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Our Speaker

Christopher R. Hoyt, J.D.
Professor of Law
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 7:30 A.M. - Registration Opens
7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Networking Breakfast
9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. Seminar (Includes Q&A Time)
Program Topic: Retirement Accounts:
Planning Optimal Family And Charitable Outcomes
Event Topic: This session will examine the rules and tax planning implications for distributions from retirement accounts, including the proposed changes contained in the February 2022 proposed regulations. The session will also examine the legal rights that one spouse has in the other’s retirement assets, and the most tax-efficient way to transfer IRA assets to charities through qualified charitable distributions (“QCDs”) and testamentary transfers to charitable remainder trusts.
Continuing Education: This seminar has applied for 2 hours of continuing education credits for the following disciplines:
The Florida Bar (CLE), CPE (Accountancy), Certified Financial Planners (CFP®), and ABA-CTFA
Speaker's Outlines:

CHRISOTPHER R. HOYT, J.D. is a Professor of Law at the University of Missouri (Kansas City) School of Law where he teaches courses in the area of federal income taxation, charitable organizations and retirement plans.

Previously, he was with the law firm of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne in Kansas City, Missouri. He received an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and he received dual law and accounting degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Professor Hoyt has served as the the Vice- Chair of the RPTE Charitable Group and he serves on the editorial board of Trusts and Estates magazine. He is an ACTEC fellow and has been designated by his peers as a “Best Lawyer”. He was elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Presenting Organizations

Community Foundation of Broward

The Community Foundation of Broward values the trusted relationhips we’ve established with Broward’s leading tax and estate attorneys, accountants and financial advisors. More than 80% of our high net worth donors are referred to us by professional advisors, like you. We are serious about helping your visionary clients achieve their philanthropic goals, and maximize the impact of every dollar they invest in the community. We make philanthropy easy, flexible, and impactful. The first step is talking to your clients about charitable giving. The expert team at the Community Foundation is here to help you make it a great conversation.

487 charitable Funds
$269 million in assets
$145 million in grants
37 years of philanthropic impact

Learn more at

Jewish Community Foundation of Broward County

Through the generosity of so many who had the vision to ‘create a Jewish legacy’, the Jewish Community Foundation’s $120 million endowment fund ensures that Jewish values are secured in perpetuity. By promoting smart philanthropic strategies, we assure the highest rate of return on investment, helping us to provide maximum impact on life-sustaining programs such as: feeding the hungry, helping those in need, protecting abused children and domestic violence victims, promoting impactful Jewish identity programs, supporting the elderly and individuals with special needs, fighting anti-Semitism and strengthening the bonds with Israel and the global community at large.

To set up your or your client's Jewish legacy, please visit us

United Way of Broward County

For more than 80 years, United Way of Broward County has been an integral part of identifying gaps in services and then seek partners and funds to develop programs delivering measurable results. While many organizations focus on one cause, we focus on the community as a whole and in a collaborate effort, create solutions. We fight for veterans who are re-acclimating to civilian life, we fight for people who are working hard and falling short – one emergency away from poverty and we fight for children who are not reading at grade level. United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial prosperity of EVERY person in our community.

For more information, visit

Seminar Location

Event Location:

Nova Southeastern University

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center


  • Take I-595 to University Drive.
  • Drive south to SW 30th Street (Abe Fischler Boulevard)
  • Drive east on SW 30th Street
  • Continue past the Miami Dolphins Training Facility on the right.
  • Turn right onto Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard
  • The covered parking garage is on your right
  • The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center is straight ahead, on the north side of the Library, Research and Information Technology Center.
  • Registration and Breakfast are in the Carl DeSantis Building, which is on your left and directly across from the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.
  • Covered parking is available directly across from the Carl DeSantis Building at no charge.

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Our Sponsors

Steering Committee

  • Tanya Bower, Esq.
  • Tripp Scott, P.A.
  • Representing: Community Foundation of Broward
  • David S. Appel, CPA, PFS
  • Marcum, LLP
  • Representing: Jewish Community Foundation of Broward
  • Carole Enisman
  • Premier Wealth Planning
  • Representing: United Way of Broward County

Kaley Barbera, J.D., LL.M., Partner
Snyder & Snyder, P.A.

