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: TBD
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."


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 will also 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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