Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, is director, advanced planning, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since 2007, Justin acts as a resource for advisors on issues involving executive benefits, business, tax, estate, and charitable planning, and his strong background in insurance adds a unique perspective to the planning process. Justin has a JD from New England Law│Boston, an MS in financial services from The American College of Financial Services, and a BS in business administration from Northeastern University. He also holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, and 63 securities registrations.

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Recent Posts

Trends in Estate Planning: How Safe Are Irrevocable Trust Assets?

Grow Your Practice Through Charitable Planning

New Portability Rules for Estate Taxes: A Simplified Opportunity

Case Study Series: Special Needs Planning and Asset Protection

Case Study Series: An Education-Based Approach to Estate Planning

Trends in Estate Planning: How Safe Are Irrevocable Trust Assets?

Posted by Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

March 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM

One of the primary goals of estate planning is to minimize income and estate taxes while efficiently transferring wealth to the next generation. An oft-used means of achieving this goal is the irrevocable trust, which removes transferred property from the grantor's estate. But just how safe are irrevocable trust assets?

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Topics: Estate Planning

Grow Your Practice Through Charitable Planning

Posted by Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

January 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Many high-net-worth clients give to charity annually, and they need you to help them identify the most efficient way to support the causes that are important to them. By brushing up on your knowledge of the charitable deduction and various giving strategies, you can both help your clients meet their philanthropic and legacy goals and grow your practice through charitable planning.

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Topics: Financial Planning

New Portability Rules for Estate Taxes: A Simplified Opportunity

Posted by Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

November 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Looking for a way to help clients simplify their estate taxes, especially after the death of a spouse? The IRS’s new portability rules for estate taxes may be just the opportunity your clients need. The agency’s recently released Revenue Procedure 2017-34 allows for a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion amount to be transferred to the surviving spouse retroactively, offering the potential for substantial savings.

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Topics: Estate Planning

Case Study Series: Special Needs Planning and Asset Protection

Posted by Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

June 21, 2017 at 1:30 PM

In today post, we’ll continue our case study series, showcasing the many creative solutions you can take when you’ve landed clients with complex planning issues. Here, we’ll explore the importance of special needs planning and asset protection.

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Topics: Estate Planning

Case Study Series: An Education-Based Approach to Estate Planning

Posted by Justin C. Duft, JD, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CLTC

June 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Today’s post is the first in a case study series that will showcase the many creative solutions you can take when you’ve landed clients with complex planning issues. Here, we’ll explore an education-based approach to estate planning.

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Topics: Estate Planning

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