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Rogers Towers: Using Contempt Power to Force Repatriation of Offshore Trust Assets

Offshore asset protection trusts (OAPT) typically have the following characteristics: (1) the trust is governed by the laws of a foreign jurisdiction that does not recognize the judgments or orders of courts of the United...more

Fifth Circuit Rules that Inherited IRAs Are Exempt under Code

Originally posted in the ABI Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 5, June 2012. Editor’s Note: For additional perspective on inherited IRAs, read the May 2011 cover article and a letter to the editor published in the July/August 2011...more

Wealth Management Update - May 2012

A monthly report for wealth management professionals. In This Issue: - May Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts...1 - Wandry v....more

High Net Worth Family Tax Report - April 2012, Vol. 7 No. 1

In This Issue: - $5,120,000 Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption Expiring Soon We recently circulated this article as a Special Client Alert. The resetting of the lifetime gift-tax exemption back to $1 million from...more

Los Angeles Targets Trustee to Clean-Up Housing Mess

The People of the State of California and The City of Los Angeles (collectively, the "Plaintiff") are seeking to hold Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as trustee under hundreds of...more

UCC Case Law Update

We have recently seen some potentially significant Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) decisions in Texas in the last few months which may be of interest to our financial institution clients. We have given a brief synopsis of these...more

Wealth Management Update -- January 2012

IN THIS ISSUE: - IRS issues Revenue Ruling 2011-28 - January Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - IRS Issues Proposed...more

Creditors' Claims Against Deceased Debtors: A Brief NC Guide

In most cases, the rights of creditors against debtors are enforced through traditional collection suits, foreclosures, or other like actions. However, when the debtor is deceased, the procedures for creditors hoping to...more

Trustee's Establishment of Litigation Reserve Deemed Reasonable Under The "Prudent Man" Standard

In Bluebird Partners, L.P. v. Bank of New York, Index No. 1996-601016, 2010 NY Slip Op 31407(U) (Sup Ct, NY County, June 7, 2010), Justice Eileen Bransten of the New York Commercial Division, granted a summary judgment motion...more

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