Speaking Engagements

Inciting Passion With Creative, Cutting-Edge Estate Planning

My colleagues and I have been building a successful estate planning, charitable planning, tax planning and asset protection practice in Las Vegas since 1994. I also frequently speak at conferences, seminars and in continuing education sessions around the vision of "Forming Alliances" and "Planning for Life" within the estate planning industry, throughout Nevada and across the United States.

My passion for customized estate planning and proven strategies comes across powerfully as I inform audiences consisting of a variety of professions and backgrounds on methodologies, tools of the practice and encouraging clients' informed decision-making.

In my more comprehensive presentations, keynote speeches and continuing educational seminars, I include topics of:

  • Controlling property while you are able
  • Disability issues
  • Controlled giving to "whom, when, what and where"
  • Avoiding tax if possible
  • Customization of estates and trusts
  • Assisting clients in knowing what to look for when hiring estate planning professionals
  • Individual and corporate taxation
  • Estate and gift taxation
  • Wills and trusts
  • Accounting for lawyers

I began my legal career in 1990, obtained certified public accountant (CPA) certification in Illinois only in 1990, obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation in 1991 and in entertainment and media law in 2016. I am also the author and co-author of five books on estate planning.

Current And Past Seminar And Keynote Partners

Bank of AmericaCharles Schwab
Arthritis Foundation — keynoteNational Institute for Estate Planners
State Farm — Las VegasMorgan Stanley
Allstate — Reno/Las VegasThe Meadows School Board of Trustees
WMA — Las Vegas/RenoAmerican Express
Dean WitterAmerican Cancer Society
Merrill LynchKellogg Insurance
Mutual of Omaha — Las Vegas/RenoOrgill/Singer
Northwestern MutualUniversity of Phoenix
Banker's LifeCommunity College CE — Accountants
Prudential InsurancePrudential Securities
Smith BarneyLas Vegas Gama — for Insurance Managers
Metropolitan LifeReno Bankers Association — keynote
AG Edwards — keynoteAmerican General Insurance
McFadden InsuranceLincoln Financial Distributors
NAIFA — keynoteSun City Anthem — Investment Club
Sutro & Co.Country Insurance Companies
Bartenders UnionWaddell & Reed, Inc.
GE Capital — Richmond, VirginiaChavez & Koch CPA Firm
U.S. Trust, Bank of America — Private Wealth ManagementForesters Life Insurance

Speak With David A. Straus About Speaking Engagement Scheduling

Please email or call the Law Offices of David A. Straus today at 702-474-4500 to speak with estate planning attorney and lecturer David A. Straus.