EZC hosts successful estate planning conference towards improving enterprise zones across the territory

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, USVI – The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), a subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) welcomed over 100 attendees in-person and virtually at its relaunched multimedia Estate Planning Conference in May on St Thomas and St Croix.

Livestreamed on Facebook, in-person on both islands, and broadcasted on radio and TV, the conference featured two local attorneys, Anthony R. Kiture, Esquire, Kiture Law Firm in St Croix, and Anna Paiewonsky, Paiewonsky Law Firm, PLLC in St Thomas. After the live conference, there were over 800 views of the conference.

The EZC Estate Planning Conference, sponsored by the department of interior through grant funding, received lively engagement from the attendees virtually and in person. Family representatives questioned the main speakers on a variety of questions with hopes of improving their properties and utilizing for commercial and/or residential purposes.

“The objective of the Estate Planning Conference is to reduce the multiple ownership issues with properties in the enterprise zones and throughout the Territory”, stated managing director Marchena Kean. “EDA’s goal in having these informational sessions also includes encouraging community members to not delay working on their estate planning,” continued Marchena Kean.

Despite initial technical difficulties, attendees applauded the Enterprise Zone Commissions team for creating an accessible conference to those still living in the territory and Virgin Islanders abroad.

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