Gifts and FLPs in 2012

CNBC has this interesting article regarding the increasing popular estate planning tactics of gifts and setting up family limited partnerships or family limited liability companies (FLPs) in 2012 to take advantage of the $5.12 million per person gift tax exemption. Our firm is advising numerous clients on leveraging the gift tax exemption this year (before it falls back to $1 million on January 1, 2013 when the Bush tax cuts sunset absent Congressional action) and drafting FLPs or family LLCs to meet client’s estate planning needs.

If you had over $1 million, real estate, business interests, or want to extend your family’s legacy to your children and grandchildren and beyond, now is the time to look at gifts and see whether a FLP, family LLC, or dynasty trust may be right for you. Call (913-707-9220) or email us (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) for a convenient appointment to discuss your estate planning strategy. We offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Our firm has experience counseling high net worth individuals and families on their estate planning needs and we frequently design FLPs or trusts for clients. A well-designed and carefully crafted FLP or trust is like a finely polished diamond: We understand the legal, tax, and business facets of protecting your assets, providing for your family, and ensuring the legacy of your values continues for generations.

(c) 2012, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

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