 25, 2017

A Private Family Trust Company (PFTC) should be aware of its potential for liability and the ways in which liability can be limited or controlled.

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Friday, August 25, 2017

Migrating trusts from state to state can be challenging. Use this decision tree as a resource when transferring trust situs from one state to another or when modifying a trust agreement following migration to a new state.