OC/LB Estate Planning: Social Security, Retirement, Elder Focused Scams, and Financial Abuse | H2071019

Date :
October 16, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location :
Orange County Central
Facility :
Snell & Wilmer
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CPE Credits :
CPE 2.00
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This meeting will consist of two speakers.
Edward J. Pallotta, Jr., JD LLM Ph.D.
Financial scams targeting seniors and those with cognitive impairment are increasing in variations and sophistication. Learn about the most recent versions of these criminal activities, why these scams are effective, and defenses against your clients being a victim and suffering financial loss.
Kate Gregory, CFP
Social Security is constantly changing. This presentation will teach you about how Social Security works today as well as the 12 top things you need to know about it. Educate your clients on the best way for them to file for Social Security benefits. Learn more about how the Earnings Test actually works. Understand why it pays to wait to collect Social Security depending on your circumstances. Get educated on key provisions of the SECURE ACT.


Edward J. Pallotta, Jr., JD LLM Ph.D.
1. Recognize financial scams
2. Identify scams directed at elders and those with cognitive impairment
3. Determine how to recognize and defend against such financial scams
Kate Gregory, CFP
1. Recognize how Social Security works today - the real facts
2. Identify 12 top things to know about Social Security
3. Determine the best way and how to file for benefits as well as how the earnings test really works

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Edward J. Pallotta, Jr., JD LLM Ph.D.
Financial scams against seniors and those with cognitive impairment. Recognition of these criminal activities and reporting options.
Kate Gregory, CFP
Social Security and how it works today, the real facts. Learn how the Social Security Earnings Test works. 12 Top Things to Know about Social Security. Filing the application for Benefits and when benefits stop. Living on Social Security, why it pays to wait. A brief review of the key provisions of the SECURE ACT will also be included.

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Registration includes: 2 CPE credits AND breakfast and parking.
Check-in begins at 7:15 AM.
Snell & Wilmer | Plaza Tower | 600 Anton Blvd., Suite 1400 | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 714.427.7000
Snell & Wilmer validates parking for the garage located between Plaza Tower and The Westin Hotel. Upon entering, you will be given a ticket. Please bring this ticket with you into the office for parking validation. 
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CPAs, attorneys, bankers, enrolled agents, and financial professionals who deal with estate issues.


Kate Gregory, CFP
Kate Gregory is a Certified Financial Planner® Professional and became President of Gregory Advisors Incorporated when her husband Ted the firm's founder passed away in 2017. She was honored to work for and with him for 17 years. Her goal is to carry on Ted's legacy by helping their clients and clients' family members create their best possible futures through the creation of a financial plan tied to their unique dreams and goals. Becoming a widow has taught her firsthand what steps couples can take to plan and what steps survivors need to take when faced with the loss of their loved ones. Kate graduated with honors from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with a degree in business administration. She is also an investment advisor representative of Gregory Advisors Incorporated, a registered investment advisor. She resides in Huntington Beach and serves clients throughout the United States.
Edward J Pallotta, Jr
I blend my skills as an attorney, a licensed psychologist (Cal PSY 25244), CPA, trained mediator and certified coach to assist others in how to approach and resolve conflicts. As a mediator, I act as an omni-partial facilitator of conflict understanding and resolution. Conflicts are an inevitable result of identifiable forces beckoning us to contend. Complete resolution requires addressing the practical, emotional and identity-implicating dimensions of those conflicts. Positional bargaining and interest-based negotiations are insufficient; identity concerns must be considered. I use the concepts embedded in Relational Identity Theory to define the problem, apply a research-backed protocol and create workable solutions. Identity Theory, created by Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.D. of Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, identifies core identity concerns and offers a way out via his five core relational concerns of Appreciation, Affiliation, Autonomy, Role and Status.
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