Trusts and Estates

Season 4, Episode 5: From Death to Distribution – A General Overview of Federal Tax Requirements

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When a client passes away, one of the most important items on our to-do list is to file certain tax returns.  In this episode of Trust Me!, we will be discussing an overview of things to consider during the period of post-death administration, mainly focusing on filing the federal estate tax return (Form 706). 

 About Our Guests:

Lisa M. Piehl is the Program Manager for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Estate and Gift Tax Policy division.  Lisa has been with the IRS Estate and Gift Tax division since 1994 in different roles, such as: Estate and Gift Tax Attorney, Supervisory Attorney, and Attorney Advisor.  Lisa works out of the Woodland Hills, CA office. 

Robin L. Klomparens is a tax attorney and a Director at Fennemore Law.  Renowned for her expertise in tax law, Robin excels in navigating complex tax code changes, providing her clients with up-to-date and effective legal counsel. She has contributed significantly to legal education as an adjunct professor at USF’s LLM program, Golden Gate University’s MS program, and currently at McGeorge School of Law. A prior member and current advisor to CLA’s Tax Section Executive Committee and Estate and Gift Committee, and a member of ACTEC, she also contributes to various charitable boards. Her extensive lecturing and publications further establish her knowledge in tax law.

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. 

Thank you for listening to Trust Me!

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


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