Trustee-Related Claims Trends

Many clients look to CPAs as the natural choice for the role of "trustee" to manage the assets and carry out their clients’ wishes. For CPAs good at managing and minimizing the unique risk attributes of a trustee role, trustee work can be satisfying and rewarding. On the other hand, if CPAs underestimate trusteeship risk, what may appear to be a safe and simple role can become a Pandora’s box of sibling rivalries, aging parental battles, competing interests, disruptive lawsuits, and financial losses.

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  • 29 Oct

    CAMICO and CPA Mutual Reach Agreement

    CAMICO and CPA Mutual Conclude Agreement to Transfer Accountants Professional Liability Insurance Program to CAMICO


    CAMICO, the nation's largest CPA-owned and directed program of insurance and risk management for the accounting profession, has reached an agreement with CPA... read more

  • 02 Oct

    Navigating Complex Conflicts of Interest

    While potential "conflict of interest" issues often arise because of married clients getting a divorce, other types of "splits" that may involve a dispute among shareholders, LLC members, partners and beneficiaries also present potential conflict-of-interest situations. The latter scenario... read more

  • 19 Aug

    Do You Believe You Will Never Be Sued?

    Some CPAs believe that they will never be sued and therefore believe they do not need professional liability or other forms of insurance. The reasons for this position vary, but some common ones include, "I don't make mistakes," "All of my clients are friends," or "I do tax work only." The... read more