Trusts and Estates

Season 3, Episode 2: Nuts and Bolts of Private Letter Rulings

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Private letter rulings (PLRs) are one of many tools that tax and wealth planning professionals can employ to benefit their clients, but many professionals are unaware of the benefits of PLRs or don’t know how to obtain PLRs.  Our guest, S. Eva Wolf, will provide us with guidance on the PLR process as it relates to common estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.   

About Our Guest:
S. Eva Wolf’s 15-year legal career has followed an atypical path; she has twice moved between private practice and government practice. Towards the beginning of her legal career, she worked as an Attorney (Estate Tax) in the IRS Estate & Gift Tax division, then returned to private practice where she advanced from associate to partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (PSI) as a Senior Attorney (Tax) in April 2020, Eva was a partner at Withers Bergman LLP, an award winning, global law firm. An Arizona native, Eva earned a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Philosophy from Arizona State University and a J.D. from the University of Arizona. Eva also earned a Tax LL.M. from Loyola Law School, where she now teaches Estate & Gift Tax.  Eva also presented a webinar for CLA on the subject of this podcast episode, which can be found here:  Nuts & Bolts of Private Letter Rulings (

About Our Host:
Host Anna Soliman is Trust Counsel and Managing Director for Fiduciary Trust International of California out of the Los Angeles Office. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust International, Anna was an estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and also worked in private practice, specializing in estate planning and trust administration for ultrahigh net worth individuals.  She is also a TEXCOM member and is involved with the Fiduciary Income Tax Section of the American Bar Association. 

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Trust Me is Produced by Foley Marra Studios
Edited by Todd Gajdusek

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