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The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
Joint And POD Accounts: Weapon of Choice Of Transferees When Exerting Undue Influence?
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on October 1, 2013
Will contests alleging undue influence are not uncommon. A will was, for many years,...more
Trusts can be a good choice for real estate ownership. Delaware, Connecticut and states that have adopted the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act allow “statutory trusts” and some “business trusts” to own real estate in their...more
Key Questions to Ask During Business Succession Planning
by Frank L. Brunetti on August 30, 2013
Succession planning is an essential component to business continuity, a smooth
transition, and effective estate and tax...more
Bezos May Have Trouble Securing Tax Benefits With WaPo
by Frank L. Brunetti on August 21, 2013
Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos turned some heads when the
billionaire decided to purchase the Washington...more
Endicott Interconnect Technologies Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
by Joel R. Glucksman on August 2, 2013
Endicott Interconnect Technologies has filed for bankruptcy protection with the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Utica, and...more
President’s fiscal year 2014 budget contains numerous tax provisions -
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for the government’s fiscal year 2014 on April 10, 2013, and, not surprisingly, the budget...more
To insulate the ultimate individual owners from U.S. estate taxes, nonresident aliens often hold U.S. real property in a U.S. corporation, which corporation is owned by a foreign corporation. The foreign corporation is owned...more
Using Reg. S is useful when the issuer does not want to be limited by the restrictions of Rule 506. With a Rule 506 offering all investors must be either accredited or sophisticated, and there is a limit of 35 non-accredited...more
A number of years ago the SEC effectively banned the use of finders to locate investors for securities offerings that cross state lines. Still, a few states allow finders for their intrastate offerings (offerings made...more
The English trust is a unique legal device whose origin has been the source of much debate among legal scholars. There are three theories concerning the origin of the English trust: the Roman, Germanic, and Islamic. Until the...more
2010 brought a Florida Supreme Court decision that raised more LLC questions than it answered. The 2011 legislative changes brought answers to Florida lawyer questions....more
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Commercial Development Remains Strong in the Woodlands: The Woodlands area continues to defy the odds as commercial...more
On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the 2010 Tax Relief Act). The 2010 Tax Relief Act extends Bush-era tax cuts for two...more