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EPCNYC: Evening Program & Dinner January 2018
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Join EPCNYC for the third of our four evening programs.

When: 1/18/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Union League Club
38 E 37th St
New York 10016
United States
Contact: Amber Pusatere Lettko

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Join the Estate Planning Council of New York City for the third Evening Program of the 2017-2018 membership year!


About the Speaker 

Evan Unzelman 


With over a decade of specialized experience in the field of private foundations and CRTs, Evan Unzelman has risen quickly through the ranks of charitable and tax planning. He began his career at a multifamily office, where he helped provide comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges faced by affluent families. In 2006, he joined Sterling, where he oversaw the administration of all of the firms’ charitable clients. In 2008, he was hand-picked to lead the expansion of the firm’s CRT brokerage platform.

Evan was elevated to COO in 2010 to expand and sharpen Sterling's service offering for charitable donors and their advisors. In 2015, he was promoted to President, expanding his responsibilities to include the supervision of all business lines:
   ·     Private foundation management
   ·     Charitable consulting
·     CRT secondary planning

Evan is a recognized expert and sought after speaker in the field of charitable planning, and CRTs in particular. He speaks widely to a variety of audiences including attorneys, accountants and financial advisors, primarily on CRT secondary planning, tax implications of CRTs, and the role CRTs play in the estate and wealth planning of affluent clients.

Evan's articles have appeared in publications such as Estate Planning, NAEPC’s Journal of Tax & Estate Planning, Atlanta Bar Association's The MortmainWealth Strategies Journaland Atlantic Trust’s Trusted Advisor. He was also the lead editor of Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts (Bloomberg Press), which is largely regarded as the definitive guide to managing charitable entities.

Evan received finance and economics degrees (summa cum laude) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. At Pacific Lutheran, he was President of the Student Investment Fund, member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society, and winner of the Academic Excellence Award as the top finance student.

About the Presentation

Secondary Planning for Charitable Remainder Trusts

At its inception, a charitable remainder trust (CRT) is usually a perfect fit for a client’s situation. It’s just the right kind of CRT, has just the right payout rate, has just the right beneficiaries, etc. But a CRT is an irrevocable trust—its terms cannot be changed—and usually spans decades of a client’s life. Over time, this combination—an inflexible trust on one hand and a client’s changing life on the other—can lead to a misalignment between the client’s situation and the CRT. In these cases, some form of secondary planning is probably in order. Evan Unzelman, President of Sterling Foundation Management, will discuss the range of options available to clients who have CRTs and how to determine which option, if any, is a fit for a given client.  


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