Welcome to Digital Passing—a blog covering the intersection between estate planning (planning for a person’s incapacity and death) and the digital world (passwords, online accounts, intellectual property, and other digital property).
The purpose of this blog is to introduce family members, fiduciaries (a guardian, conservator, executor, personal representative, trustee, attorney–in–fact, etc.), and their advisors (a lawyer, accountant, financial advisor, etc.) to the types of digital property that they need to locate and access as they deal with an person’s incapacity or death. Planning in advance is critical for digital property, and it may provide the only way for family members and fiduciaries to access that digital property.
This blog was created by and is maintained by James D. Lamm, a third–generation Minnesota estate planning attorney and a principal in the Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning group at the Gray Plant Mooty law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jim focuses his practice on estate planning, family business succession planning, probate and trust administration, and charitable giving.
Jim Lamm is a Fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Jim works with executives, entrepreneurs, high–net–worth families, and family offices to achieve family goals, pass on family values, and plan for family businesses.