Basics of Estate Planning: What You Need to Know and Why

Presented on: Thursday, February 9th at 12:00 PM EST

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There are many reasons we need to consider estate planning, some more obvious than others. This program will give a brief overview of legal aspects of planning for both death and disability, including considerations in formulating an estate plan and the documents commonly used to implement such a plan. Questions will be encouraged both during the webinar and during the Q&A session at the end of the program.

Marc S. Bekerman '89 is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, and an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where combined he teaches a full-time load in courses relating to trusts and estates. He maintains a limited trusts and estates practice as a solo practitioner and was formerly associate director of the graduate tax program at New York Law School. 

Bekerman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Binghamton University, his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and California, as well as several federal courts including the U.S. Tax Court. 

He is very active with Binghamton University, having served as secretary of the Alumni Association, a member of its Parents Leadership Council, and as an Alumni Admissions Volunteer Leader for which he was honored with a Medal of Distinguished Service.    


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