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DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this website or any linked items constitutes legal advice and no contact or other activity on this website creates an attorney-client privilege.  Each state has different laws and you must seek your own legal and tax counsel for your situation.

ACTEC Podcasts

5 Reasons to do Estate Planning


What is Probate? 

Choosing a Personal Representative or Trustee 

Do I need a Revocable Trust?


Powers of Attorney

Fiduciary Distribution Standards

Estate Planninng for Young Adults

Estate Planning for Business Owners 

Articles by Constance D. Smith, Esq.
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Estate Planning for Bank Owners:
Not a "Do-it-Yourself" Plan!
The New Colorado ABLE Plan
Colorado Marital Agreements
Foreign Accounts Reporting
Business Succession Without a Plan
Bank Shareholders' Estates
Do I Need An Attorney?
Wealth Transfers
Asset Protection
Tax Planning
Estate Admin
written by Constance D. Smith

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By Constance D. Smith


New Tax Numbers for 2018

Tax Changes for Family Owned Business Entities


FLP Operations Determine Discounts


Regulatory Changes Affecting Gun Trusts


Colorado Establishes ABLE Accounts


The New Able Savings Plan


FBAR and Your Estate Plan


Now for Higher 2013 Income Tax Bill


Holiday Shopping Tax Alert


Estate Planning For Bank Owners:
 Not a 'Do It Yourself' Project

Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?


Lessons from Constitution Day


Funding Your Child's Future


What Happens to Your Business

Under Your Current Estate Plan?


2019 Business Succession Planning presented to the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council


2018 Tax Law changes and opportunities presented to the Douglas County Economic Advisors Council 


CO Gun Laws: Attorneys Connie Smith and Colin Walker Presenting at the 2017 Denver International Sportsmen's Expo 

"Early Terminations of Charitable Trusts" Presentation to Charitable Planned Giving Roundtable 2015

"Trust Issues in Divorce"  2015 Cherry Hills Country Club presentation 

"Closely Held Businesses: Strategies for Tackling Key Issues"  2014 Program Chair for CLE in Colorado program

Forward into the Past … Expired and Expiring Tax Laws along with New Taxes for 2013 , CLE in Colorado 


"ILITs - Rules and Insurance Design", CLE in Colorado 2011


"Recent Ethics Developments Impacting Trust and Estate Practitioners"  CLE in Colorado 2010


"Who Gets the Widgets When You're Gone? Planned and Unplanned Business Succession" 2009 Colorado State Bar, Trust and Estates Retreat and separate CLE in Colorado program

Estate Planning: A Values-based Perspective, Colorado Bar Assn Trust and Estate Section program 2008


Fundamentals of Income Tax for Estates and Trusts; IRS  CPA training program 2007


Drafting Trusts and Advanced Medical Directives in Light of HIPAA, Advanced Estate Planning Symposium 2007

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