Methods for Modifying Irrevocable Trusts

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Doubletree Hilton (Campbell Center - Caruth Haven)
Speaker: Eric Reis (Thompson & Knight)

LUNCHEON MEETING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

***PLEASE NOTE THIS LOCATION***

DOUBLETREE HILTON – CAMPBELL CENTRE

(8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, 75206)

(Lunch is served Noon-12:30; Program 12:30-1:30 P.M.)

RESERVATION DEADLINE: PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 29 (5:00 P.M.) TO GUARANTEE A MEAL

 

METHODS FOR MODIFYING IRREVOCABLE TRUSTS

ERIC REIS

Sponsored by Armanino LLP

 

Supposedly irrevocable trusts must sometimes be modified or even terminated due to changed or unanticipated circumstances.  While the terms of an irrevocable trust may seem to limit the options of the trustee, statutory and common law allow the terms of expressly irrevocable trusts to be amended under many circumstances.  Similarly, merger of an old trust with a new trust having more favorable terms, or decanting of an old trust into a new trust, may effectively result in the modification of the old trust.  These laws and strategies provide much more flexibility in the administration of an irrevocable trust than one might otherwise assume. This presentation will examine the substantive methods available to persons desiring to amend an irrevocable trust, including judicial modification, merger of trusts, the sale of trust assets to new trusts, and decanting trusts.  We will also examine federal income and transfer tax issues that must be considered when contemplating the modification of an irrevocable trust. Eric Reis received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Following law school, he joined the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, where he specializes in tax and estate planning.  He is Board Certified in both Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law; is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers. He currently serves as Chair of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law section of the State Bar of Texas, where he helps develop legislation for adoption by the Texas legislature. He also periodically teaches as an adjunct professor at UNT Dallas College of Law and Texas A&M University School of Law.

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR MEETING SPONSORS:  ARMANINO LLP, BESSEMER TRUST COMPANY, CARTER FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CLIFTON LARSON ALLEN, COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS, TEXAS WOMEN’S FOUNDATION, FROST BANK, HIGHGROUND ADVISORS, JACKSON WALKER, MERRILL LYNCH – THE MAYNARD GROUP, PARKLAND FOUNDATION, QUEST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION AND TOLLESON WEALTH MANAGEMENT.  IT IS THE SPONSORS WHO MAKE POSSIBLE THE SOCIAL EVENTS AND PROVIDING EXCELLENT SPEAKERS.IN ADDITION, WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE PATRONS:  BISIGNANO HARRISON & NEUHOFF, CARTER MALOUF – PRIVATE JEWELER, MERRILL WEALTH MANAGEMENT, DAVIS STEPHENSON, GLAST, PHILLIPS & MURRAY, GOLDIN PEISER & PEISER, HERITAGE AUCTIONS, PLAINSCAPITAL BANK, PROBITY ADVISORS, INC., SIGNET ART, SOUTHERN WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND STOUT. THE PATRON PROGRAM PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE COUNCIL’S ACTIVITIES.

 

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