Wealthy individuals and families with significant collections of paintings, sculpture, photography or jewelry face unique estate planning and tax issues.
The partners will address the reduction of potential estate tax and estate distribution taxes, penalties and proper planning for tax implications of fine art collection ownership. They will also enable clients to borrow against their collections to help resolve estate tax and estate planning issues.
“Planning for estates with important art collections is not merely about the disposition of the collection,” Sam Radin, attorney and president of NFP National Madison, said in a statement.
“Often, the estate lacks sufficient liquid assets to meet the tax obligations arising from the value of the collection, particularly when the collection was acquired many years earlier at low prices.”
The program will also offer life insurance services and strategies used in high-net-worth family estate plans, combined with critical fine art asset class expertise in valuation. And it will provide donation and gifting strategies using life insurance products.