Read Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Widow Foreclosure Catch-22
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
Planning for Your Social Media Accounts When You Die
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Fein, Such, Kahn, & Shepard: Estate Planning
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
The Basics of the Fiscal Cliff Deal & Why the Lack of Sunset Provisions Is Important
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
In a Notice of Ways and Means Motion tabled by the Minister of Finance on October 24, 2012 (the “NWMM”), there were a number of changes to the provisions of subsection 122.1 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Act”) dealing...more
A recent law enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature will enable farmers to pass their family farms to future generations without having to pay Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. With proper estate and tax planning, this law will...more
The following two new taxes will take effect on January 1, 2013:
1. Investment Income Tax - A new 3.8% tax on investment income, and
2. Earned Income Tax - A new 0.9% tax on earned income
Both of these taxes are...more
On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Governor Christie signed into law amendments to the New Jersey Bulk Sale Law. Enacted as chapter 124 of the Public Laws of 2011, these amendments narrow the scope of N.J.S.A. 54:50-38, signed...more
U.S. residents, and other nonresidents of Mexico, are restricted from owning certain real estate in Mexico. The Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from purchasing or owning real estate within 60 miles of an...more
Erskine Summary: The IRS has privately ruled that transactions between a marital trust and a decedent's children from his first marriage to resolve discord between his surviving spouse and her stepchildren over the management...more
The Cyprus International Trust is an ideal structure for estate planning and asset protection at the maximum tax effectiveness. Our Firm ensures that our Clients can take advantage of the Cyprus International Trust and...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
Philadelphia Hotel Tax
The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County has upheld the Philadelphia Tax Review Board’s ruling that Expedia, an online vendor of discount hotel rooms, is not an “operator” of a hotel, and is...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
IN THIS ISSUE: What is Happening with the Federal Estate Tax?- Estate Planning and Marcellus Shale- Using IRA Proceeds to Invest in Real Estate and Other Alternative Investment Vehicles.
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A deed is a document that transfers ownership of real estate. It serves as written proof of ownership of your home or building. For a deed transaction to have legal effect it generally must comply with certain legal...more
As of December 31, 2009, Congress had not acted to forestall the total repeal of the federal estate tax for 2010. Congressional leadership has indicated that legislation will be introduced that will reinstate the tax...more
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