Tag Archives: Estate Planning

What You Should Know About Assets After Death with Rob Pruett



Even if you’re one of the over 50% of Americans who doesn’t enjoy planning for their death, starting a plan today will allow your beneficiaries to avoid the challenges caused by a lack of information and preparation.

In this episode, Iván Watanabe and Rob Pruett dive into one of the most important topics in financial planning: What happens to assets after death. Together, they share examples of dividing assets between spouses, the legalities of estate planning, and creating a legacy you can witness.

Rob discusses:

  • The importance of updating your executor and power of attorney
  • How assets can become locked up after death
  • Why you should start your legacy sooner rather than later
  • The shifting taxation of estate planning
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Robert P. Pruett has been a wealth advisor with Opus Private Client, LLC for 14 years performing planning for high-net-worth individuals, families, and business owners. Rob uses leading-edge advanced personal planning techniques to protect and maximize each client’s wealth, retirement, and estate plans. Rob also consults with 50-to-800-person firms to deliver high-value corporate benefit programs, with a special focus on delivering healthcare savings of 10-15% or more through Opus’ proprietary reimbursement program offering.

His specialties include asset management, institutional investing, tax planning, life insurance, disability, annuities, and long-term care insurance, corporate benefits programs, executive benefit programs, retirement, and estate planning, and legacy and charitable planning.


Tactical Practices For Business Estate Taxes With Jeremy Suarez and Michael Canarick



Do you have a plan in place if you lose some of your key employees? What if you could no longer afford to maintain your key employees and business due to taxes? 

Preparing for any of these scenarios is imperative for all business owners. 

In this episode, Iván Watanabe is joined by Jeremy Suarez, managing partner at TOMORO and Michael Canarick, partner at Canarick & Canarick. Together, they dive into estate taxes for business owners and the cost of the potential new tax law. They also explain how business owners are attracting, rewarding, and retaining key employees through benefit programs and bonus strategies.

Iván, Jeremy, and Michael discuss:

  • How employers are incentivizing key employees to stay
  • Why key man insurance is necessary for any high-level employee
  • What will be impacted by the changes to the tax law
  • How clients can take advantage of the current tax law
  • And more!

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About Jeremy Suarez:

Jeremy joined Tomoro as a managing partner in 2014. When working with individual households on their wealth creation strategies; the focus is on all areas of wealth accumulation, protection, and distribution.  As a certified exit planning professional, Jeremy supports business owners with a full range of business continuity, succession, and exit planning recommendations; with a core focus of optimizing value.

About Michael Canarick:

Canarick & Canarick was founded by Michael Canarick, an estate planning attorney with a Master of Laws in Taxation from NYU and a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Bars. Michael has over 15 years of experience in counseling on tax and estate planning matters and developing strategies that will help create and preserve wealth through generations. Michael’s practice consists of reviewing and drafting legal documents for clients and educating them on the various options that exist when it comes to the distribution of their assets.

 


A Conversation Around Estate Planning & Taxes with Michael Canarick



There’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes with having a strategic and comprehensive plan for your future.

This is especially true when it comes to your estate plan.

In this episode, Canarick & Canarick’s founder and estate planning attorney, Michael Canarick, sits down with Iván Watanabe to discuss the value of having an estate plan. He explains the current estate planning and tax environment and other considerations to help you plan your estate strategically and specifically.

Michael discusses:

  • How estate taxes work & new estate tax laws
  • Generational trusts and how they relate to asset protection and estate planning 
  • How selling or gifting estates can reduce or eliminate estate-related taxes
  • Must-have estate planning documents 
  • And more

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About Michael Canarick:

Canarick & Canarick was founded by Michael Canarick, an estate planning attorney with a Master of Laws in Taxation from NYU and a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Bars. Michael has over 15 years of experience in counseling on tax and estate planning matters and developing strategies that will help create and preserve wealth through generations. Michael’s practice consists of reviewing and drafting legal documents for clients and educating them on the various options that exist when it comes to the distribution of their assets.

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