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Is Death A Defense To CERCLA Liability?

In contrast to the early days of Superfund when no argument for extending CERCLA liability was too far-fetched, the Second Circuit recently rejected one of the all-time “Hail Mary” passes for CERCLA contribution. The case,...more

Non-Grantor Trusts – A Double-Edged Solution for Taxpayers Living in States with High Taxes

Overview - This article discusses the use of non-grantor trusts as an asset protection planning tool, while introducing the non-grantor trust as an income tax planning tool in order to reduce taxpayer’s exposure to state...more

Bay Area Estate Tax Attorney's Tips for Noncitizens and Nonresidents

To many, Bay Area real estate seems like a bargain right now. Prices are still some of the lowest in years, and foreign nationals, among others, are paying cash -- sometimes millions of dollars in cash -- for property in San...more

Never underestimate Addiction

THE POWER OF ADDICTION Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more

Death Worth Less Than Injury?

This article talks about how damages are calculated in a wrongful death suit in British Columbia. Many people are surprised to learn that grief is not compensable....more

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