October 15, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours
Family Limited Partnerships and Family LLCs are among the most effective planning tools for transferring family businesses from generation to generation while reducing federal estate and gift taxes. Among the many keys to successfully using FLPs is transferring control and obtaining a correspondingly steep discount on the valuation of the company. But the IRS frequently and aggressively challenges the use of FLPs and their valuations, which have made their use fraught with more risk. Led by two of the nation’s foremost experts on FLPs/FLLCs, this program will provide you with a practical guide to sophisticated planning techniques using these vehicles, structuring and drafting tips, a real world assessment of the risks involved, and recent trends in audits of FLPs. Part 1 of 2.
S. Stacy Eastland, Goldman Sachs & Co., Chicago
Stephen T. Dyer, Baker Botts, LLP, Houston