Brooke Hanssen, CPA
Estate, Gift, and Trust Service Area Leader
On the long list of priorities in your life, estate planning and strategic wealth transfer may not be at the top—but they should be. As a business owner or high net worth individual, this is an opportunity for you to be in control and protect your assets. You get to create your own legacy and determine how, and to whom, your assets are distributed for both current and future generations. After all, the last thing you want is to leave your heirs with is a high tax burden, expensive court proceedings, or wrangling over the best way to handle your accumulated wealth.
A dedicated Redpath and Company adviser focused only on estate planning provides you with a resource you can turn to throughout the year. By working closely with your client manager and through candid conversations with you, your adviser will truly understand your business and family dynamics. You’ll get more attention to develop a strategic wealth transfer plan that balances your short and long-term goals and includes your business as a key component of the plan.
Developing a strategic and long-term estate and wealth transfer plan does not have to be a time-consuming exercise. Your Redpath and Company adviser will work with you to develop a customized, yet simple plan based on your personal and business goals—and explain what wealth transfer tools may be appropriate for you. You might only want to address one to two critical or immediate needs. Then, with each annual review, you can adjust and build out the estate plan as your goals and financial position evolves.
Wealth Transfer Planning and Estate Tax Exposure Calculations
Estate, Gift, and Trust Tax Planning and Compliance
Charitable-Trust Compliance and Planning
Foreign-Trust Reporting and Compliance
Internal Revenue Service and State Examination Assistance