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Estate Planning in an Income Tax Planning World - Thursday, January 28, 2016

PAPA RAZZI TRATTORIA & BAR, 16 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

3:00 pm  - Meet and Greet

3:30 pm – Panel Discussion

5:15 pm – Reception and Networking

6:00 pm – Networking in the Lounge

This meeting has been sponsored by:


Join us to hear some real life examples of the estate and income tax concerns our client's face in the current tax planning environment.  With the adoption of The American Taxpayer's Relief Act of 2012 and an increase in income tax rates, the focus of the conversation has shifted.  One size does not fit all.  

In this discussion, you will learn: 

  • How tax basis planning has become a large part of the conversation, and what should you be discussing with your client;
  • How income and estate tax rates impact where our client's decide to live and retire, and what you should be aware of and discuss with your client's considering a relocation;
  • The importance of income tax diversification in retirement; and
  • Other examples of estate and income tax strategies used by our presenters. 

Meet Our Panel:

Perry Ganz concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, taxation and business law.   

Prior to forming Brier & Ganz LLP, Perry was anassociate with the law firms of Bergman, Horowitz & Reynolds, P.C. (now Withers Begman LLP) in Connecticut, Keegan, Werlin & Pabian, LLP (now Pabian & Russell, LLC) in Massachusetts, and Greif & Litwak, P.C. in Massachusetts.

His clients include individuals, closely held businesses, fiduciaries, estates and trusts.

Bar Admissions

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar
  • Member, Connecticut Bar
  • Member, New York Bar

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, America  Bar Association


  • Named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Boston Magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2010

Selected Publications Seminars 

  • Author:  "When 'Irrevocable' Doesn't Really Mean Irrevocable", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly,September 2006
  • Co-author: "Drafting Estate Plans", Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Co-author: "Deferred Executive Compensation Faces Accelerated Taxes", Lawyers Weekly New England In-House, April 2006
  • Speaker before numerous groups, including the American Cancer Society, on various estate planning topics


  • B.A., University of Michigan (with distinction), 1993
  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 1996
  • LL.M. in Taxation, Boston University, 2003

Mr. Schwartz is a Managing Director at tonneson + co and has more than 30 years of public accounting experience.  His expertise is in working with high net worth individuals and families, and closely held businesses on sophisticated estate and business succession planning, tax compliance and IRS controversy work including offshore assets or income.

Larry’s extensive experience in tax work enables him to assist his clients with their real estate and business transactions to lessen their tax liabilities. He serves as Executor or Trustee to many of his clients, overseeing the administration of complex estates and trusts. Larry’s expertise expands across various topics, such as advisory services, estate and gift tax, IRS representation, litigation support, mergers and acquisitions, offshore compliance, Plus+ Services, privately held, real estate and tax planning.

Larry received his BS in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a MS in Taxation from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Public Accountants.  He was selected to the AICPA Tax Practice and Procedures Committee, and the Responsibilities in Tax Practice Committee.

Larry is a past member of the Boston IRS District Directors Liaison Group; previous board member of APAC-BDO Alliance Governing Board; past President and current member of theBoston Estate Planning Council; and he is an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planning Councils. He is both a board member and treasurer of the Boston Center for Jewish Culture and member of the board of the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund.  He has published articles in many professional tax journals, presented at federal tax forums, was quoted in Forbes Magazine and appeared on 60 Minutes.

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