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#69 Trust Formation with Attorney Matt Spahn

Apr 23, 2019 by Brad Larsen

Matt Spahn is a native born Texan. He started out in law school and took every class available for estate planning, which is very rare for a law student. Matt holds 2 degrees from Texas A&M University; one in English and his second degree a double major of Political Science and history. He earned his doctorate of jurisprudence from Baylor Law School. He has created trusts for his clients for 27 years.  Matt is the only lawyer in the United States who has been vetted and approved by Dave Ramsey.

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He is a member of the 2005 Leadership Lab class of the North San Antonio Chamber and has been named the Outstanding Attorney for Estate Planning by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2011 and four-time Five Star Wealth Manager award winner.

Matt and I first met over 15 years ago when I worked in real estate sales and sold him his home.

We’ll learn today state planning, using property trust and how these apply to property management space. We will also explore why having an estate plan for your family and business is a better safeguard than just having a will. What are the benefits and why an estate plan carries over and outlasts your beneficiaries and the importance of this key detail.


Show Notes

[03:34] Brad welcomes listeners to the show and introduces Matt.

[09:13] Matt talks about the wealth boom in Texas and how this affected his business and how he has helped a few lottery winners.

[09:53] Common issues people deal with when estate planning.

[11:15] What happens when you don’t plan your estate.

[13:22] What would happen to your business if you are incapacitated or pass away without an estate plan?

[15:22] Probate alternative if you don’t have a will in place: and what happens with probate.

[18:31] How a trust makes these situations seamless and smooth and the four strengths of a trust.

[20:22] Trusts create a sequential transfer of assets, but a will does not.

[22:22] How a trust protects your family and has a safety net for where your money can and cannot be placed.

[25:02] We never think “It’s going to happen to us.”

[26:36] Your plan needs to survive you and your beneficiaries.

[27:45] What you should consider for your estate planning.

[29:45] LLC and corporation versus a trust for estate planning regarding liabilities.

[32:46] What can I do to protect the rental properties, investment properties and homes in my LLC or real estate company?


Links and Resources:

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Seacoast Commerce Bank

Insurance Management Group

(918) 728 8992 (Derek Scott with Insurance Management Group)



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Guest Information:

Matt Spahn on Linkedin

Spahn Law Firm

Matt’s Team

Spahn Law Firm on Facebook

Spahn Law Firm on Youtube

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About The Host

The Host of this Podcast is Brad Larsen from San Antonio, Texas. Brad is the founder and owner of RentWerx, one of the fastest growing residential Property Management companies in Texas that currently manages over 700 single family homes.