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Dead Celebrity – Ep 14 – Rockefeller: Help Your Snowbirds Dodge Tax Pitfalls — With Daniel Bernard



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Since not all states treat taxes the same, snowbirds who don’t know the rules might experience great heartache when they receive their tax bill. 

In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at WealthManagement.com, speaks with tax attorney Daniel Bernard. Together, they discuss John D. Rockefeller, the legendary American industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the Standard Oil Company. In 1914, he started splitting time between Florida and New York, making the ultra-rich Rockefeller one of the first snowbirds. Using Rockefeller as their inspiration, David and Daniel explore the tax options and rules available to snowbirds who own multiple properties across different states.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • A little history behind John D. Rockefeller, the original snowbird
  • What planning considerations to be aware of as an advisor to snowbirds
  • What ancillary probate is and how to help your clients avoid it
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to help your clients enjoy life as a snowbird.

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo LLP 


Dead Celebrity Ep 13 – Picasso: The Taxman Cometh — With Sarah McDaniel, CFA



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Art collections can be a difficult asset to comprehend. You need to surround yourself with highly qualified and good-intentioned experts to ensure your legacy lives on.

In this episode, WealthManagement.com’s senior editor, David Lenok, speaks with Sarah McDaniel, CFA and managing director: head of Wealth Strategies Group and Advance Planning Centers at Morgan Stanley, about the massive art collection left behind after the death of one of the world’s most influential artists: Pablo Picasso. As you’ll soon find out, thanks to Picasso’s superstitions, his family had to use part of his collection to pay the estate taxes due upon his death.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the big winner of not preparing your estate with proper documentation will be the government
  • How the Picasso Museum in France actually came about
  • How art assets are taxed differently depending on whether you are the artist or the collector
  • And more!

Tune in now and take Picasso’s words to heart: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Take action and protect your estate.

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Morgan Stanley


Dead Celebrity Ep 11 – Liberace: Planning for LGBTQ Clients — With Bruce Hoffmeister



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Living a secret life can be so utterly complicated. Take it from Liberace. As you’ll soon find out, it is essential for LGBT couples to have a prenup or partnership agreement that can unfold if a relationship ends.

In this episode, David Lenok, senior editor at WealthManagement.com, speaks with Bruce Hoffmeister, a vice president and wealth strategist at Wilmington Trust. Together, they discuss the issues within the estate of Liberace, Mr. Showmanship himself. In this discussion, they delve into the secret and not-so-secret lifestyle of Liberace, brought forward by the infamous palimony case on behalf of his 17-year-old chauffeur and live-in lover.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The great lengths to which Liberace went to keep his sexual orientation private
  • The benefits of partnership agreements
  • What advisors need to be aware of when they have clients who are members of the LGBTQ community 
  • Why it’s important for clients to have all of their paperwork in order sooner rather than later
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about prenup and estate-planning action items that will help LGBTQ couples protect themselves, their families, and their assets. 

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Wilmington Trust