In this presentation we looked at the problem seen in many large estates - the lack of liquidity to deal with estate equalization, estate taxes and charitable funding.
Many of our clients have significant private businesses or extensive real estate holdings that represent a large percentage of the family wealth. There is often a large shortage of liquidity to deal with the division of these illiquid assets among family members as well as pay any estate taxes that may be levied on the estate. Of course if estate taxes do need to be paid there is a limited window when money can be raised and often times this means selling property at a less than opportune time.
View this recording to see various designs for creating liquidity.