Non-Grantor Trusts in Elder Law Planning: Specific Trust Strategies and Key Tax Considerations

A live 90-minute CLE/CPE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, April 21, 2023

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This CLE/CPE course will provide attorneys and advisers serving elderly clients with a focused review of key strategies and tax implications of the use of non-grantor trusts. The panel will discuss the most effective trust structures, avoiding pitfalls that would derail Medicaid eligibility, and tactics to ensure asset protection and tax savings for clients.


When integrating estate with long-term care planning, elder law practitioners and tax advisers may consider the use of non-grantor trusts. Counsel must know precisely the types of trusts available, the particular trust terms, and the tax implications.

Generally, non-grantor trusts are not taxed to the grantor, and such an individual is not treated as the owner of the trust for tax liability purposes. The grantor also cannot be a beneficiary or trustee and relinquishes control of the trust assets and the right to amend, revoke, or terminate the trust.

Our panel will explain the difference between grantor and non-grantor trusts and instances where a non-grantor trust and related rules can assist a client. The panelists will also review specific drafting mistakes and explain drafting approaches for trusts, including understanding and incorporating income, estate, and gift tax consequences.

Listen as our authoritative panel of elder law and estate planning counsel outlines best practices for the use of non-grantor trusts for estate and long-term care planning. The panel will explain how to achieve maximum asset protection and preservation in the most tax-efficient manner possible.



  1. Type of trust: grantor vs. non-grantor
  2. Non-grantor trust rules and key provisions
  3. Tax implications of non-grantor trusts
  4. Best practices for elder law attorneys


The panel will discuss these and other issues:

  • What is a non-grantor trust?
  • What are the non-grantor trust rules?
  • What are the income tax differences between grantor and non-grantor trusts?
  • What are the key considerations when determining when to draft grantor and non-grantor trusts?
  • What are the income tax implications of non-grantor trust status?


Burner, Britt
Britt Burner

Burner Law Group

Ms. Burner, Esq. is a partner at Burner Law Group, P.C., a boutique law firm concentrating in the areas of Elder Law,...  |  Read More

Nolfo, Matthew
Matthew J. Nolfo

Matthew J. Nolfo & Associates

Mr. Nolfo practices in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law and works with clients on their estate planning...  |  Read More

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You may pre-order a recording to listen at your convenience. Recordings are available 48 hours after the webinar. CPE credit is not available on recordings. Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. All formats include course handouts.

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