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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
Bad prison food, compensation for sex on the job and neat contracts cases: all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for June 2012!...more
On June 22, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted its final rule (the Family Office Rule) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act) defining the term “family office” for purposes of the...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently adopted a final rule (the “Rule”) defining “family offices” that are to be excluded from the definition of an investment adviser and corresponding registration...more
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional courses in agency and trust law....more
In this issue: 2010 Tax Relief Act; Knock-Out Option Treated as Direct Ownership of Underlying; Tax System Overhaul Recommended by Deficit Reduction Commission; Proposed Regulations Clarify and Expand Scope of “Publicly...more
I know that the practice of law requires a bit of abstract thinking. However, sometimes this abstract thinking takes a sharp turn into the metaphysical, if not the absurd. One such example is the SEC Staff’s Compliance...more