Trustees and Beneficiaries


Tax Reform 2018: How Different Types of Taxpayers Will Be Impacted

There has been a lot of speculation and confusion about the impacts of the most recent tax reform, with many asking if they have to pay more taxes.

Trust Basics
Hawthorn, PNC Center for Financial Insight

Originating in English common law, trusts have been used for centuries to manage holdings of the wealthy. Even though trusts are quite common, many people may find them hard to understand.

Liability Protection for Family Enterprise Directors & Trustees: Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent
Linda Bourn, Crystal & Company

Until recently, many families filled key governance roles associated with their trust and estate planning with trusted friends, colleagues, or advisors who were flattered to be asked and honored to

Who Can I Trust to Be My Trustee?
Mark Harder, Warner Norcross & Judd

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 Evolution and Challenges of the Trust Industry
Jeffrey C. Wolken, Wilmington Trust

Over the past half-century, the role of trustees has evolved rapidly along with the trust industry itself.

Six Reasons Why Delaware Trusts Should be Considered in an Estate Plan

You’ve built a valuable and successful business through hard work, long hours and countless decisions.

Selecting Modern Trust Structures Based on a Family's Assets
Al W. King III and Pierce H. McDowell III, South Dakota Trust Company

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.

Flexibility in Trust Planning
Patrick E. Beaudry and Amy L. Jucoski, Abbot Downing

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

The Private Family Trust Company: The Most Customized Financial Institution Ever Devised
John P.C. Duncan, Kozusko Harris Duncan

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.

Limiting Liability Exposure for a Private Family Trust Company
John M. Bunge, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

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.