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Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
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Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
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On April 9, 2013 the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion regarding HIPAA preemption in the case of Opis Management Resources, LLC v. Florida Agency for Care Administration. Opis...more
It has always been difficult to make determinations regarding what information can be provided to a family member once a patient or long-term care resident has passed away....more
Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Paypal, investment accounts, frequent flier miles, LexisNexis access — consumers today take advantage of a wealth of online services across a broad swath of industries. But what happens to all those...more
In This Issue:
- Does your trust need a protector?
- Privacy, please! Keep family matters out of the public eye by avoiding probate
- Consider a “stretch” to maximize and preserve IRA benefits
- Estate Planning...more
The issue of confidentiality in offshore financial centres is high on the agenda in the financial press. Whether it is banking secrecy or the disclosure requirements governing the establishment of offshore companies and...more
In This Issue:
From the desk of Rionda Y. Godet; Newest Addition; and The Data Protection Act.
From the desk of Rionda Y. Godet
With Christmas right around the corner, this means we’ve come quite some distance...more
I think that history will compare Steve Jobs with Thomas Edison in the effect that his visionary influence had on the world, and the speed with which it spread. You can thank Steve Jobs for revolutionary inventions from the...more
Methodology of organizing succession and managing the family estate and immaterial property with an proactive management of conflicts...more
Greetings Kenneth Vercammen,
1. Recent Cases: Police Should Not Destroy Initial Notes. State v. W.B. 205 NJ 588 (2011)
After producing their final reports, law enforcement officers may not destroy contemporaneous...more
Should you attend that living trust seminar? They'll buy you a free lunch! Think about your privacy issues, whether their goals and yours are the same... and whether that lunch is not free after all. ...more
Two estate planning documents that everyone should have, which can be effective any time during your lifetime, not just after death....more
Have you considered who will be making health care decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself? Under the Health Care Surrogate Act, 755 ILCS 40/1, the State of Illinois has established a plan for your decision-making...more
The importance of advanced directives are covered from the definition to living wills,durable power of attorney and more.The AD is one of the single most important decision you will ever make in your lifetime so it needs to...more
This document contains links to an article concerning an investigation by CBS Evening News into privacy concerns associated with digital office copiers....more
Asset protection planning involves the application of a series of lawful techniques that will protect your assets from claims of future creditors. The techniques are designed to deter potential creditors from going after your...more
Transferring a family business to the next generation can provide a family a wonderful way to keep the business in the family. But the tax consequences can be catastrophic unless steps are taken to minimize, or avoid, the...more
Everyone should consider having, at the very least, two (2) basic estate planning documents. Here's why.....more
There are at least three good reasons to establish your estate plan now. Here they are.....more
Exploring the benefits of setting up a lottery trust to protect the privacy of winners....more
Asset Protection basics that every attorney, advisor and CPA should know. Written as an educational piece for both advsiors and thier clients....more
Do you really want strangers around the world to know all that? Your social networking activity can be quite revealing — a kind of informal resume and kitchen table chat, not tailored to a specific event or situation and very...more
Boomer or not, living wills are an essential part of responsible planning. The Terry Schiavo case provides the lessons learned from failing to have a living will in place....more
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