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Estate Planning for the Business Owner

Estate Planning for the Business Owner

SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE: ABA ELEARNING

Price: $175 members; $225 non-members

Member Online Enrollment | Non-Member Online Enrollment
This course is also available at discounted prices under an annual license.  Call or email for details.
Created: July 2014
Estate Planning Solutions for the Business Owner analyzes three primary tasks that estate planning professionals must complete to assist with the disposition of client interests. This course lists four common client priorities in planning for the disposition of their business interests, and factors to consider in planning for successors and the related family impact. It considers the factors in valuing stock of closely held businesses, and the commonly used discounts and guidelines for their application. This course also describes the actions a shareholder takes to freeze his or her estate value. This course identifies the situations that allow deferral of estate tax. It describes lifetime gifts and their benefits. This course also outlines the purpose and benefits of a buy-sell agreement, their advantages, and pitfalls. This course explores the ESOP transaction, its requirements, tax implications, and benefits. It discusses the issues for planning and administering S corporation interests.
Audience:  Trust officers with at least three years of personal trust experience who need a deeper understanding of technical trust concepts and how solutions work when applied to client needs.

Learning Objective:  After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the estate planning challenges for owners of closely held businesses
  • Identify methods used in valuing closely held businesses, determining discounts, and structuring restrictive agreements
  • Explain corporate recapitalization and the utilization of freezing and deferral techniques
  • Describe the planning techniques available for the effective transfer of privately owned businesses

    The Nebraska Bankers Association is a Local ABA Training Provider.
    For More Information Contact:

    Joanne Smith
    Education and Member Information Coordinator

Nebraska Bankers Association / 233 South 13th Street, Suite 700 / PO Box 80008 / Lincoln, NE 68501-0008