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Don't Procrastinate When Updates Become Necessary

Procrastination is a big problem when it comes to estate planning, and truth be told making final arrangements is indeed a unique endeavor....

What About Your Email?

How often do you use your email account? I bet a lot more than you did 5 years ago. You probably have some important business that is conducted...

Think Before Challenging an Estate Plan

The first reaction that most people have when they learn that they have been cut out of a deceased relative's estate plan is to want to fight....

Retirement May Not Come Easy

If you sit around waiting for retirement to arrive you may be waiting for a very long time. As the baby boomers reach the typical retirement age...

Kinkade Estate: Handwriting Analysis Suggests Intoxication

You have to be aware of the possibility of challenges to your estate planning documents when you are making preparations for the future. This is...

On the Way to the New Height: Walmart’s Acquisition of Yihaodian Cleared on Conditions in China

The global retailing giant Walmart announced in February that it would further acquire 33.6% interest in Yihaodian, a leading B2C e-commerce...

Trust Administration: An Overview

There is no reason to automatically assume that you should use a Will when you are considering estate planning. A Will can seem like a simple...

The LLC, Not Just Another Corporation

When it comes to pleading the citizenship of an LLC, Fifth Circuit law regarding diversity jurisdiction is both well settled and rarely...

Conducting Depositions in Japan per Letters Rogatory

Today’s business world has become very global. So it makes sense that more and more litigation involving business would be global as well....

State Aid Schemes to Support Investment Promoting Regional Development - Romania

Despite the current political turmoil the new Romanian Government has already passed legislation aimed at improving the investment climate. In...

Implications of Ohada Law on the Business Incorporation System of the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”),...

Will Everyone See Eye to Eye After Your Passing?

Sitting down to express your wishes in writing may seem like the only thing to take into account when you are planning your estate. However,...

Things Get Old

Sometimes you can get a little bit of extra life out of something old. Have an old computer? Put Linux or an earlier version of Windows on it...

Easily Misused Estate Planning Terms

Wills and Living Wills are key parts of any good estate plan. However, though the two sound similar they serve very different purposes. A Living...

Alzheimer's Looms -- Action Required

We have all heard of Alzheimer's disease, but it can be surprising to learn about just how widespread it has become. The Alzheimer's Association...

Form PF: Essential Guide - August 2012

  By Murray LLP
Some of the largest hedge fund managers will shortly make their initial filing for the Form PF, on August 29, 2012. This guide will recap on the...

Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in New York

  By Murray LLP
One of the most common forms of conducting business in New York is through a Limited Liability Company (LLC). This short article will cover some...

Guide to Doing Business in New York

  By Murray LLP
Doing business in New York can be performed through a number of legal structures ranging from sole proprietorships to corporations. This...

Estate Planning Questions That May Make You Uncomfortable

Your estate plan is intended to be an individual, and highly personal, set of documents. Your estate plan decides some of the most important...

Proposed Changes to the Trustee Ordinance and Related Matters in Hong Kong

To promote Hong Kong as Asia’s major asset management center and to attract more local and overseas settlors to choose Hong Kong law as the law...

Pending Loss of Estate Tax Portability A Concern

When this year comes to a close we are going to be looking at an entirely different lay of the land when it comes to the estate tax parameters....

Law No. 148/2012 on the Legal Framework of Electronic Documents - Romania

Romania has recently passed into law, Law no. 148/2012 which establishes the legal framework for the issuing of electronic documents (invoices,...

CFTC - Temporary Relief No Action Letter

  By Murray LLP
The CFTC has issued a no action letter providing temporary relief for Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs) and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) who...

Using Tech Gadgets dor Senior Independence and Caregivers

As the American population continues to age and lifespans continue to lengthen, more and more seniors and their families are using new...

“Free” Estate Planning Legal Documents

Being part of a family means that one day you will likely experience the passing of someone you love. Many Baby Boomers and their parents have...

Actor Mickey Rooney Testified about Elder Abuse

Beloved actor Mickey Rooney testified in front of a Congressional committee recently about his personal experience with elder abuse. Rooney,...

Girlfriend of Painter Kinkade Presents Holographic Wills

There are a few ways to create a Last Will, one of which is a holographic Will. This sounds rather high-tech, but in fact the reverse is true. A...

7 Things to Consider in International Business Structuring in the Ukraine

It is common on the market that any business structuring for a Ukrainian business is conducted mostly by financial advisers and business...

