Racial Inequality in Estate Planning

Brent and Reetu Pepoff discuss racial inequities in estate planning in the United States. They talk about the root causes of the issue, the wealth and planning gap, and what advisers can do to actively combat these problems.

Reetu Pepoff is an Assistant General Counsel and Senior Vice President within the Legal Department at Northern Trust Chicago. Her role includes all aspects of advising Northern’s fiduciary practice, with particular focus on avoiding conflicts of interest, supervising litigation involving Northern in its fiduciary capacity, and administering foreign and directed trusts.  Reetu also dedicates a significant portion of her time to supporting Northern’s international fiduciary practice, working with partners to administer offshore trusts and deliver fiduciary services through Northern’s affiliate in the Cayman Islands, Northern Trust Cayman International, Ltd. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

She can be found at rp176@ntrs.com, and (312) 444-4977.

This material is for informational purposes only. The views expressed are those of the speaker as of the date noted and not necessarily of Northern Trust or its affiliates.

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