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[Webinar] Business Planning in Light of Proposed Regulations under Code § 2704 - October 27th, 12:00p.m. CT

In this webinar, Steve Gorin, the author of his quarterly newsletter, will discuss the proposed regulations under IRC § 2704 that would increase the valuation of business entities in many cases. Attendees will learn when the...more

[Webinar] Life Insurance to Fund Buyouts or Loss of a Key Person: Practical Ways to Avoid Tax Traps and Other Pitfalls - September...

Life insurance can help a business that loses an owner or other key person. Although life insurance death benefits can be tax-free, part or all of the benefits are taxable if not done the right way. Please join Steven B....more

High Net Worth Family Tax Report, Vol. 11, No. 2

IRS Seeks to Limit Valuation Discounts for Family-Controlled Entities: Proposed Section 2704 Regulations - Proposed regulations issued on August 2, if finalized in their present form, will significantly limit the ability...more

Estate of Clara M. Morrissette Secures Victory in Groundbreaking Estate Tax Case

In a case of first impression, the United States Tax Court ruled in favor of a taxpayer whose estate planning focused on the preservation and succession of a 70-year-old family-owned business. In Estate of Clara M....more

Annual Estate Planning Newsletter: Part Three

Action Item: This is the third installment of our Annual Estate Planning Letter, and covers some topics of interest not discussed in our previous installments. We urge you to review this installment to ensure that your 2016...more

New Rules for 831(b) Captive Insurance Companies

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act), as part of a 2016 appropriations bill. The PATH Act includes significant changes to Internal Revenue Code section...more

Business Succession Planning - February 2016

The transition of a family owned or closely-held business is a significant undertaking even with the best laid plan. This article will outline the issues that should be considered by the business owner in transitioning a...more

Asset protection: Back to basics

Asset protection trusts can be highly effective vehicles for protecting wealth in today’s litigious society. But these trusts can be complex and expensive, so they’re not right for everyone. For those seeking simpler asset...more

Employing the term "family" in trust instruments and trust-related legislation is asking for trouble

Employing the term “family” in trust instruments and trust-related legislation is asking for trouble. In §8.15.6 of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook (2016) the authors explain why the meaning of the term in a given...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2016

When interest rates are low, it’s high time for estate planning - Interest rates remain at record lows, and while many experts believe they’ll begin to rise soon, it’s likely they’ll rise slowly. So it’s an ideal time to...more

The Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code: Context, Content, and Critique

The law review article "The Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code: Context, Content and Critique," 96 Mass. L. Rev. 27 (2014), co-authored by Courtney J. Maloney and Charles E. Rounds, Jr., contains a detailed discussion of the...more

Is a quiet (silent) trust illusory?

Is a quiet or silent trust illusory? The question is intentionally ambiguous. Is the question whether the trust itself is illusory, or just its quietness? A quiet or silent trust has been defined as “an irrevocable trust...more

Interaction fo Trustee Indemnities and Liability Insurance

When a trustee is sued for breach of trust and claims against his professional indemnity insurers, questions often arise as to the extent to which the trustee must first pursue any other rights of indemnity (for example...more

The Power of Insurance Trusts to Maintain Family Business Assets and Sanity

Life insurance and irrevocable trusts are great tools to ease family business succession issues and mitigate exposure to shareholder oppression and disputes. Irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILIT), in particular, play an...more

Union Friendly - Using Collectively Bargained Benefit Plans to Maximize Employee Benefit Plan Contributions for Closely Held...

Overview - Part I and Part II have focused on the tax planning possibilities of small business owners and owners of professional corporations utilizing an exemption for collectively bargained plans. This exemption allows...more

Rappelling Down the Fiscal Cliff – Strategies for Cushioning the Fall – Part I

Ready, set, go! Following the Presidential election last night, the race is on for year-end tax planning and bracing for the fall off the fiscal cliff. While no one can tell exactly what the tax outcome will be after...more

FAQ's Regarding Asset Protection for Physicians and Dentists

ASSET PROTECTION FOR PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS Introduction: You have worked hard for what you own, and you want to keep it. An asset protection program simply employs legal techniques that deter others from taking, or in...more

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection planning is a hot topic for many people. This article summarizes various asset protection planning strategies, short of filing for bankruptcy....more

Social Security Legally Is Just a Government Welfare Program

It all comes down to political risk versus market risk. Social security legally is merely a government welfare program masquerading as a quasi-private funded defined benefit pension plan. Social security bestows no legally...more

Insurance Agency Perpetuation Planning; Moat Associatess

Making plans for perpetuating the family business can seem daunting when it is the succession of an insurance agency at hand; however a perpetuation plan for successful business continuity is easy to being. If you don’t...more

Why Long-Term Care Insurance is Important to Doctors

One commonly overlooked area a doctor’s personal planning is the possibility that you or a loved one may need long-term care (LTC) as a result of age, illness, or accidents. In cases where such care is required, the...more

Legal & Tax Trends - Transferring the Family Business

Pursuant to IRS Circular 230, MetLife is providing you with the following notification: The information contained in this document is not intended to (and cannot) be used by anyone to avoid IRS penalties. This document...more

Dont Be a Victim of Your Own Sucess

An article I wrote for RAW Business. Its designed to educate business owners as nobody seems to be doing the job at the moment...more

Business overhead expense (BOE) disability insurance

Law Firm, Business overhead expense (BOE) disability insurance pays the insured’s overhead expenses if he or she becomes disabled. These polocys designed for businesses that rely on a small number of people (or one person) to...more

"Nonprofits Can Be Profitable, Too" Broker World

Nonqualified deferred compensation plans for the benefit of executives of not-for-profits must comply with additional rules under §457 of the Internal Revenue Code. These additional compliance issues change the way that the...more

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