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Buy-Sell Agreements in a Divorce (Part 1)

My prior articles have discussed how to monetize one spouse’s equity interest in a privately held company that has no other owners. However, many businesses are started by two or three partners contributing their ideas,...more

Trust Planning for Your Lake Home

Part of your family legacy takes place on the lake. Lake homes are significant investments. You have memories of family trips, of children, and maybe even grandchildren, growing up at the home. Preserving the lake home and...more

How to Protect Your Personal Treasure in a Legal Lockbox

When you are in a high-profile profession—doctor, attorney, business owner—you have a lot to lose. Being in your position, you are a high liability target for lawsuits and claims. No one wants to lose their...more

A trust is not an agency

The trustee is not an agent of the beneficiary. The trustee's duty not to delegate the administration of the trust could well be implicated if the trustee without authority were to behave as if he were the beneficiary's...more

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the...more

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the...more

CTFC Reinstates Family Office Exception

On November 29, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) released a blanket No-Action Letter providing relief from registration as a Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) to family offices that qualify for the...more

Handler Thayer Commercial Alert - The JOBS Act: A Revolutionary Opportunity On Hold

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) into law. The JOBS Act encompasses several significant changes to the federal securities laws, providing a proverbial facelift...more

Ten Planning Issues to Prepare a Business for Sale

The following ten planning issues will help prepare the business for sale and reduce unanticipated problems that may arise when a prospective buyer begins investigating the business for possible purchase. Regardless of...more

SEC's Proposed "Family Office" Rule and Rule 260.204.9

In The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Ernest Hemingway wrote: “„The very rich are different from you and me.? And how someone had said to Julian, „Yes, they have more money.?” That is certainly true in the case of the families...more

Estate Planning and Probate Q&A

Answers common estate planning and probate questions regarding wills, powers of attorney, life support directives, trusts, cost, and the probate process and costs....more

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