By Lawyers have a comprehensive new Trusts Guide.
The new guide contains commentary and precedents for establishing a new trust, amending an existing trust, or bringing a trust to an end through vesting or termination.
This new publication is a substantial enhancement of the previous trusts section in our Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation guide.
The new detailed Trusts Guide deals with the various types of trust structures, including:
- Discretionary trusts;
- Fixed unit trusts;
- Non-fixed unit trusts;
- Hybrid trusts;
- Charitable trusts; and
- Special disability trusts.
The commentary discusses important issues affecting the use of trusts including:
- The financial planning and asset protection merits of different trust structures;
- The rights and obligations of beneficiaries, unit holders and trustees, including corporate trustees;
- Taxation requirements including income tax, land tax and trust loss provisions; and
- Common dispute resolution methods.
The new guide also contains many essential and useful precedents such as:
- A unit trust deed that meets the requirements of a fixed trust for land tax and loss-streaming purposes;
- A unit trust deed creating multiple classes of unit holders;
- A discretionary trust deed;
- A combined unit holder and shareholder agreement;
- A hybrid trust deed;
- A charitable trust deed;
- A special disability trust deed; and
- Numerous supporting documents, such as deeds of amendment.
The new Trusts Guide is available to LEAP companion product subscribers through the Guides and Precedents button in a LEAP matter, or to By Lawyers website subscribers as part of the Companies, trusts, partnerships and superannuation guide.