Martin E. Basson Esq.

Brian V. Bergman Esq.
MacLean & Ema, P.A.

Michael R. Brin, CFP®, MBA
Trust Wealth

Craig C. Chuang, CFA, CFP®
Heritage Investment Group, Inc.

John W. Clidas, CPA PFS
Synovus Trust Company, N.A.

Alan B. Cohn, Esq.
Greenspoon Marder

Andrea L. Darlow MBA
Bank of America Private Bank

Randy Friedlander CIMA®, CPWA®
The Friedlander Group, Morgan Stanley

Jill Ginsberg, Esq., B.C.S.
Ginsberg Shulman, PL

Marc A Infante, RICP®
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Jared Kornfeld
Kaufman Rossin Insurance Services

Mark A. Krill
Ocean Bank

Denise Lettau, Esq.
National Care Advisors

Audwin Levasseur
Axial Family Advisors

Lili Lowell CLU, ChFC
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A

Marc Lowell CLU, ChFC
The A.I.D. Group

Lance Lvovsky, CPA
Marcum LLP

Greg D. Medalie, Esq.
Medalie & Medalie, P.A.

Shari Meehan
Nova Southeastern University


Linda Paige, CFP®
Synovus Trust Company, N.A.

Sviatlana (Lana) Pernia, CPA

Arlene Ravalo Jao, CPA, CFF, AV
Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Sean Riley, CPWA®, CFP®
UBS Private Wealth Management, Coastal Partners

Sheri Fiske Schultz, CPA, ABC, CFF
Fiske & Company

Howie Steinberg
Fairway Memorial Gardens

Mark Wisniewski, Esq.
Berger Singerman

Polina Yurovitsky

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Kurt Zimmerman, Esq.

Zimmerman & Associates

Presenting Organizations:
Community Foundation of Broward
Mark Kotler
Mary Margaret Toole
Jewish Community Foundation of Broward County
Keith M. Goldmann
Sydney Gorodetsky Rubin
United Way of Broward County
Ana Sosa
Stephanie Seltzer


