Attorney Dolores “Lorry” Schiesel, the Resident Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s Kent office, will present a financial workshop entitled Charitable Tax Strategies-IRA Distributions and More at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Reading Room of the Kent Memorial Library.
“Charitable giving can be of benefit in a number of ways,” the library says in a release. “Not only can it keep non-profit organizations in operation, it can result in smart ways to reduce taxes for the donor.”
Attorney Schiesel will discuss the tools available for tax efficient charitable giving and estate planning, including tax efficient wills, ways to reduce income taxes through charitable gifts, and vehicles such as legacy gifts and charitable remainder trusts.
“More and more baby boomers are reaching the age when they are forced to take minimum required distributions from retirement funds, often creating tax issues. Learn how your minimum required distribution can help your favorite cause,” the library says in its release.
Attorney Schiesel, a former five-term First Selectman of Kent, brings a wealth of combined municipal and legal experience to a practice that extends from Municipal Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Environmental Law to Business Law, Estate Planning, and Elder Law & Special Needs.
Her Estate Planning practice focuses on taxation issues and extends from preparing simple wills to handling more complex asset protection and Medicaid issues, as well as charitable giving.
In the real estate and land use arena, in addition to representing clients in purchases, sales, refinances, and reverse mortgages, Attorney Schiesel works with land trusts engaged in land preservation initiatives and handles conservation easements for private donors, which can produce tax savings.
Additionally, Attorney Schiesel counsels small business owners in business matters, including formation of limited liability companies and corporations.
She is also Town Attorney for Bridgewater and serves as Kent’s Town Attorney, in conjunction with Cramer & Anderson Partner Randy DiBella. Attorney Schiesel also represents New Milford’s Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), and the Sharon Sewer and Water Commission.
Serving clients from six offices in western Connecticut, Cramer & Anderson has a hometown sensibility and a worldly outlook in Practice Areas extending from Personal Injury and Divorce & Family Law to Immigration, Municipal Law, Land Use Law, Real Estate, Workers’ Comp and much more.
The flagship office is located in a historic structure on the Green in New Milford. Additional offices are located in Danbury, Litchfield, Kent, and Washington Depot. The firm’s newest office is located in Ridgefield, serving Fairfield County. For more information, see the website at crameranderson.com or call the New Milford office at (860) 355-2631.