MPA September Probate & Tax Sectional

  • September 28, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Remote Attendance Only


Registration is closed

Topic: How to Calculate the Elective Share in the Augmented Estate

Mike will discuss the surviving spouse’s rights under Minnesota Statutes and the calculation of the augmented estate that a surviving spouse may elect. In addition, he will discuss the specific statutes that need to be considered when calculating the augmented estate and the steps necessary to complete the calculation

Speaker: Michael P. Sampson, attorney with Maslon LLP

Michael's legal practice focuses on high-end estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, and business succession planning. Michael helps his clients focus on what it is they really want to accomplish with their wealth. After assisting his clients in identifying their specific wealth planning goals, Michael works with them and their other professional advisors to develop and implement wealth transfer strategies that are consistent not only with their goals, but also with their cash flow needs and tolerance for risk.

It is this practical focus on the real-life impact of wealth transfer planning that distinguishes Michael's approach from that of the typical estate planning attorney. Beyond

preparing legal documents, he also serves as his clients' wealth coach, personal CFO, professional pest, and skeptic-for-hire. Michael also provides his clients with access to his deep network of contacts, which often leads to solutions for many of life's little problems, even if they're completely unrelated to what you would normally think of as "estate planning."

Michael is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has also been recognized as a Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for Private Wealth Law in the 2018-2020

editions of the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars and has served as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. Michael serves as the chair of Maslon's Estate Planning Group and is also very active in the Minnesota State Bar Association, currently serving as Treasurer of the Probate and Trust Law Section Council and as a past chair of the Section's Legislation Committee.

Michael currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Guild Incorporated, a St. Paul-based non-profit that works with individuals with severe mental illness. Before

joining the board of Guild Incorporated, Michael was a founding member and past chair of the Board of Directors of the Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS).

Michael's hobbies include playing acoustic guitar, reading, photography, and listening to music.

Remote attendance only!

Member Cost: Free 
Non-Member Cost: $15

Please register no later than September 27, 2021.

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