Andrew Rusniak

Andrew Rusniak

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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Estate Planning for Young Families

Proper estate planning for young families is essential, despite often being overlooked by both clients and attorneys. Many young families view their estate as being “simple” because in their minds they “don’t have much,” and...more

6/26/2015 - Beneficiaries Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Minors Wills

The Trustee's Power to Loan

Trust agreements often give trustees the power to make loans. When and how to exercise the power should be given significant thought. Upholding the fiduciary duty owed to all beneficiaries is always a key concern. ...more

3/25/2015 - Beneficiaries Fiduciary Duty Lending Trustees

McNees Insights - Estate Planning - Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Year-End Tax Planning 2014 - Pennsylvania Makes Significant Changes to Power of Attorney Law - Have You Reviewed Your Estate Plan Recently? - Excerpt from Year-End Tax...more

11/19/2014 - Legislative Agendas Year-End Planning Year-End Tax Planning

Pennsylvania Makes Significant Changes to Power of Attorney Law

Act 95 of 2014, signed July 2nd by Governor Tom Corbett, made significant modifications to the law governing Powers of Attorney (Chapter 56 of the Probate Estates and Fiduciaries Code, 20 Pa.C.S.A §5601, et. seq.). The...more

11/14/2014 - Amended Regulation Power of Attorney

McNees Insights: Estate Planning - Summer 2014

In This Issue: - Transitioning The Family Business to the Next Generation - Charitable Trusts and Estate Planning - Recent Tax Developments - Excerpt from Transitioning The Family Business to the...more

7/24/2014 - Estate Planning Estate Tax

Charitable Trusts and Estate Planning

There are a number of ways in which clients can incorporate their desire to benefit charities into an estate plan. At the most basic level, the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) generally provides for a federal estate tax...more

7/22/2014 - Charitable Trusts Estate Planning

Requesting, Obtaining and Reporting the Personal Information of the Beneficiaries of a Trust

With another tax season recently behind us, the Internal Revenue Code and its many reporting requirements are fresh in our minds. Do you encounter beneficiaries who want to know why you need so much of their personal...more

5/21/2014 - Beneficiaries Estate Planning K-1 Trusts

Estate Planning for Digital Assets

It is often said that the law lags behind technology. One area where this sentiment is particularly applicable is estate planning for digital assets. In a world where our lives are becoming ever more digital, many estate...more

4/1/2014 - Digital Assets Estate Planning

McNees Insights - Estate Planning

In This Issue: Who Gets Your IRA? – Six Common Mistakes; Estate Planning for Digital Assets; and Post-Production Issues and Oil & Gas Leases. Excerpt from Who Gets Your IRA? – Six Common Mistakes: Do you...more

4/1/2014 - Estate Planning Estate Tax

McNees Insights - Asset Planning & Federal Taxation -- Summer 2013

In This Issue: Qualified Family Business Exemption for Inheritance Tax; 3.8% Medicare Tax on Net Investment Income; and Payable on Death Accounts – Pros and Cons. Excerpt from Qualified Family Business...more

8/22/2013 - Estate Planning Estate Tax

3.8% Medicare Tax on Net Investment Income

Beginning in 2013, Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes a 3.8% “net investment income tax” (“NIIT”) on the net investment income (a specifically defined term) of individuals, estate and trusts that have income...more

8/21/2013 - 3.8% Medicare Tax Income Taxes Net Investment Income Threshhold Requirements

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