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HRC Hosts Estate and Financial Planning Seminar in Vegas

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HRC last week held a free life and estate planning seminar at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce -- part of a series of educational events HRC holds to educate LGBT Americans on the importance of financial planning including drafting of wills, durable power of attorney for health care and finances, domestic partnership, and the Pension Protection Act.  Local organization co-sponsors of the event included The Center, LAMBDA, and We Are Family. LasVegasEstateSeminar2Timothy Mahoney, HRC’s director of estate planning, presented at the seminar along with local family attorney Jim Davis with the law firm Kunin & Carman who offered details surrounding Nevada’s Domestic Partnership Registration law that went into effect on October 1, 2009.  Many local financial and estate planning professionals were on hand to answer questions from the crowd of approximately 50 people that turned out for the seminar.  They included HRC national corporate sponsors Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Citigroup and HRC local Gala sponsors Wells Fargo Bank and Fox Rothschild LLP law firm. LasVegasEstateSeminar1“Recent events profoundly demonstrate the paramount importance for individuals to have a sound estate plan in place,” said Timothy Mahoney, HRC’s Director for Estate Planning. “Whether dealing with a loved one’s medical care decisions or protecting the family’s relationship and fruits of their life’s work, ensuring now that one’s wishes will be carried out in the future is a wonderful gift to the individual, the family, the friends and the community.” The Human Rights Campaign Equality Circle, in partnership with HRC’s Las Vegas Steering Committee, is committed to educating the community on the importance of proper estate planning and how it affects your future. The HRC Equality Circle Estate Planning Seminar was developed as one method of fulfilling that mission through the Office of Estate Planning. “Understanding the importance of estate and financial planning for the LGBT community is critical” said Gwen Migita, Co-Chair Las Vegas HRC Steering Committee.

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