|June 6, 2012
Stradley Ronon partner John Hook presented, “Estate Planning in These Uncertain Times: Planning for 2012 and Beyond,” to attorneys and accountants at the Pennsylvania State University Continuing Professional Education CPE/CLE Program on April 28. The presentation included information on the 2010 Tax Act, including estate planning and tax-savings strategies for clients in 2012; reasons for making large gifts in 2012 which use a client’s $5,000,000 Applicable Exclusion Amount; and dramatic changes to the federal estate and gift taxes laws in 2013.
Hook provides estate planning and tax advice to high-net-worth individuals, executives, entrepreneurs and owners of closely held businesses. The goal of such planning is to reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes for clients. He also counsels clients in the area of asset protection and the creation of offshore asset-protection vehicles – vital components of estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, executives and entrepreneurs.
About Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young – www.stradley.com
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals. With seven offices and more than 200 attorneys located throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Stradley Ronon is the only eastern Pennsylvania member of Meritas, the world’s largest affiliation of independent commercial law firms.