Tread Lightly When Assigning a Trust Protector

Joel Luber, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Estates & Trusts Group, recently authored an article for the February 3, 2015 edition of The Legal Intelligencer. The article, Tread Lightly When Assigning a Trust Protector, focuses on the use of trust protectors in modern trust design, and the authority and liability of protector and trustees. In the article, Mr. Luber addresses tax and non-tax issues, Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Act provisions, offers a review of recent case law and sample language options.

In the article, Mr. Luber states, “…in today’s world of trust design, the traditional functions of a trustee, such as holding title to and safeguarding assets, designing a portfolio, investing the assets, making distributions of assets, disseminating accounts of their administration and filing tax returns, are all but gone. Instead, these functions are now routinely broken out among one or more fourth parties, including investment advisers, distribution committees and, sitting on top of everyone else, trust protectors.”

You can read the full article online here.