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Powers of Appointment: Your "Power" Tool for Drafting and Implementing Illinois Trusts

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Presented by the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section

1.0 hour MCLE credit

Original Program Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Accreditation Expiration Date: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­November 20, 2025 (You must certify completion and save your certificate before this date to get MCLE credit)

Modern trusts should be flexible to adapt to dynamic family and investment situations, which are guaranteed to change over time and may last for generations. Powers of appointment have taken on increased importance in trust instruments, allowing Settlors, Beneficiaries and Trustees to achieve the goals of the trust instrument. This seminar addresses the powerful ways powers of appointment are being used in both the drafting and implementation of Illinois trusts, and will include the following topics:
  • How to draft useful powers of appointment in both terms and scope;
  • Knowing when to not use powers of appointment;
  • How powers of appointment have been used to address common trust administration issues since the Illinois Trust Code’s January 1, 2020 effective date; and
  • How the Uniform Powers of Appointment Law (760 ILCS 3/1301) fills in the gaps in powers of appointment in trust instrument.

Program Coordinator:
Daniel P. Felix , The Professional Trustee, Deerfield

Program Moderator:
Jeffrey D. Glickman , Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago

Program Speakers:
Adam M. Damerow ,, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago
Benjamin Lavin
, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Chicago

Pricing Information

  • Please Note: You must attend the entire program in order to earn MCLE credit for this seminar.
  • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member Price of $30 is displayed below when you login and program is eligible for Free CLE member benefit
    • Non-Member Price $50
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Students - Free