About the Author

Lisa Ligas

Vice President, Director of Wealth Strategies

As part of the Wilmington Trust and M&T Emerald Advisory Services™ team, Lisa is responsible for the direction of wealth planning and strategic advice. In her role, she works closely with clients and their advisors to develop financial, tax, and estate planning strategies, helping clients meet their current needs and plan for their long-term objectives.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, she served as a senior vice president for the family business division at Northern Trust, where she provided management, administration, governance, and transfers of special assets held in a fiduciary capacity. Lisa also brings experience as a relationship manager and private wealth advisor at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley’s private wealth division. Earlier in her career, she practiced law with a focus on trust and estate planning, business, and real estate.

Lisa received both her JD and MBA with honors, with a specialization in finance, from Loyola University Chicago, along with a bachelor’s degree in communication and English from Pepperdine University. She is admitted to practice before the bar of New York, Illinois, and the United States Supreme Court.


By the Author

Tax and Estate Planning: Year-End Strategies

Lisa Ligas |
Emerald GEMs

October 20, 2020, GEM 24 — This year end is a little different than usual. Not only has 2020 been a year of uncertainty due to the global pandemic, which continues to linger, but we are now facing a presidential election as well. Depending on the outcome, you may need to make a few modifications to your estate and tax planning strategies. Director of Wealth Strategies Lisa Ligas provides some key strategies to help you optimize your plan for today and for the year ahead.

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Year-End Estate and Tax Planning: More Important than Ever in 2020

Lisa Ligas |
Wealth Planning

With an election looming and the potential for change, be sure you’re well positioned to optimize your plan today and for the year ahead.Year end is always a good time to review and adjust your estate and tax planning strategies.It’s important to note that the strategies you consider may have different implications and timelines depending on the results of the November election.

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