William Lee Sefton, CPAAmerica's Most Outspoken Non-Attorney Living Trust Advocate...
Bill's Biggest Liability is His Greatest Asset:

Bill’s Biggest Liability is his Greatest Asset:

Bill is outgoing, positive, cheerful, sometimes overly friendly personality definitely does not fit the stereotype of CPAs and accountants who have earned Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Masters in Accounting degrees as Bill has.  This personality disconnect often surprise some. 

Yet these same characteristics are also what makes Bill so effective when dealing with ‘adversaries’ like when he needs to have the State Department of Revenue erase an $18,000 assessment with a simple phone call; or, he is trying to find a lost college professor living in an Assisted Living Community; or, he is helping an Executor deal with opportunistic attorneys and impatient beneficiaries.  Yes, Bill’s personality is both his best asset and his worse liability.  People don’t expect a CPA to be so joyful, effective, with a get-it-done-now work ethic.

Professionally, Bill is Best Known For:

1. Executor Assistance: An executor referred to Bill as the leader of his Dream Team.  As his mentor, Bill coached and protected the executor from his step-grandmother’s children and their opportunistic attorney.  Bill has been helping executors for years.

2.     Living Trusts and Estate Planning:  Most people don't have a Living Trust package because of the cost; now a very affordable, do-it-yourself, estate planning package has become available, even for apartment dwellers:  www.livingtrustbasics.com.  Others have an out-of-date trust; for example, does your trust have an A-B Split provision?  Perhaps, based upon the new law and our new environment, that should be re-evaluated by an estate planning attorney.

3. Preparing Individual Income Tax Returns quickly.  He hates a To Do List; he much prefers finished projects.  Most CPAs depend on Extensions and an unfinished workload, or a To Do List, not Bill.  Bill has also successfully defended taxpayers right up to 'the front door of U.S. Tax Court.'  To be certain, Bill would rather be hiking in the woods than dealing with an IRS auditor.