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If There's a Will, There's a Way!


Wednesday, May 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Do you want Aunt Petunia to get your vintage salt & pepper shaker collection? Do you want your trusting neighbor to take care of your dog? Join us and learn how to make it official in your will.

Darien Library welcomes Mark P. Chioffi, Managing Member of Chioffi Law LLC. Mark will share the importance of various estate planning documents—Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. He will also shed some light on the following topics:

  • Federal and Connecticut Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions
  • Annual exclusion gifts
  • Benefits of using trusts versus outright distributions to beneficiaries
  • Importance of coordinating beneficiary designations for retirement accounts and life insurance
  • What to consider when selecting fiduciaries – Executors, Trustees, Guardians, Attorneys-in-Fact, Health Care Representatives

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About the Presenter

Mark P. Chioffi is the Managing Member of Chioffi Law LLC, which has offices in Westport. Mark practices in the areas of estate planning, including succession planning for closely-held business owners, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation. He prepares wills, trusts and other documents for clients designed to manage and dispose of their assets in accordance with their needs and wishes, while minimizing tax, probate and other administrative costs. Mark also represents clients in all aspects of the administration of decedents’ estates, including proceedings in the Probate Court and with the federal and state tax authorities.

Mark is a co-chair of the Probate and Estates Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association. He received his B.S. in Finance from University of Connecticut, his J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mark is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York.

Begin With the End in Mind

This program is part of a series, Begin With the End in Mind. The end is not a topic many feel comfortable discussing and that is why we are often not prepared when the time comes. It is to everyone’s advantage to discuss plans and preferences regarding death. The goal of this series is to help attendees and their loved ones learn how to properly plan from beginning to end.

This series will take place the first Wednesday evening of every month at 7 p.m.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the Webinar after you register for the event.

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