It’s a Thriller! What is a celebrity’s name and image worth after they die? Michael Jackson’s name and image was valued on his estate tax return at ~$2,000, by the IRS on audit at ~$435 million and by the Tax Court at ~$4 million. In this September 14, 2021 podcast hosted by ACTEC, Fellows Sharon Klein and Tom Abendroth discuss the implications of this landmark case, explore planning techniques to minimize taxes and review the status of post-mortem publicity rights across the country.
Oct. 5, 2021—If you wish to retain more control over the assets you place in trust, a Delaware directed trust is one possible solution. The state’s distinctive trust law allows you to create a personal trust where you—or advisors named by you—direct the trustee’s actions.
Learn about what passed, what didn’t, and what’s next for New York’s 2021-2022 legislative session with an overview of important new legislation and pending proposals, including: Highest income tax rates in the country enacted.New Power of Attorney form goes into effect, requires two disinterested witnesses and notary.On the heels of the recent Tax Court case valuing Michael Jackson’s name and image, brand new post-mortem publicity rights take effect in New York.