I am a Louisiana-licensed attorney, with part of my practice devoted to helping clients establish NFA Gun Trusts.
When purchasing NFA (Class III) items such as suppressors, short-barreled rifles, and machine guns, there are often major legal benefits to creating an NFA Gun Trust, including:
1)No necessity of submitting fingerprints to the ATF
2)No necessity of submitting a passport photo to the ATF
3)No necessity of obtaining a signature of approval from your local chief law
4)Ability to file through the ATF’s online eForms system (Faster turnaround time)
5)Ability to name a pool of possessors (trustees) who may have access to the items;
6)Ability to name beneficiaries, who may receive the items upon your death without burdening them with the necessity and expense of reapplying for the item through the ATF
7)Confidentiality: No necessity of filing or recording the trust with the state or clerk or court
8)No ongoing maintenance fees
The entire process can often be completed in just a few days, via telephone and e-mail, without the necessity of an office visit. Of course, if you would like to meet in person, I am happy to do so at my office in Baton Rouge.
The flat fee for drafting the trust document is $300, and if you are in the BR area, I can also notarize your trust at no additional charge.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Joseph R. Cataldie
Attorney at Law