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Ward and Smith, P.A.

Family Affair: Potential Problems with Family-Owned Businesses

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Some of the most heartbreaking situations we see in our closely-held business and estate practices are families torn apart over differences in dealing with family-owned businesses. When there are problems with...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Insight on Estate Planning - April/May 2018

In This Issue: - Estate planning for your business: Use an ESOP to properly address your closely held company - Are your assets protected from creditors? - Preparing a parent for a nursing home - ESTATE PLANNING...more

Murtha Cullina

Thinking of Selling? Start Early, Build Your Team

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As 2018 looks to be a favorable M&A environment, many business owners may come to the conclusion that it is time to sell the family business. While it is true that some businesses sell as a result of an offer that comes “out...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Transitions in the Family Business, Part I: Caring for the Goose

Last week, Bradley’s Family Business Advocates team co-hosted Transitions in the Family Business: A Conversation with Family Business Owners and Leaders with Warren Averett. ...more

White & Case LLP

Proposed Treasury Regulations on Valuation Discounts for Family-Controlled Entities

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IRS Proposals Threaten Valuation Discounts for Family-Controlled Entities - The Treasury Department recently published new proposed regulations ("2704(b) regulations") which, if adopted in their current form, would...more

Hodgson Russ LLP

Proposed Regs May Limit US Estate Plan

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On August 2, 2016, the US Treasury issued long-awaited pro- posed regulations under Code section 2704 that make comprehensive and very significant changes to the valuation of interests in many family-controlled entities for...more

Dentons

Proposed regulations will significantly impact the valuation of interests in many family-controlled entities

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New rules have been proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which would regulate the valuation of transfers of business interests between family members. Based upon recent interpretation, it appears that the IRS is...more

M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

Estate Planning Valuation Discounts Under Section 2704: An Update

by M. Robinson & Company, P.C. on

For about a generation, families have taken minority discounts when valuing interest in closely-held businesses for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes. This popular estate planning technique is often...more

Varnum LLP

Valuation Discounts to Family-Controlled Entities in Peril Under Proposed IRS Regulations

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On August 4, the Internal Revenue Service finally issued much anticipated proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code, which regulations are intended to significantly limit taxpayers' ability to apply...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Proposed Tax Regulations Limit Availability of Valuation Discounts to Family Business Owners

For family business owners who desire to transfer ownership of part of their business to the next generation, the valuation of the business interest is often an important factor to consider. This is especially true for family...more

McNair Law Firm, P.A.

IRS Proposes New Rules Designed to Restrict Valuation Discounts in Family Transfers

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Partnerships and LLCs are common choices of entity for family-owned businesses, due to their flexibility and the many uses to which they can be put – including pooling of family assets, succession planning, asset protection,...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

IRS Proposes Regulations to Limit Valuation Discounts for Family Businesses

On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations intended to substantially limit the use of discounts in valuing intra-family transfers of interests in family-controlled...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Proposed 2704 Regulations: Significant Impact on Valuation Discounts for Family Businesses

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Background: On August 4, 2016, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations addressing the valuation of certain business interests for federal estate, gift and generation-skipping tax...more

Taylor English Duma LLP

Valuation Discounts for Intra-Family Transfers of Family-Held Business Interests are Proposed to be Curtailed – Act Now!

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On August 4, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would, if implemented, significantly curtail valuation discounts applied to intra-family transfers of family business interests. Final adoption of...more

Dechert LLP

Proposed Treasury Regulations Regarding Valuation Discounts for Transfers of Family-Controlled Entities, if Enacted, Would Apply...

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After years of anticipation, the U.S. IRS recently issued Proposed Treasury Regulations that would, if enacted in their current form, substantially eliminate most valuation discounts for family-controlled entities and result...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Proposed Regulations Under Internal Revenue Code Section 2704: Changes May Be Coming to Transfers of Closely Held Business...

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under the authority provided in Section 2704(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"). These proposed regulations were much anticipated by the estate...more

Bilzin Sumberg

The End of Valuation Discounts in Estate Tax Planning?

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Families with interests in closely held entities have long benefitted from reduced estate and gift tax exposure due to valuation discounts. If regulations proposed by the Internal Revenue Service are adopted in their present...more

Burr & Forman

Family-Controlled Businesses -- Tax Targets Again: Newly Proposed 2704 Regulations and Presidential Candidates' Positions

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It's August of an election---year, and not just any election---year, a presidential election year. So, in less than 80 days, we'll all go to the polls and elect a new president. While Benjamin Franklin might have been right...more

Dickinson Wright

The End to Discounts for Transfers of Interests in Family Business Entities

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The ability to use transfer and liquidation restrictions in legal documents to reduce the value of an interest in a family-controlled (or “closely-held”) business entity (e.g., partnership, corporation, limited liability...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Proposed Treasury Regulations Would Severely Limit Valuation Discounts

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Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled its long-awaited proposed regulations targeting valuation discounts commonly used in estate planning, thereby overturning decades of settled law. As drafted,...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Proposed Rules Would Limit Valuation Discounts for Family Controlled Entities

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations that would severely limit valuation discounts for lack of marketability and lack of control that taxpayers have historically applied for federal gift,...more

Stinson Leonard Street

IRS Proposes Rules That Would Dramatically Reduce Valuation Discounts in Family Business Succession Planning

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Business Owners May Have Little Time to Act Before Rules Are Finalized - The valuation of a family member's interest in a family business has a major impact on the success or failure of a transfer of such interest to...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

IRS Proposes New Regulations That Will Significantly Limit the Use of Valuation Discounts on Transfers of Interests in Closely...

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The proposed regulations disregard restrictions that have been used by valuation experts and acknowledged by the courts to reduce valuations. If you are an owner of a closely held entity, recently proposed Treasury...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Proposed Section 2704 Regulations

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department released proposed regulations amending and expanding upon the current regulations to Internal Revenue Code Section 2704. The proposed regulations, if adopted, would affect the...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Proposed IRS Rules Endanger Business Valuation Discounts for Family-Owned Entities

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Historically, the IRS has closely scrutinized transfers of interests in family-owned entities between family members. In particular, it has sought to curtail the use of discounts to decrease the estate and gift tax value of...more

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