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Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
On September 30, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that a HUD regulation defining conditions under which it would insure a reverse mortgage agreement, which would have made it easier for lenders to...more
On December 27, 2012, HR-4753 was signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder....more
Bay Area families that have yet to take advantage of the current gift tax exemption are running out of time. As of midnight on December 31, 2012, the $5 million exemption disappears and will be replaced by a $1 million...more
As a result of the pending expansion of the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to include most swaps, some publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) may soon be considered “commodity...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
Anyone who owns or manages property in his/her capacity as a trustee or some other fiduciary role should be attentive to the possible appeal of periodic property tax valuations. Generally, each municipality in Rhode Island is...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