NVEPC Membership Meeting: Surprise! Re-Defining Family in the Wild West of DNA Test Kits and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Virtual
Speaker: Sarah Moore Johnson, Birchstone Moore LLC

Join us on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, for our membership meeting, "Surprise! Re-Defining Family in the Wild West of DNA Test Kits and Reproductive Technology."

NVEPC members are encouraged to invite guests, who are potential members who qualify via our membership disciplines, to join the webinar at no cost. Guests may attend up to two virtual membership events per year. Just add them as an additional attendee when you go online to register yourself!

After the presentation, stay on the Zoom link and join us for some networking time!

In lieu of meeting in person for this event, we are sending all pre-registered members an electronic $25 UberEats gift card for you to enjoy lunch during our event! To receive the gift card, you must register by Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Connection details will be emailed to registrants one day prior to the event.


About the Presentation:

This session will discuss the impact of DNA test kit surprises and assisted reproductive technology on estate planning, including (1) inheritance rights of newly-discovered heirs, posthumously conceived children, and children born of donated sperm, eggs or embryos; (2) stored reproductive material as client property; and (3) the changing definitions of family. We also will look at how tried and true rules of document construction and modification can affect a plan gone awry by an unexpected twist in the family tree.


About the Speaker:

Sarah Johnson is a respected leader in the Washington, DC, estate planning community who concentrates on estate planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, asset protection, and charitable giving. Recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and as a Top Attorney in the Washingtonian magazine, Sarah focuses on planning for multi-family offices, entrepreneurs, real estate developers, and art collectors. She particularly relishes streamlining and improving existing estate plans for her high net worth clients.

Sarah is a frequent speaker at both the regional and national level and currently serves as the President of the Washington DC Estate Planning Council. Read her full bio.

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