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BBA Virtual CLE: Wealth and Estate Planning in the Digital Age: A Guided Tour of Cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Other (Stunningly Valuable) Digital Assets

Monday, May 24, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. 

Our distinguished panel will explore the rapidly evolving world of digital property, to look at how old ideas (like burying gold in the backyard) are being translated into new and exotic technologies. 

The panel will then examine the extraordinary impact that these new technologies are having on what used to be prosaic estate planning strategies. For example, Bitcoin, with its staggering volatility, is an asset well-suited for funding a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust – or GRAT.  Meanwhile, the secrecy – and value – of passwords and passkeys in the digital era is the equivalent of holding the treasure map to Blackbeard’s buried treasure; if it is not preserved carefully and passed on at death, the treasure can be lost forever. 

And that could lead to a personal representative’s nightmare: the IRS recently held that the estate of an individual who died owning millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency owed tax of the known value of those assets at death, even though the passkey was lost with the death of the decedent and the assets are now unreachable by the estate!

Come join us for a fascinating journey to the intersection of technology, huge wealth, and estate planning, where tax analysis and science fiction often complete – and sometimes collide.  

Registration Categories:
Premier Member - Free. Included as part of Membership
Premier Sponsor Firm Government Lawyer/ Legal Services – Free. Included as part of Membership
BBA Member - $120.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Non-Member - $240.00
Law Student - $30.00

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Jenna Kim


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