Author Susan Eisen Speaks About Inheritance Issues On Panel At The El Paso Federal Bar Association Event On Charitable Giving

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Susan Eisen, author of a new book on inheritance entitled, “The Myth Of The Million Dollar Dishrag-An Effective And Powerful Plan To Avoid A Family Inheritance Battle After You Die” participated in a panel discussion at the Lawyers for the Arts Event in El Paso, Texas on August 10, 2012 at the El Paso Museum of Art.

Your children are the greatest treasures you have. Remember this when leaving your heirlooms to them.

Susan Eisen, author of a new book on inheritance entitled “The Myth Of The Million Dollar Dishrag-An Effective And Powerful Plan To Avoid A Family Inheritance Battle After You Die
participated in a panel discussion at the Lawyers for the Arts Event in El Paso, Texas on August 10, 2012 at the El Paso Museum of Art. She was selected to participate with other professionally known attorneys and directors because of her expertise on inheritance issues, appraising art and jewelry for estate tax purposes, and valuation for charitable donations to museums and public institutions. Other primary panelists included Lawrence Katzenstein, partner Thomson Coburn, St. Louis, Michael Tomor, Phd., director of the El Paso Museum of Art and others.

Each panelist gave a presentation about their area of expertise and how it relates to the complicated legal, accounting, and emotional issues of charitable donations to museums and public institutions. Ms. Eisen quoted various topics from her recent book on inheritance issues and avoiding family battles including why clients should give family heirlooms away while they are alive. “There is nothing as rewarding as seeing some of your treasures being enjoyed by many in a museum or university setting, especially if your family doesn’t want to inherit them,” said Ms. Eisen. Other topics she spoke about included how to find an appraiser qualified to appraise items being donated, the problems art and jewelry appraisers are faced with when doing these types of appraisals, the emotional battles that can occur during these donation discussions, and afterwards with contents in the will.

Her book is a compilation of stories about families with inheritance battles and tips on avoiding them, how to keep organized records of family heirlooms, and is accompanied by a workbook to help families organize their heirlooms and to motivate them to get the job done in a timely matter. Her easy-to-follow method for creating an inventory of possessions through her "With Love" list and accompanying activities focus on decision making techniques necessary for the inheritance process. The book is available online at http://www.inheritanceexpert.com, http://www.amazon.com, and at her location at 5857 North Mesa in El Paso, Texas.

About Susan Eisen

Since launching her art and jewelry gallery and appraisal practice in the early 1980’s, Ms. Eisen has become a sought after adviser for attorneys, CPAs, bankers, estate planners, private collectors and consumers for the valuation and distribution of family heirlooms. She has worked with thousands of clients on their collections of jewelry, gemstones, silver, fine art, coins, and other precious treasures and has helped hundreds of clients avoid having once-loving family relationships turn into fierce family inheritance battles. She is credentialed with many appraisal organizations including the American Society of Appraisers, the International Society of Appraisers, the American Gem Society, and the American Gem Society and is a consultant, speaker, and expert witness in her industry. Her expert tips have been quoted in over 150 articles in national magazines and is a respected inheritance expert to her clients who live all over the world.

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