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The first evening program of the EPCNYC 2017-2018 year. Thomas Forrest and Susan Hartley Moss to present.

When: 9/19/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Union League Club
38 E 37th St
New York 10016
United States
Contact: Amber Pusatere

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Join the Estate Planning Council of New York City for the first evening program of the 2017-2018 membership year!

HEY! Where's my Trust?

When creating a new trust, a grantor can and should designate the state law that will govern the validity and construction of the terms of the trust and the state law that will govern the administration of the trust.  This topic will discuss what happens when the grantor is deceased and the beneficiaries learn that the state law governing administration of the trust is more favorable in a different state.  The following presentation will provide an evaluation for estate planning professionals for the reasons for changing the situs of the trust, the benefits that may be achieved and the challenges and roadblocks that may occur during the process. 


About our Speakers 

Thomas M. Forrest 

Thomas M. Forrest, is President & CEO of U.S. Trust Company of Delaware.

Tom is past President and founder of the Personal Trust Division for Charles Schwab Bank in Wilmington, Delaware.  He opened and staffed the Schwab personal trust office in 2007. Before joining Charles Schwab, Tom was co-founder, President and CEO of U.S. Trust Company of Delaware.  Tom joined U.S. Trust Company in 1999 and opened the U.S. Trust office in Delaware in 2000, where he managed the office through 2007.  Tom returned to U.S, Trust Company of Delaware in 2012.
Tom was Vice President and Manager of the Trust Tax and Financial Planning Division for Wilmington Trust for 18 years. Mr. Forrest is a past President of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, past President of the Delaware Estate Planning Council, past Treasurer of the Delaware Society of CPA’s and past Chairman of the Tax Committee.  Tom is a past board member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, Delaware Chapter and has served as a board member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.  He is also a past President of the Bank and Trust Tax Association of Mid-Atlantic States, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, The Delaware Society of CPAs, and The Wilmington Tax Group.  Tom is past board member of Autism Delaware and past Chairman of The Mary Campbell Center Foundation.  Tom is a member of the board of The Delaware Bankers Association.

Mr. Forrest assisted the IRS with the development of fiduciary income tax returns on magnetic media and became the first bank in the country to file fiduciary income tax returns on magnetic media.  Mr. Forrest has lectured to professional groups on a variety of tax and estate planning topics at numerous meetings and seminars around the country including the National Graduate Trust School, ABA Tax Compliance Seminar, Financial Planning Association, American Bar Association Tax Section Meetings, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Bank Administration Institute, and The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. 

Tom graduated from the University of Delaware in 1982 with a B.S. in Accounting, and received his M.S. in Taxation from Widener University in 1985.   He received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1986 and Accredited Estate Planner in 1995.  Tom received the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils 2005 Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner award.

Susan Hartley Moss, CTFA

Susan joined EMM in 2017 as a Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor/Relationship Manager. Susan draws on over 30 years of experience serving as a senior director in trust, investment, wealth management and family office advisory firms, and as a personal fiduciary advisor to wealthy individuals and families. She has helped large global families and family offices evaluate and establish Private Trust Companies (PTCs) and developed family office governance structures, operations and policies and procedures.

Prior to joining EMM, Susan served as the National Director of Fiduciary for the Family Office group of BNY Mellon where she provided fiduciary, wealth and estate planning services to the firm's largest and most complex clients and advised families on governance issues and philanthropic matters. Previously, she consulted to private family offices, developing their governance structure, operations, and policy and procedures. Susan also worked with Deutsche Bank as Managing Director and head of ultra-high net worth trust and estate services. Additionally, she has held key fiduciary roles at US Trust and SunTrust Bank. Susan also served as President on the Board of Trustees of the May Mitchell Royal Foundation, where she directed foundation operation and succession.

Susan serves on the Board of the Trust School for the New York Bankers Association and is also a member of the teaching faculty for both the ABA National and Graduate Trust School at Emory University. Susan is a member of the New York Estate Planning Council and New York Society of CPAs. She is a frequent author and lecturer on complex fiduciary matters and has been published in publications including Trusts & Estates magazine.

Susan earned her Bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Barry University in Miami and completed a three-year program at the prestigious National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She also holds the Certified Trust Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. She attended Nova University Law School. Susan is also completing her Masters in Accounting from Syracuse University with the goal of obtaining the CPA designation.





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