Fight Back Against “Commoditization” and Low-Priced Competition

Download Printable Article By Philip J. Kavesh, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), CFP®, ChFC, California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law (UPDATED JULY 2015) The estate planning profession, and in particular the basic Living Trust-centered practice, has been hammered by new challenges.  There’s the proliferation of Internet “zoom” document providers and do-it-yourself trust kits (Suze Orman and the like).  There are non-attorney trust mills increasingly grabbing market share (often in violation of the state statutes prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law).  And there are bargain-priced, low-end attorneys (many of whom have jumped aboard the Living Trust craze…

The Ultimate Level: An Ultimate Success!

The Ultimate LevelSM February 22-24, 2013 Redondo Beach, California We just held our first Ultimate LevelSM event last weekend and, we must say, it was quite the success! Please enjoy a few pictures below of the weekend. Interested in taking YOUR practice to the Ultimate Level? Reserve your spot for our May event! Spaces are limited. Contact Kristina Schneider right away at 424-247-9495 or at kristina@ultimateestateplanner.com All pictures © 2013 Megan DeLaGarza

Attract, Engage & Work with Families with Taxable Estates and Their Advisors

For decades many of us, as wealth strategies planners, have wondered not only how but if we should attract, engage and work with affluent families and those with complex taxable estates. Their advisors are more protective. The solutions are more complicated and create larger liability. Though the fees may be greater, are they enough to cover the time and effort – especially if we only do it occasionally? The Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors has the training and education needed to attract, engage, and implement work in the taxable estate arena. You owe it to yourself and your clients to…