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Lethal Pitfalls in Drafting Gun Trusts


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 6, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Sean is the lead author of The Legal Guide to NFA Firearms, a book published with Alan Gassman and several other attorneys on January 16, 2016. The book discusses the National Firearms Act, and the process of forming and operating a trust for the purpose of owning machine guns, suppressors, and other firearms. In this 60 minute webinar, we will cover what advisors need to know about trusts that hold NFA firearms and the practical concerns that often come to light when gun trusts are reviewed or become problematic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall and define what constitutes an NFA item

  • Identify why trusts are involved

  • Identify the top 10 flaws encountered

  • Determine practical steps 

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Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M., is a board-certified estate planning and trust lawyer who practices in Clearwater, Florida. He has an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida and practices in trust and estate planning, tax, wealth preservation, and the representation of physicians and medical practices.
Mr. Gassman speaks at many tax conferences, national programs, and webinar platforms, including Bloomberg BNA Tax and Accounting and the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute.



Sean Healy

Healy Law
(903) 592-7566


Sean's practice includes representing a number of businesses and nonprofit organizations. He served as National Corporate Counsel for American Mensa and has represented Congressional campaigns and other political groups. His practice focuses on litigation, including jury trials and various types of court cases. He handles family law cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and some CPS cases. He is on the referral list of the Aircraft Owners' and Pilots' Association, and on numerous referral lists for Second Amendment attorneys and firearms matters. He served twice as one of eleven Ballot Security Task Force Leaders in Texas for the Republican Party of Texas. In 2005 he testified in support of House Bill 823, which later became the Motorist Protection Act. This is the single most significant reform of the state's gun laws in history.

About Our Presenter

Gassman crotty den

Our firm was formed in 1987 with one lawyer and a shared secretary and receptionist to provide representation to professionals, business owners and retirees in their estate and related tax and personal planning, business and corporate needs.

Since then we have grown to 6 lawyers and over 20 staff, which we have found over the past two decades to be the best size for us. We are very proud of our team, our systems, and our dedication to providing the best and most appropriate legal services for all clients, whether big or small. Our lawyers meet together almost every morning to discuss and work together on cases, strategies and practice improvement projects in order to work the most efficiently and effectively for our clients. We like what we do and enjoy working together.