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The matriarch of a client family had wealth that was held primarily in a concentrated stock position and had never used leverage in her wealth planning. She was looking for solutions, during her lifetime, to maximize the value of wealth transitioned to her children.


Her Abbot Downing team worked along side the client’s outside advisors to structure a series of Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts combined with tactical leverage to achieve her wealth transfer objective.


Through our solution, the client was able to preserve the value of wealth within the family and transfer on a tax-efficient basis one-third of her net worth to the next generation.


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