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Trust Administration: Controlling, Protecting, and Distributing Trust Assets

Trustee Duties and Powers, Tax Issues, Advances to Beneficiaries, Fees, Expenses, Investments

Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

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This CLE course will provide trusts and estates counsel an in-depth analysis of key challenges in trust administration. The panel will discuss complex issues encountered by practitioners, dividing and distributing trust assets, tax planning and reporting challenges, and making final distributions. The panel will also discuss key issues involving loans to beneficiaries, investments, disbursing fees and expenses, and other challenges for trusts and estates counsel.


Trust administration can present a wide range of issues to trusts and estates counsel. Simple matters that relate to the trustee's duties and powers are often deceptively challenging.

Trustee actions now face heightened scrutiny during these uncertain times as beneficiaries will need their inheritance to stay afloat. Counsel must consider the powers to direct and delegate, control and protect trust assets, as well as disclosure and notice requirements. Dividing trust assets, determining and disbursing fees and expenses, and distributing to beneficiaries must also be addressed.

Listen as our authoritative panel of trust and estate planning practitioners highlights key issues that arise in trust administration and best practices in exercising trustee duties and powers.



  1. Trustee's duties and powers
  2. Control and protection of assets
  3. Disclosure and notice requirements
  4. Dealing with beneficiaries
  5. Division and distribution of assets
  6. Disbursement of fees and expenses


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What issues should the trustee take into consideration when making distributions and disbursements?
  • What common pitfalls should be avoided in trust administration?
  • What issues arise in dealing with beneficiaries?
  • How do you manage investments in the administration of a trust?
  • What best practice strategies should trustees consider in exercising their powers?


Casiano, Vincent
Vincent M. Casiano

Casiano Law Firm

Mr. Casiano practices in the area of estate planning and probate.

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Schwefel, Benjamin
Benjamin R. Schwefel

Murtaugh Treglia Stern & Deily

Mr. Schwefel is an associate attorney and the majority of his practice focuses on trusts and estates, including estate...  |  Read More

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