Elliott K. Braverman, Chair of Spector Gadon Rosen's Income Tax Department, brings... more
Elliott K. Braverman, Chair of Spector Gadon Rosen's Income Tax Department, brings over 40 years of tax-related legal experience to the firm's tax group. He was previously a senior partner and chairman of the tax department at Blank Rome, LLP (Philadelphia, PA). Mr. Braverman currently focuses his practice on several substantive areas, regularly counseling clients on tax issues related to... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.