Lauren Keenan Rote

Lauren Keenan Rote

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

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Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - May 2014

In This Issue: - A Contrarian View on Bypass Trusts - Getting More Out of Trusts: The Total Return Unitrust - Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to Do Now May Surprise You -...more

5/16/2014 - Beneficiaries Bypass Trusts Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Estate Tax Trusts

Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to Do Now May Surprise You

If your child is turning 18, you may find yourself wondering where the time went. Their estate planning needs are probably the last thing on your mind (or theirs) as they prepare to enter adulthood. In fact, if you’re like...more

5/15/2014 - Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning HIPAA

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - February 2014

In This Issue: - Estate Administration 101: Taking Inventory in Virginia, Maryland & the District of Columbia - Succession Planning for CPAs - Excerpt from Estate Administration 101: Taking Inventory in...more

2/6/2014 - Estate Planning Trusts

Estate Administration 101: Taking Inventory in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia

This is the second article in the Estate Administration 101 series. The prior article covered an introduction to the duties of an executor and explained how to “qualify” as executor with the court. Once qualified, one of the...more

2/5/2014 - Estate Planning

Succession Planning for CPAs

For most professionals, building their business into a successful enterprise has been their life’s work and is likely their most valuable asset, yet so many fail to plan for its future success and continuation. Most people...more

2/4/2014 - CPAs Estate Planning Succession Planning

Wills, Trusts & Estates Newsletter - November 2013

In This Issue: - 1031 Exchanges with a Twist - Firearms in Estate Planning - Estate Administration 101: What You Need to Know to Effectively Administer an Estate Qualifying as Executor - Excerpt from 1030...more

11/14/2013 - Estate Planning Firearms Section 1031

Estate Administration 101: What You Need to Know to Effectively Administer an Estate Qualifying as Executor

Many people who are named executor in a friend or loved one’s will haven’t served in such a role before and have little basis of knowledge as to what will be expected of them. Clients often ask, “what does the executor do?”...more

11/12/2013 - Estate Planning Executors Probate

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - June 2013

In This Issue: - Lien Filing Update: Virginia Mechanic’s Liens Get Even Harder - Arlington County Reconsiders Parking Ratios for Commercial Site Plans - Zoning Ordinance Revisions Affecting Arlington...more

6/10/2013 - Contractors Land Developers Liens Local Ordinance Mechanics Lien Parking Lots Restaurant Industry

Arlington County Reconsiders Parking Ratios For Commercial Site Plans

In 2012, the Arlington County Board directed county staff to investigate the effect of approving less parking for site plan office buildings and to determine methodologies to mitigate impacts attributable to approving lower...more

5/31/2013 - Land Developers Parking Lots

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - May 2013

In This Issue: - Estate Planning for Families - The Benefits of Appointing a Standby Guardian - Meet Our Attorneys - Ronald A. Feuerstein - Excerpt from The Benefits of Appointing A Standby...more

5/7/2013 - Estate Planning Guardians Minors Parenting Plans

The Benefits Of Appointing A Standby Guardian

One of the most common reasons parents plan their estate is to ensure their children are properly provided for and will continue to be cared for in the event that either or both parents pass away. Naming a guardian to care...more

5/3/2013 - Guardians Minors Parenting Plans

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - March 2013

In This Issue: - Complete Overhaul of Arlington County Zoning Ordinance - Construction Contracts: Avoiding Clashes and Irreconcilable Differences - Proposed Update to Arlington County’s Noise Control...more

3/19/2013 - Breach of Contract Contract Drafting Contractors Local Ordinance Municipalities Noise Control Ordinances Quantum Meirut Subcontractors

Proposed Update To Arlington County’s Noise Control Ordinance

The Arlington County Board is planning to hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed changes to the Noise Control Ordinance. According to the Arlington County website, the meeting is expected to take place sometime in the...more

3/4/2013 - Noise Complaints Noise Control Ordinances

Wills, Trusts and Estates Newsletter - February 2013

In This Issue: - How to Protect Your Assets as a Business Owner - Separated But Not Divorced: Don’t Wait to Update Your Estate Plan - Tales from the Cliff: Estate Planning Policy for 2013 and Beyond -...more

2/11/2013 - Advance Directives Business Assets Divorce Durable Power of Attorney Estate Planning Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Land Titles LLC Portability Separate Accounts Separation Spousal Elective Share Tax Rates Trusts Wills

Tales From The Cliff: Estate Planning Policy For 2013 And Beyond

For those of you watching Congress as 2012 came to a close and wondering what would happen to the economy if we fell off the dreaded “fiscal cliff,” you may feel as though you lost a lot of sleep over nothing. Congress...more

1/31/2013 - Estate Planning Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Portability Tax Rates

Construction & Land Use Newsletter - December 2012

In This Newsletter: - Condemnation Changed (Permanently?) in Virginia - It’s a Family Affair: Family Subdivision Ordinances - Excerpt from It's a Family Affair: Family Subdivision Ordinances: The process of...more

12/3/2012 - Condemnation Local Ordinance Subdivision

It’s A Family Affair: Family Subdivision Ordinances

The process of subdividing a lot is taking one existing lot and dividing it into two or more lots. Subdividing a large lot into several smaller lots can add value to the existing property (the “Parent Lot”) and is a common...more

11/29/2012 - Local Ordinance Subdivision

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