April Lunch Hour Webinar

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: ZOOM
Speaker: James S. Aussem, JD, AEPĀ®

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12:00pm - Welcome/Open Meeting 

12:10pm - Presentation

1:10pm - Open Conversation


Presentation Overview

In this presentation you will get a review of the uses of buy-sell agreements and mechanisms for funding the actual purchase and sales event whether it be triggered by death, disability, departure, or discord. Alternatives to traditional insurance and the impact of the changes in business tax matters arising out of the 2017 Tax Act are discussed.

You Will Learn:

  • Workable/useful knowledge of buy-sell planning and how to use it in your practice
  • The different forms of buy-sell arrangements and when to use one versus another
  • An analysis of the most often used/important provisions in planning the disposition of closely-held business interests
  • The use of life insurance and alternative methods to fund/create the economics of buy-sell transactions

Featured Speaker:

James S. Aussem, JD, AEP is a shareholder in the Cleveland law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin, Co., LPA, as well as a member of its board of directors and Co-Chair of the Business Practice Group. Jim's practice is focused on succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, as well as estates and trusts. Jim was the 90th president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) serving from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018; he received the 2019 Kenneth Black, Jr. Leadership Award from the Society in 2019, and has been active in the Cleveland Chapter FSP, serving as its President 2010-2011. He serves on the Planned Giving Committees of the Cleveland Museum of Art, University Hospitals and Baldwin-Wallace University. He is a member of the American, Ohio, and Cleveland Metropolitan bar associations as well as the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland. He has been chosen as one of America's Best Lawyers every year since 2009 and for the past 10 years he has been chosen in two categories, Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates. Jim is a frequent speaker, facilitator, and instructor for many professional organizations on topics such as business succession, buying and selling businesses, estate planning, insurance, trusts and estates. He has been designated an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Baldwin Wallace University in 2004 presented him with its Distinguished Alumni Award and The Cleveland Chapter of the Society of FSP named him its Financial Service Professional of the Year in 2013. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Jim began his legal career as a tax attorney with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). He worked his way through undergraduate school employed in the securities industry, as well as in the trust department of the former National City Bank. He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Jim is AV® Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell.

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