Darren Wallace was quoted in an article, "Paul Allen's $26 Billion Estate Will Take Years to Unravel," published by Bloomberg. In the wake of Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen's passing, the article discusses various considerations for his vast holdings at family office Vulcan Inc., which include real estate, art collections, professional sports teams and venture capital stakes. "Even though this is a person's life and their personal holdings, it's almost like the dissolution of a major corporation," Wallace told Bloomberg. He continued, "Even if things go along as you might expect, it could easily be three to five years." The article also noted the legal transfer of Paul Allen's holdings will likely take a considerable amount of time. Wallace commented further that a large and complex estate like Allen's – even when well-prepared for a succession – is likely to face an Internal Revenue Service audit, if only because of its size and complexity.
Warren Whitaker will be serving as chair of the 15th Annual International Estate Planning Institute, hosted by the New York State Bar Association and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP USA).
On March 8, Scott Beach will participate in a panel presentation entitled "Family Office Megatrends" at the 2019 Family Office Association (FOA) National Summit in Palm Beach, FL.
On February 21, Justin Hannan will co-present a webinar, entitled "IRC 1400Z Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) for Individual Investors: Tax Deferral and Reduction Opportunities," for Strafford.
At the Family Office Association's Miami Retreat on January 29, Scott Beach moderated a session with Brian Batson, a partner with Krupin Partners, a firm based in Beverly Hills that specializes in insurance solutions for high-net-worth individuals and family office principals/executives.
On January 16, Carl Merino and Warren Whitaker participated in "Estate Planning Across Borders: A Guide for the Perplexed," a program at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association presented by the Trusts and Estates Law Section.
Jared Ross was quoted in an article, "Ultra-Rich Scout Direct Real Estate Investments," published by Banker & Tradesman.
Day Pitney Press Release
Scott Beach, chair of Day Pitney's Family Office Practice, was quoted in an article entitled "Less Than 20% of Family Offices Have Robust Succession Plans," published by Private Asset Management.
Von Sanborn was featured in an article, "Tax Screw-Ups and People Problems: Experts Reveal Biggest Blunders of Rich Families," published by Bloomberg.
Von Sanborn was quoted in an article, "U.S. Family Offices Face Increasing Competition from Foreign Families," published by Private Asset Management.