Reynolds Forestry Consulting

& Real Estate, PLLC

a small company doing big things...

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Bodcaw 265-acres

Planted Pine &

Natural Hardwood


Nevada County, Arkansas

SOLD 12/31/2021


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Estate Planning & Taxation Workshop

Special Pre-conference Option

Thursday & Friday, September 24 & 25, 2009


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Estate Planning (Thursday; CEs for attorneys, accountants and foresters):

  • Why should I have an estate plan and basic documents in an estate plan
  • Should I use a will or a trust
  • Overview of transfer taxes
  • Gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes
  • Pending legislation and its likely effect
  • Taxable gifts and what is in your taxable estate
  • Optimizing the tax attributes of married couples
  • Tax-free gifts and ILIT's (irrevocable life insurance trusts)
  • QPRT's (qualified personal residence trusts) and GRAT's (grantor retained annuity trusts)
  • CRAT's (charitable remainder annuity trusts) and private annuities
  • Estate tax advantages of business entities
  • Deferral of estate tax, alternate valuation and IRA's
  • Example estate plan

Landowner Liability (Friday; CEs for attorneys, accountants, and foresters):

  • Negligence
  • Duty owed to trespassers, licensees and invitees
  • Hold harmless agreements
  • Insurance
  • Using business entities to minimize risk

Timber Taxation (Friday; CEs for attorneys, accountants and foresters):

  • Purchasing land, buildings and timber with basis allocation and depreciation schedules
  • Timber sale income and depletion allowance
  • At-risk and passive activity loss rules
  • Site preparation and planting
  • Intermediate cultural treatments
  • Roads
  • Equipment purchases, depreciation schedules and sales or exchanges
  • Casualty losses
  • Selling land
  • Tax-free exchanges under Sec. 1031
  • Investor, sole proprietor or partnership/LLC

Presenter: Dr. Robert A. Tufts is an attorney and Associate Professor.  He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in forestry from Louisiana State University, his Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech, his J.D. from Jones School of Law, Faulkner University and his LL.M. (taxation) from the University of Alabama.  He teaches estate planning, property law, taxation of timber, environmental law, surveying, forest roads, and low-volume road design courses at Auburn University. His current research focuses on tax and property issues affecting forest land owners.

Accounting  - CPE credits:
    Thursday & Friday workshop                 7 hrs/day or 14 hrs/2 days 
Attorney - CLE credits:

    Thursday & Friday workshop                 6.5 hrs/day or 13 hrs/2 days 

Forestry - SAF & CFE credits:

    Thursday & Friday workshop                  7 hrs/day or 14 hrs/2 days

Loggers - CLE credits:

    Thursday & Friday workshop                  6 hrs/day

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