Susan Link, head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group, co-authored an article titled "Planned Gifts– Legacy Makers" for the March/April 2016 issue of Hennepin County Bar Association's Hennepin Lawyer magazine. The article discusses the variety of ways in which donors can give planned gifts to support favorite charities—through bequests, beneficiary designations, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts. The article states, "Whatever the size of an estate, including charitable organizations as a beneficiary in estate planning documents not only continues (or creates) a legacy, but it also may provide income and estate tax benefits to an estate (and therefore, the heirs of the estate)."
Susan practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She works closely with families to plan the disposition of their assets, both during lifetime and at death, and to accomplish the optimal estate and gift tax planning for clients through wills, trusts, and other instruments. Susan also works with families after the death of a family member to ensure that the client's wishes are achieved and that the plan they created is carried out. Additionally, Susan serves as the program director of Minnesota Wills for Heroes. The Wills for Heroes program, sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association, is designed to provide free legal services for the preparation of basic estate planning documents for Minnesota first responders.
To read the full article, go to: Hennepin Lawyer, "Planned Gifts– Legacy Makers"