Digital Assets in Estate Planning & Administration | Anton Cauthorn

Session: 1:50 PM

Session Description

The presentation will provide an overview of what a "digital asset" is followed by a discussion of how and why individuals should plan ahead for management of digital assets in the event of incapacity or death. The presentation will also discuss how to manage the digital assets of an incapacitated person and some of the challenges involved. Finally, the presentation will discuss laws relating to digital assets.

Learning Objectives

Learn how to identify digital assets and how to determine whether any planning is needed for digital assets. Determining what laws impact planning with digital assets and how to manage the digital assets of an incapacitated or deceased individual.

Speaker Bio

Anton Cauthorn, LL.M., Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law

Anton Cauthorn focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, tax law, and small business planning. Licensed to practice law in Washington and California, Anton works with clients in both states to create estate plans tailored to their specific needs. Anton is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches estate and gift tax and estate planning. Anton focuses his practice on helping clients develop proactive planning solutions in the areas of estate planning, tax, and business. Whether drafting wills and trusts, estate tax plans or coordinating a business exit strategy with an estate, Anton works personally with clients to ensure their goals are met and their plans create security and peace of mind. Anton holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a Lead Articles Editor for the San Diego Law Review. In addition, Anton obtained a Masters of Laws degree (LL.M.) in the area of Tax law with a focus on estate tax planning and small business planning. Prior to joining Reed Longyear, Anton founded a solo estate planning law firm in Santa Monica, California and worked at Rehberg Law Group, a boutique estate planning law firm in Seattle. When not practicing law, Anton is an active outdoors enthusiast spending his weekends hiking and climbing in the Cascades.