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Dear Mom
I must confess that all this talk about estate tax repeal and farmers losing their corn fields has resulted in our clients being confused and my mother being worried.
United States
18 Oct 2018
High Altitude Dreams
Santa Fe, New Mexico. Far removed from my office in New York City and recently hiking with friends in the mountains of New Mexico, I had a daydream.
United States
18 Oct 2018
Rock ‘N' Roll & Estate Taxes
Having grown up listening to and memorizing every Beatles song, I was deeply saddened by the death of George Harrison.
United States
18 Oct 2018
Why Worry About Community Property?
In the United States, there are nine community property states: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. Additionally, Alaska, Tennessee and Puerto Rico are elective community property jurisdictions.
United States
14 Sep 2018
What's In A Name? (Part 1)
Titling assets correctly is an essential part of a successful estate plan.
United States
4 Jun 2018
Georgia's New Uniform Power Of Attorney Act In Review (Part One)
Effective July 1st of this year, Georgia's new Uniform Power of Attorney Act ("UPOAA") applies to most written, general, financial powers of attorney. A power of attorney ("POA") allows for one party...
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29 Aug 2017
The Importance Of Reviewing Your Will
Many people neglect to review their Wills, which often can have devastating results.
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1 Jun 2017
National Health Care Decisions Day: Do You Know Where Your Advance Directive Is?
National Health Care Decisions Day was recognized this year the week of April 16-22.
United States
2 May 2017
The Overturning Of DOMA Has Broad Tax Implications
In a 5-4 decision issued this past Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
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24 Apr 2017
2016 Estate Planning Update
As soon as the last of the turkey is made into turkey soup, ‘tis the season to focus on year-end tax planning, particularly taking advantage of the gift tax annual exclusion.
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27 Nov 2015
Lost And Found: Musings On The Tax Consequences Of A Found Violin
Recently it was reported that Roman Totenberg's Stradivarius was found 35 years after its suspected theft.
United States
18 Sep 2015
Anticipated 2704 Valuation Discount Regulations
In 1990 Chapter 14 (Special Valuation Rules) was added to the Internal Revenue Code to prevent the manipulation of the transfer tax value of a proprietary interest in certain entities in the context of transfers between related parties.
United States
7 Sep 2015
Inside Out: Rethinking Estate Planning For Family Businesses
Estate planning for family business owners is big business for many wealth advisors.
United States
5 Aug 2015
Passing The Family Business With A Charitable Remainder Trust
A question for our readers: A charitable remainder trust can (a) benefit family members, (b) benefit charity, (c) help diversify assets in a tax efficient manner, or (d) all of the above? The answer is (d).
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4 Aug 2015
Unintended Consequences
Estate planning for family business owners is big business for many wealth advisors, not only because of the large (and increasing) federal estate tax exemption...
United States
3 Jun 2015
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