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About the Teleseminar

Firearms are often an important part of a client’s legacy and estate.  The firearm, one or one of many in a collection, may be an antique handed down through the generations of a family. These firearms may have substantial economic value, or none at all.  Often their value is sentimental, part of a family’s heritage. But they are, of course, no ordinary objects of property.  They are highly regulated at the federal level, and often at the state level, too.  These laws regulate which firearms may be owned and which may not, how they may be transferred, if at all, and, most importantly for trust and estate planners and their clients, the penalties for any breach of law.  This matrix of law is filled with traps for planners, executors, trustees, and clients. This program will provide you with a real world guide to drafting lawfully compliant gun wills and trusts, special client capacity issues involved when transferring these assets, and substantial traps planners, trustees and executors.

  • Drafting gun wills and trusts to avoid liability for clients, planners, executors and trustees
  • Framework of law governing gun ownership
  • Essential elements of a compliant and enforceable gun will
  • Significant issues involving diminished capacity when designing gun wills
  • Guidance on drafting National Firearm Act Trusts
  • Common and sometimes unavoidable traps for trust and estate planners

About the Speaker

Benjamin Dean is a partner with Dean & Schmidt, LLP in Columbia, South Carolina, where his practice focuses on trust and estate planning with a developed sub-specialty in the transfer of firearms.  He has written and spoken nationally on the topic of gun trusts and wills, including publishing an article on the topic in the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estates Journal.  Mr. Dean received his B.A. from New State University and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 Estate Planning & Probate Law Specialty Credit Hour

(Instruction Level: Intermediate)*Live Teleseminar programs are not live credit programs.  Supreme Court Commission on CLE rules allow SC Bar members to use Alternatively Delivered programming to obtain up to 6.0 hours of MCLE each reporting period.   For FAQ’s please click here.