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It's Your Estate

Estate Planning Basics

This annual eight-week series of workshops provides attendees with education and practical solutions to financial and estate planning issues so that they can be in charge of their estates during their lifetimes and beyond.

These free workshops are presented as a community service—for education only. Nothing will be sold, and professional advisors will not be given attendees' contact information.

  • April 3 Introduction & Quiz                                                      Peter Kote
  • April 10 Estate Planning Basics                                               Michael Vollmer
  • April 17 Planning for Incapacity                                              Teresa Gorman
  • April 24 Living Trusts                                                                 Jim Leese
  • May 1 Charitable Income & Tax Planning Issues                 David Moore
  • May 8 IRA & Retirement Plan Distributions                          Michael Simon                 
  • May 15 The Role of a Trustee & Executor                             Susan Merritt & Peter Kote
  • May 22 Case Study & Review                                                  Steve Bemis & Peter Kote

Series moderator is Peter Kote, founder of Professional Fiduciary Services, which provides trustee, executor services and charitable counseling for individuals and organizations. He will lead these workshops with the assistance of selected financial experts.

  • Doors open at 9:45 a.m.; no reserved seating
  • FREE. Suggested donation: $10 at the door
  • Attendance at all sessions is NOT required
  • Information (949) 548-2411 or

This program is made possible by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

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