Butzel Long attorney Robert P. Perry featured at National Business Institute Estate Planning Program on February 17, 2009


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder Robert P. Perry will be a featured speaker at a National Business Institute program titled, "Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques," on February 17, 2009 in Southfield. Mr. Perry will discuss "Qualified Personal Residence Trusts and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRAT)s."

Mr. Perry has extensive experience in many facets of estate and business succession planning and sophisticated business succession and estate leveraging tools including the preparation and implementation of buy-sell agreements, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder and lead trusts, generation-skipping and "dynasty" trusts, personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, split dollar insurance planning, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and planning for distributions from qualified plans and individual retirement accounts.

He also has substantial experience in miscellaneous probate and trust issuance, tax compliance and estate tax audit and internal revenue service litigation matters.

Mr. Perry is actively involved with the Oakland County Financial and Estate Planning Council, the Probate Estate and Trust Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Trust and Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association.

He is a frequent lecturer on various estate planning topics, including estate planning for qualified plan assets and individual retirement accounts and using charitable planning techniques for qualified plan assets. Mr. Perry also has published articles on estate planning and tax topics.

Mr. Perry earned his BA degree from the University of Michigan in 1985, his JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988, and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Wayne State University in 1997. Mr. Perry is licensed both in Michigan and Florida.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com().

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 355-3200.

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