Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Glossary of Important Securities Regulation Terms and Definitions

This Glossary is designed to provide law students taking Securities Regulation with a tool that will assist them in learning the basic language of securities law and achieve a working knowledge of the fundamental principles and…more
| Law Practice Products & Services, Securities Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Glossary

This Glossary contains many of the important terms and definitions used in the M&A world. The Glossary is not exhaustive, however. Like most areas of the law, M&A is a highly complex subject that involves several legal and…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your powers of attorney are more than a few years old

Health care and financial powers of attorney are critical components of an effective estate plan. As this article explains, after executing powers of attorney, it’s important to periodically review them and execute new ones…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Make net gifts to reduce your gift tax rate

Lifetime giving is a smart strategy to reduce a taxable estate, but the gift tax rate of 40% is steep. If one has used up his or her $5.43 million gift and estate tax exemption and would like to potentially reduce his or her…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The ABLE account: A good alternative to a special needs trust?

Late last year, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The act authorizes a new, tax-advantaged savings account, modeled after the Section 529 college savings account, for…more
| Education, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Premarital planning - Protecting your assets without a prenup

Protecting family assets in the event of a divorce is particularly significant for family business owners, who typically want to avoid sharing ownership with their ex-spouses or their children’s ex-spouses. A prenuptial…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - August/September 2015

In This Issue: - Premarital planning: Protecting your assets without a prenup - The ABLE account: A good alternative to a special needs trust? - Make net gifts to reduce your gift tax rate - Estate Planning Pitfall:…more
| Family Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Spoliation: How to Stop Trouble from Brewing

When a business is faced with the potential for litigation, it is imperative that all evidence be preserved to avoid the dreaded “s” word: spoliation. Starbucks Corporation recently learned this lesson the hard way when a…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Client Alert: New Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law

In November 2014, Massachusetts voters went to the polls and passed a law requiring all employers to allow employees to earn at least one (1) hour of sick time for every thirty (30) hours worked, up to forty (40) hours per year…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Save Money with Your Commercial Lease Agreement

Your business could be losing money if it does not have a properly drafted and negotiated commercial lease agreement. Too many leases are hastily put together, causing businesses to miss out on opportunities for relief, or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Estate Planning Pitfall: Your IRA owns real estate

Most people invest their IRA funds in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But others may opt for nontraditional investments, such as real estate, in the hope of boosting their returns. As this article details, when choosing to hold…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate tax relief for family businesses

If a substantial portion of a person’s wealth is tied up in a family or closely held business, he or she may be concerned that the estate will lack sufficient liquid assets to pay estate taxes. If that’s the case, heirs may be…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

U.S. Supreme Court: Good Faith Belief That a Patent Is Invalid Is No Defense to Induced Patent Infringement

In a sharply divided opinion, the Supreme Court has determined that a party may be liable for inducing the infringement of a patent even if it has a good faith belief that the patent is invalid. The decision, Commil USA, LLC v…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Does a private annuity have a place in your estate plan?

A private annuity can be a powerful strategy for passing assets to heirs in a tax-efficient manner. In a typical private annuity transaction, a parent transfers property to his or her children in exchange for their unsecured…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The basics of basis: Basis planning can result in significant tax savings

Because the gift and estate tax exemption is at a record high of $5.43 million for 2015, many people have shifted their focus from estate planning to income tax planning. An understanding of basis — and the benefits of the…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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