10 Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes
July 31, 2012
Hosted by Rich Bloomfield and Rick Durfee
Everyone has an estate plan whether they know it or not. Dead people have no natural defences, so they are easy to rip off. No one understands this better than plaintiff’s attorneys and politicians. Litigation involving people’s estates is required without the right kind of planning, and so common it is cliche. The dead don’t vote, so they are an easy target to tax. Making a mistake in an estate plan is expensive and frustrating, and hard to avoid. Rick and Rich discuss not only what the mistakes and their consequences are, but how to intelligently avoid them.
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Rich and Rick will discuss the many ways wealth touches our lives – how to make it, grow it , preserve it, donate it, invest it, protect it from unnecessary taxation or pass it on to the next generation without creating problems, through effective planning and value based leadership. This holistic, value based approach to applying tax, financial, asset protection and investment concepts to long term wealth provides a framework for listeners to deal effectively with wealth issues. The ability to explain tax, legal and financial issues surrounding wealth in an everyday, conversational way using pertinent stories and experiences set Rich and Rick apart and will provide direction you can understand and apply. Topics will include wealth and asset preservation/protection structures and techniques, business and estate structuring and planning, income tax planning, retirement and retirement income planning.
Rich Bloomfield and Rick Durfee
Richard H. Bloomfield, CPA founded Bloomfield CFO, PLLC, a public accounting
firm, in 2000 to provide strategic financial direction and tax advice and
planning to owners of closely held businesses, including dentists, doctors and
entrepreneurs in nearly every business sector. Rich has a Masters Degree in
Taxation from Brigham Young University, has been a CPA since 1981 and is
credentialed to practice in both Arizona and Utah. He is a member of the State
Society of Certified Public Accountants in both states.
Rich has worked as a CEO, CFO, and COO and has broad based business experience, giving him a real world understanding of business and tax issues that business owners face every day. Rich’s experience and skills include Income tax structuring and planning for businesses and individuals; complex estate structuring and planning for business owners and high net worth individuals; advanced asset protection; insurance planning and strategies; exit strategies for closely-held businesses and owners; business combinations and mergers; and retirement planning including income strategies in retirement. Rich has a unique ability to listen to your business and tax concerns and plot a course of action to address them effectively.
Richard E. Durfee Jr has been practicing law since 1988. His practice is limited
to representing high net worth and high income individuals, families, and their
businesses. He focuses on Preventive Law and holistic planning — which means
teaching value based leadership in Dynasty estate planning, wealth preservation,
asset protection, strategic planning for businesses, charitable planning, and
turning the gift of wealth into a blessing rather than a curse. Rick has clients from
all over the United States, and his firm is admitted to practice before the IRS and
Federal Courts, and is admitted to the bar in Arizona, California and Florida. His
personal motto and trademark is "Live Well, Leave a Legacy."
Rick is a popular nationally known speaker, and has been featured at the Money Show, Freedom Fest, and other conventions. He regularly provides continuing education on behalf of professional associations in the areas of his practice. Rick is President and Director of Legacy Global Foundation, Inc. and has raised millions of dollars for charity. He serves in many positions as a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America.
Rick has authored many articles and publications including, “The Estate Planning Guide to Better Sex,” “Leave Your Estate To Your Children Without Ruining Them,” “Why All Trusts Are Not Created Equal,” and many others. Prior to his legal career he published in Japan. He has three degrees, all from Arizona State University.