February 4, 2014
EL PASO, TX – ScottHulse PC attorneys David Hassler and Lauren Serrano will participate in the 48th Annual UTEP Women’s Estate Planning Conference, to be held every Thursday through February 20, 2014.
The Estate Planning Conference is designed to provide women with the fundamentals of financial and estate planning. The annual conference is hosted by the UTEP Women’s Auxiliary and the UTEP office of Institutional Advancement Estate Planning.
Mr. Hassler has served as the conference’s Course Director for the past 23 years. In addition, Mr. Hassler will speak this year on “Asset Protection Planning Strategies.” Ms. Serrano will present on, “Legal & Practical Aspects of Estate Planning.”
“It’s imperative that members of the borderplex community educate themselves as to the various planning options, and decide what type of plan works best for their personal, family and financial situation. A well thought out estate plan can help control how assets are handled during lifetime and at death, and enhances the value of assets passed down to future generations,” said Mr. Hassler. “This conference allows individuals to explore their options.”
The 2014 conference series is led by prominent business professionals, including attorneys, certified public accountants and financial advisors. During each of the seminars, speakers will cover topics such as legal aspects of estate planning, income taxes, transfer taxes, life insurance, charitable giving, asset protection, administration of estates and trusts, and investments.
The annual conference may be attended free of charge, by invitation only. For an invitation to the 2015 conference, contact Lucy Garcia at (915) 747-8529
“Regardless of whether you choose to prepare an estate plan, your assets will be distributed upon death. The question every American must ask is: Will I decide what happens to my children, property, and possessions, or will I leave these types of decisions up to the court system?” said Ms. Serrano, an associate estate planning attorney at Scotthulse PC.
Mr. Hassler, who is board certified in estate planning & probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, said, “ScottHulse has an ongoing commitment to participate in the UTEP Women’s Estate Planning Conference in order to better assist our community with important estate planning decisions.”
As head of the ScottHulse PC estate planning practice group, Mr. Hassler advises high- and mid- net worth individuals and families regarding estate planning, transfer taxation, asset protection and closely held and family business matters, including charitable, deferred and leveraged giving. Mr. Hassler is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He serves on the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Development Board.
Ms. Serrano’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, asset protection, and small business matters. An El Paso native, Serrano is a member of the Texas Bar, El Paso Estate Planning Council, the El Paso Bar Association, and the El Paso Probate Association.
ScottHulse is a full-service law firm with offices in El Paso and Las Cruces. ScottHulse attorneys have represented individuals and major participants in the commercial and industrial sectors of the El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces Borderplex since 1889. Today, ScottHulse attorneys are involved in client and community initiatives that are transforming the Borderplex into the most dynamic commercial center in the Southwest and the epicenter of U.S./Mexico trade.