Historically, an irrevocable trust was irrevocable. However, this is not necessarily the case with certain statutes that are available in 26 states. The presenter will take the audience through the process of decanting an irrevocable trust in order to demonstrate how a trust decanting can essentially amend an irrevocable trust. Even better, there are four key trust jurisdictions that allow a Private Decanting which means that the beneficiaries don’t need to receive copies of the trusts and therefore don’t see trusts that the client wants to remain private. The ability to move a trust to one of these key jurisdictions will be a key feature of this presentation. The audience will come away with a technique that should open up doors for many of their clients.
Steven J. Oshins, Esq., AEP (Distinguished) is a member of the Law Offices of Oshins & Associates, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and was named the Las Vegas Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in 2012, 2015 and 2018 and the Las Vegas Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in 2016 by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame® in 2011. He is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He has been named one of the 24 “Elite Estate Planning Attorneys” in America by The Trust Advisor, one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Worth, one of Southern Nevada’s Best Lawyers in In Business Las Vegas, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Trusts & Estates category in The American Lawyer, one of the Best Lawyers in America in the Tax Law category in Corporate Counsel, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning category in Nevada Business Journal, named Nevada Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category in Las Vegas Life and named Mountain States Super Lawyer in the Estate Planning & Probate category. He was also named one of Southern Nevada's Top Lawyers by Vegas, Inc. and was selected for the magazine cover.