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Wealth Management Update - September 2015

September Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The September § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs,...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending April 10, 2015

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Foreclosure/Mediation: trial court erred in compelling borrowers to produce financial information at mediation not relevant pre-foreclosure judgment – Morejon v. F&M Real, Inc., No. 2D14-2531...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending February 6, 2015

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - Service of Process: return of service is not required to expressly list the factors defining the “manner of service” contained in Section 48.031(1)(a), Florida Statutes, not included in the...more

State Supreme Court Rules on Scope of B&O Tax Mortgage Interest Deduction

In 1980, when extending the business and occupation (B&O) tax to financial institutions, the legislature provided a deduction for “amounts derived from interest received on investments or loans primarily secured by first...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update

Neutral Evaluation/Sinkhole Litigation: trial court erred in sustaining objection to insurer’s notice of stay to invoke neutral evaluation process in lawsuit for breach of contract and damages for sinkhole losses to property...more

A Compilation and Summary of Real Estate Related Legislation Enacted by the 51st Arizona Legislature

On Friday June 14, 2013, at 12:59 a.m., on the 152nd day of the regular legislative session, the 51st Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die, or “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” Generally, except...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending September 20, 2013

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES - ILAN NIEUCHOWICZ & SASHA FUNK GRANAI - Ad Valorem Taxes: presumption that assessment correct lost in ad valorem tax challenge where taxpayer proves by preponderance of evidence either (i)...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2013

In This Issue: - Fiscal cliff deal brings some certainty to estate planning - Strong governance enhances a family business’s value - Should you donate life insurance to charity? - Estate Planning Pitfall -...more

Tax Law Blog: Individual Tax Rates, Deductions, and Credits

Here is a brief outline of the legislation passed by the Senate and House extending certain tax rates, deductions, and credits for individuals....more

Hurricane Sandy - Paths To Relief

Many small and mid-size businesses in New York City suffered severe losses due to Hurricane Sandy. Below is a practical guide for business owners seeking relief. • Insurance. - The first place business owners...more

Report From Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - Criminal Background Checks on Employees - Lottery Winnings and Gift Taxes - Fair Housing Act Doesn’t Apply to Roommates - Land Purchasers Get Money Back - LLC Member Personally Liable -...more

Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Sandy Could Be Penalized Under the “Repair Regulations”

Taxpayers who claim a casualty loss due to Hurricane Sandy could suffer a harsh penalty under the so-called casualty loss rule in Temporary Treasury Regulation § 1.263(a)-3T(i)(1)(iii), which provides that a taxpayer must...more

Elder Law And 2012 Gift Tax Laws

The Need for Planning One of the greatest fears of older Americans is that they may end up in a nursing home. This not only means a great loss of personal autonomy, but also a tremendous financial price. Depending on...more

Personal Planning Strategies -- September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: - Use It or Lose It - Increased Gift and GST Exemption Amounts Expire on 12/31/12 - Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates and Valuation Discounts - Creating a “GRAT”: Heads You Win, Tails...more

Getting on top of Tax Changes

Tax season is in full swing so it’s time to take out your calculator and fill out your tax forms. If only it was as simple as flling in new amounts into the same lines on the same forms. All too often there are changes in tax...more

Getting the Run Around on Your Insurance Claim? 6 Tips for Dealing with Your Insurance Company

We all know that dealing with insurance claims can be a hassle. What to do with the damaged property? When will the insurance company respond to the claim? What happens if the company denies the claim? It can sometimes feel...more

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