Establishing Traditions of Family Communication to Achieve a Successful Outcome in an Estate Plan

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Location: Via Zoom
Speaker: Pierre DuPont, Partner, Cerity Partners

We are pleased to announce that Pierre duPont, Partner, Cerity Partners, will be our guest speaker on “Establishing Traditions of Family Communication to Achieve a Successful Outcome in an Estate Plan” at our virtual “breakfast” meeting on Wednesday, January 20th, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Projecting wealth to descendants is going to be more successful if you establish traditions of safe, open and inclusive family communications about and around the wealth. Too often, professionals set up the legal structures and the tax strategies and then move assets around at which point the client says “all good; done!” - but puts everything in a drawer. Without regularly revisiting (within the family more than anything) the structures and documents and objectives, without on-going awareness within the family of how the ‘wealth’ will be handled and even what the wealth is, there are likely to be greater challenges at the time of the next generational change.

Pierre duPont is a Partner in Cerity Partners’ New York office and has more than twenty-five years of experience founding, investing in and providing strategic growth advice to early-stage and middle-market companies. In addition to mentoring executives, Pierre has advised business-owning individuals and families on the personal/ownership side, as he has experienced many inheritances and business-ownership situations in his own family. Click here for speaker bio.

Guest Attendees:

Due to the fact that we’ve had to move to all virtual programming, guests are welcome to attend our breakfast webinars at no charge. However, our guest policy remains essentially the same: guest attendance by a professional colleague is limited to two virtual events within a two-year period. Eligible guests and professionals that work or live in Fairfield County can apply for EPC-LFC membership by completing a membership application, accessible on our website ( Questions regarding membership or the application process can be addressed by Robin Sherwood, CFP®, our First Vice President, Membership, at 203-972-8262 or

Please click on the document link below for registration details for members and guests. Note, registration deadline is Monday, January 18.

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