19th Annual: 2020 – October 28, 2020
Lauren J. Wolven, J.D.
Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC
The World Has Changed - Are You Prepared to Successfully Resolve Modern Family Ethical Issues?
Kaley N. Barbera, J.D., LL.M., Snyder & Snyder, P.A.
Jill R. Ginsberg, J.D., B.C.S., Ginsberg Shulman
Stephanie Aoun, Goldman Sachs
18th Annual: 2019 – December 4, 2019
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.
LittmanKrooks, LLP
Program – Planning for an Aging Population Update – Preparing for the Unexpected: Designing and Drafting Estate Plans that Can Withstand the Heat!
Marc Infante, RICP, Wells Fargo Advisors
Marc Lowell CLU, ChFC, The A.I.D. Group
Greg Medalie, Esq., Medalie & Medalie, P.A.
17th Annual: 2018 – December 5, 2018
Natalie B. Choate, Esq.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Program – Working "9-5", but Hopefully Not Forever – 201 Best & Worst Retirement Ideas.
Luncheon – IRA Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Judy B. Bonevac, Esq., Judy Barringer Bonevac, P.A.
Adam Scott Goldberg, Esq., Krause, Goldberg, Revis & Hervas, P.A.
Sean M. Riley, CPWA®, CFP®, UBS Private Wealth Management
16th Annual: 2017 – October 26, 2017
Joshua S. Rubenstein, J.D.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Pressing the Do-Over Button: Strategies for Modifying Wills & Trusts After Formation
Joseph Eppy, The Eppy Group
Denise A. Lettau, Wells Fargo Private Bank
William A. Snyder, J.D., LL.M., Snyder & Snyder, P.A.
15th Annual: 2016 – November 10, 2016
Daniel S. Rubin, J.D., LL.M.
Moses & Singer LLP
Cover Your Assets – A Simple and Ethical Approach to Asset Protection
Don Medalie, Esq., Community Foundation of Broward
Randy Friedlander, CIMA®, CPWA®, Jewish Community Foundation of Broward
Joseph Eppy, United Way of Broward County
14th Annual: 2015 – December 11, 2015
Christopher R. Hoyt, J.D
University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law
Modern Family Dilemmas: Retirement Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Gary L. Rudolf Esq., Community Foundation of Broward
Jeffrey Saster, Jewish Community Foundation of Broward
Michael D. Wild Esq., United Way of Broward County
13th Annual: 2014 – October 28, 2014
Samuel A. Donaldson
Professor of Law, Georgia State Unversity College of Law
Income Tax Planning for Estate Planners: Doing Well by Doing Good – A Winning Combination
James B. Davis, Esq., Community Foundation of Broward
Mark Krill, Jewish Community Foundation
Penelope Blair, United Way
12th Annual: 2013 – October 23, 2013
Bernard A. Krooks, Esq.
Littman Krooks, LLP
Planning for an Aging Population – Your Clients, Your Parents and Someday You!
A Straight Talk on the Legal, Financial and Family Dynamics
Christy Lambertus, Esq., Community Foundation of Broward
Alan B. Cohn, Esq., Jewish Community Foundation
Peter Anderson, United Way
11th Annual: 2012 – November 8, 2012
Steve R. Akers, J.D.
Bessemer Trust
Estate Planning Strategies in a Post-Election World
Kurt D. Zimmerman, Esq. , Community Foundation of Broward
Terry L. Breitbord, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Jewish Community Foundation
Scott Rassler, JD., CLU, ChFC, United Way
10th Annual: 2011 – November 2, 2011
Dennis I. Belcher
B. A., McGuireWoods LLP
Connecting the Dots-Creating Some POP (Partnership of Professionals)
And Sizzle for Your Clients’ Planning Needs
Kenneth B. Bierman, United Way
Frank B. Brogan, Jr., Esq., Community Foundation
Sheldon S. Polish, Esq., Jewish Community Foundation
9th Annual: 2010 – November 9, 2010
Samuel A. Donaldson
University of Washington, School of Law
How Clear Was Your Crystal Ball? A Review of Last Year’s Significant Events in the Chaotic World of Estate Planning
Frank T. Adams, Esq., Community Foundation
Jay R. Beskin, Esq., United Way
Jason L. Steinman, Esq., Jewish Community Foundation
8th Annual: 2009 – November 11, 2009
John W. Porter
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, If I get too Creative, Will the Tax Man Call?
Jay Beskin, Esq., United Way
Jennifer J. Robinson, Esq., Community Foundation
Elissa Mogilesfsky, Jewish Community Foundation
7th Annual: 2008 – November 5, 2008
Stephan R. Leimberg
Leimberg Information Services, Inc.
Power Marketing your Estate Planning Practice: An Advanced Seminar for Tax Professionals
Lanny K. Marks, CPA, CFP, United Way
Paul B. McCawley, Community Foundation
Mark Scott, Jewish Community Foundation
6th Annual: 2007 – October 23, 2007
Roy M. Adams
Times of Compliance and Complexity: Estate Planning Hotspots
Sheri Schultz, Jewish Community Foundation
Howard Usher, United Way
Alan Cohn, Jewish Community Foundation
5th Annual: 2006 – October 10, 2006
Stacy Eastland
Goldman Sachs
My Favorite Wealth Transfer Planning Ideas
Thomas O. Katz, Community Foundation of Broward
Jack Rosenberg, CPA, Jewish Community Foundation
Shawn Snyder, United Way of Broward County Inc.
4th Annual: 2005 – October 11, 2005
Jeffrey N. Pennell
Emory School of Law
Postmortem Repair of Charitable Dispositions and Recent Developments… with a Charitable Twist
Myron Sandler, Jewish Community Foundation
Kenneth Bierman, United Way
Barbara Doll, Community Foundation
3rd Annual: 2004
Jonathan Blattmachr
Importance of Trusts in Estate & Financial Planning
2nd Annual: 2003 – October 28, 2003
Natalie B. Choate
Understanding the New Minimum Distribution Rules
Kenneth Bierman, United Way
Mark Maller, Jewish Community Foundation
William Sullivan, Community Foundation
1st Annual: 2002 – October 8, 2002
George Masnik
Current Developments in Estate and Gift Law
Kenneth Bierman, United Way
Francis B. Brogan, Community Foundation
Irwin Weiser, Jewish Community Foundation