UH Foundation's 2017 Professional Advisor
Continuing Education Series

Thursday, October 5
Plaza Club
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Continuing education events for Hawai'i's professional advisors
2.0 hours of continuing education credit (CLE, CPE, CFP)
Complimentary registration and lunch
Registration by invitation


Professor Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University
School of Law

Cyber Estate Planning:
Obtaining Optimum Outcomes for Digital Assets


Ethical Practices:
Discussing How to Avoid Negligent Estate Planning

Professor of Law Gerry W. Beyer will discuss the importance of planning for the disposition of and fiduciary access to digital assets. He will also provide 1.0 ethics credit on the topic of avoiding the estate planning "Blue Screen of Death" with competent and ethical practices. Professor Beyer will explain the common causes of estate planning malpractice and the conduct which could potentially expose the attorney to discipline for breaches of professional responsibility.


Professor Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law

Gerry W. Beyer joined the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Law in June 2005 as the first holder of the Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professorship. Previously, Prof. Beyer taught as a professor or visiting professor at several other law schools including Boston College, Boston University (virtually), The Ohio State University, Southern Methodist University, the University of New Mexico, University of Illinois (virtually), Santa Clara University, St. Mary's University, and La Trobe University (Australia). He is the recipient of dozens of outstanding and distinguished faculty awards including the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, the most prestigious university-wide teaching award at Texas Tech. Prof. Beyer was also the recipient of the 2013 and 2017 Outstanding Researcher Award (Law) and the 2015 President's Academic Achievement Award.

As a state and nationally recognized expert in estate planning, Prof. Beyer was inducted into the National Association of Estate Planning Councils' Estate Planning Hall of Fame in November 2015 and is a highly sought-after lecturer.

Prof. Beyer is the editor of the most popular estate planning blawg in the nation which for six years was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 and was awarded ABA Blawg 100 Hall of Fame status in December 2015. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles focusing on various aspects of estate planning, including a two volume treatise on Texas wills law, an estate planning casebook, and the Wills, Trusts, and Estates volume of the Examples & Explanations series. He has three times won awards from the American Bar Association's Probate & Property magazine for his writing and is one of the most often downloaded law authors on the Social Science Research Network. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the REPTL Reporter, the official journal of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Professor Beyer received his J.D. from the Ohio State University and his LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. He is a member of the Order of the Coif, an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the American Law Institute.

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