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Absolute Trust Counsel to Hold Free Virtual Trust Administration Event for California CFPs and CPAs

Original post made by Kirsten Howe, Pleasanton Heights, on Oct 23, 2022

The absolute trust academy trust administration 101 continuing education event will examine procedures and preparedness protocols to enhance practice efficiencies.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 24, 2022 — Leading Bay Area estate planning firm Absolute Trust Counsel will host a free virtual event, The Absolute Trust Academy Trust Administration 101, on October 28, 2022, to equip CPAs and CFPs with a stronger knowledge of trust administration processes. The webinar is aimed at enhancing advisors’ client services and relationships. In addition, this event allows CPAs and CFPs to earn four hours of continuing education credits.

“Trust administration is an important topic for financial professionals for several reasons,” said event host and Absolute Trust Counsel founder, Kirsten Howe. “CFPs and CPAs are often the first professionals contacted upon a death. Why? Because clients trust and depend on their advisors regularly and they have the deepest, broadest knowledge of their clients’ situations. In addition, the trust administration process requires a coordinated effort among the attorney, financial advisor, CPA, and the family. All advisors play an important role in the process. Boosting their knowledge base benefits both their clients and their business. And, having these tools in their arsenal will also help build a more robust plan and head off future problems.”

The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM via Zoom and will feature several local experts who will teach the basics of what needs to be done when a client has died. Audience members will learn and implement proven planning strategies and tactics to address clients’ unique needs while maximizing business potential.

“Clients really do rely on their CPAs and CFPs to get them through this very challenging time,” Howe continued. “So we are doing this webinar to help all CFPs and CPAs give even greater service to their clients.”

Event topics and speakers include:

· Margaret Schopp, CPA, Schopp & Co. – “Tax Compliance: Form 706”

· Karen Fisher, Principal, Bishop Fiduciary Services, Ltd. – “Helping Clients with Best Practices”

· Jim O’Dea, Broker Associate, Redwood Mortgage – “Mortgage Loans to Irrevocable Trusts”

· Madison Gunn, Attorney, Absolute Trust Counsel – “The 7 Basic Steps of Trust Administration”

· Kirsten Howe, Esq., Managing Attorney, Absolute Trust Counsel – “The ABCs of Trust Planning”

For more information, or to register, visit

About Absolute Trust Counsel:

Absolute Trust Counsel is among the most highly ranked estate planning law firms in Walnut Creek. The firm’s areas of expertise include estate planning, trust administration, Medi-Cal planning, probate, retirement assets planning, and special needs planning. Absolute Trust Counsel’s mission is to provide easy legal solutions for every client.

The firm’s founder, Kirsten Howe, was admitted to the California bar in 1987 and has practiced in Walnut Creek since 1997. She earned her J.D. cum laude at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was a member of the Thurston Society and managing editor of The Hastings Law Journal. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of The State Bar of California, the Estate Planning and Probate Section, the Elder Law Section, and the Women’s Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Learn more:


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