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Estate Planning Matters!

In This Newsletter: - When to Involve an Attorney in Your Charitable Giving - Big Changes to Minnesota Estate and Gift Taxes - Why You and Everyone You Know Needs an Estate Plan - Excerpt from...more

2013 Year-End Estate Planning Advisory

In this issue - - Federal Estate, GST and Gift Tax Rates - Annual Gift Tax Exclusion - Federal Income Tax Rates - President’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2014 - Important Planning...more

The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan [Video]

Lawyer Dawn Schluter on Estate Planning....more

Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler  [Video]

Now is a great time to sell a business. Nearly 4,800 private equity firms are looking to invest $1 trillion in business acquisitions, and the loan market is returning to re-recession levels. ...more

Insight on Estate Planning - April/May 2013: Should a CRT be part of your estate plan?

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) allows a person to support a favorite charity while potentially boosting their cash flow, shrinking the size of their taxable estate, reducing or deferring income taxes, and enjoying...more

Estate Planning Implications of American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

The American Taxpayer Relief Act (the Act), which was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013 and signed into law by President Obama on January 2, has finally provided some permanence to the transfer tax laws....more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2013

In This Issue: - Fiscal cliff deal brings some certainty to estate planning - Strong governance enhances a family business’s value - Should you donate life insurance to charity? - Estate Planning Pitfall -...more

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2013: Should you donate life insurance to charity?

Donating life insurance to a favorite charity is an excellent opportunity to make a larger donation than may otherwise be affordable. This article shows why this is so and discusses the most tax-effective way to donate life...more

2013 Tax Update Letter

Dear Clients and Colleagues: This letter provides you with a summary of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”) with respect to the key estate and gift tax provisions, and presents some thoughts on wealth...more

Estate Planning After the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Now that a deal averting the fiscal cliff has finally been reached, many of the tax and planning issues that have been mired in uncertainty for the past two years (and even longer in some cases) may be resolved. Numerous tax...more

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