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When: Thursday, October 5, 2017
From 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Wellesley College Club
727 Washington St.
Wellesley, Massachusetts  02481
United States
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BEPC Members Round Table Breakfast

Wellesley College Club



  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking  
  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks      
  • 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Round Table Sessions

*This event is for BEPC members only. If you are interested in becoming a member of BEPC, see here. There is no registration fee required for this event*

Session 1:

Cyber Security


Heather B. Bearfield, CISA, CISM, CRISC
IT Risk and Assurance Services Leader
Marcum LLP

Session Description:

Costly and damaging data breaches are being reported nearly every day, and companies of all types and sizes are being targeted. Businesses are facing a “perfect storm” from insider threats in their own boardrooms, due to a combination of blurred organizational boundaries, new and changing technology, and economic malaise. As organizations increasingly leverage a contract labor workforce and economic circumstances require increasingly aggressive cost–cutting actions, the risk of malicious and accidental insider activity increases. We will provide insight into everyday vulnerabilities that you may not be aware of as well as what you can do to protect yourself, and your company.  Marcum will provide tips on how you can minimize risks from both physical and cyber threats.

Session 2:

Tangible Personal Property Valuation for Estate Planning and Settlement


Allyson Lee
Independent Fine Art Appraiser
Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services

Session Description:

The discussion will include a brief overview of USPAP (the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices) and IRS guidelines, including what a qualified appraiser is and what information must be included in an appraisal report.  Valuation methodology and updated definitions of Fair Market Value will also be covered, as well as how the Art Advisory and Decorative Arts Panel works and the implications for estates.  If there is time, one case study.    

Session 3:

List Filing Review of a Tax Return


Alexander G. Weiss, CFP 
U.S. Wealth Management
Jeff Krueger
Seaport Financial Partners

Session Description:

If your tax return could talk, it would scream of all of the open issues lurking in your clients’ lives.  In this session, we will point out the estate and financial planning gaps in a client’s life that are hidden in plain sight on the face of their various tax returns.  You will sharpen your issue recognition skills and understand where to focus your efforts to provide the maximum benefit to your clients. 

Session 4:

End of Life Conversations


Ellen M. DiPaola, Esq.
President and CEO
Honoring Choices Massachusetts

Session Description:

This conversation will focus on our community based initiative to empower adults to start effective discussions with professionals to make a plan for a 'quality life' as they age and prepare for end of life care. We'll discuss the legal, medical and personal documents needed, how to start discussions about aging and end of life care options, and how to become part of a network of coordinated care in your community.

Session 5:

Hitching The Estate Plan Wagon To The Right Horse: Who Should Be The Trustee?


Sarah M. Allen
Shareholder and Director
Rice, Heard & Bigelow, Inc.

Session Description:

 This session will focus on how advisors can best counsel their clients on naming the appropriate trustee.  We will discuss the various options available along with the pros and cons of each type of fiduciary.  The impact of the decision in the Bank of America, N.A., Trustee vs. Commissioner of Revenue case will also be reviewed.  Participants should feel free to bring their questions and current client issues relating to trustee selection to the session.