The (Almost) Secret Veteran's Pension: Aid and Assistance

The Veterans Administration estimates that about 2 million eligible veterans likely qualify for the Aid and Attendance pension benefit, yet few...

Two People, One Exemption?

The federal estate tax is applicable to everyone as an individual, so each person is afforded an individual exemption. The current amount of the...

Attorney-Client Privelege for Transactional Attorneys

Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have...

Arizona Business and International Law

A decade or more ago a client of our business law firm needed some advice on an international transaction. We called several local firms that we...

Immigrant Business; Immigrant Entrepreneurs

We hear so much about immigration in the context of border controversies that we may forget the vital role that immigrant owned businesses play...

Entrepreneurs and Business Development around the World

Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems. Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and start ups,...

Starting Your Own Law Practice

I. Getting Started - As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own...

Veterans Aid and Assistance FAQ

The Veterans Aid and Attendance program, also known as the AA pension benefit provides financial assistance to limited income veterans and their...

How to Dissolve a Company in Indonesia

The general principle on dissolution of Limited Liability Company is stipulated under Article 143 paragraph (1) of Law No. 40 of 2007 regarding...

Probate Language Oddities

To someone looking in on probate law from the outside, it often appears as if probate lawyers and judges use very strange terminology. Some of...

Rising Senior Divorce Rate

According to researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Ohio's Bowling Green University, seniors are divorcing at a...

Buying and Selling a Medical Practice

This article gives a quick overview of buying and selling a medical practice. I discuss the deal from due diligence, through deal terms, to the...

Leases for Medical Offices

Medical offices need special lease provisions. All leases need negotiation and revision, but leases for physicians need a little more. In this...

How a Non Licensed Person Can Work With a Medical Practice

In this article I discuss how a non-licensed person can work with a medical practice, including the use of an administrative / management...

Leaving a Medical Practice / Closing a Medical Practice

This article gives a very brief overview of how a physician leaves or closes a medical practice. The physician can’t just walk away – leaving or...

Consider Utilizing Annual Gift Tax Exemption

If your estate is valued in excess of the estate tax exclusion amount you are going to have to pursue avenues that provide tax efficiency....

Do What it Takes to Prevent Challenges

Estate planning is approached differently by different individuals. Some people are very diligent about envisioning the future and they do...

Arthritis Warning Signs

As we get older, our bodies tend to develop specific types of medical conditions that are much more common in the elderly than they are in...

Why Elderly Depression Can be Hard to Detect

It's estimated that about 6 1/2 million seniors suffer from clinical depression. Though many seniors experience depression as the result of...

Estate Plans and Ghosts

There are people who believe in ghosts. They often believe that ghosts are the result of deceased individuals who made mistakes in life and as a...

What to Do if Your Dad is Pursued by a Gold Digger

Having an elderly parent can cause any child to worry, especially where there are health concerns involved. But what do you do if your elderly...

Are You at Risk for Becoming One of the Sandwich Generation?

The sandwich generation is a relatively new term that applies to anyone who is at risk of being “sandwiched” between aging parents and young...

Be it Ever so Humble…

As you live in your home over the years, you can become attached because so many memories seem to be ingrained into the very structure itself....

Record Your Wishes to Reflect Current Relationships

People who get divorced are not remarrying with the same frequency that they did some years ago according to current census statistics. This of...

Clinical Integration and the Rochester Network Advisory Opinion

  By Ruder Ware
The Rochester Network Advisory Opinion is one of the few sources that we have to get a glimpse of what is required for a health care...

10 Useful Tips for Surviving Spouses

The death of a spouse ranks at the top of a list of stressful lifetime events. If you survive your spouse, you’ll need to make sure you take...

What is Estate Tax Exclusion “Portability”?

The estate tax exclusion is the amount of financial assets that you can pass on to your heirs before the federal estate tax is applied. At the...

Senior Debt and Bankruptcy Rising

Recent studies have shown that Americans age 55 and older are having an increasingly difficult time paying their debts. One study, performed by...

Alternative to Assisted Living Facility

The idea of being uprooted and moving into an assisted living community is not an especially pleasant one for many senior citizens. People...

What to Research

In preparing to make important life decisions the first thing to do is to research your options. You cannot make good decisions until you know...

There is No Taking Back Your Estate Plan

There are some things in life that we all wish we had done differently. No one makes the right choices 100 percent of the time. Of course, we...

Committed Couples

Recent Census Bureau statistics are indicating that people who have been divorced are not remarrying with the same frequency that they did in...

New Elder Care Technology Helps Seniors and Their Families

If there is one area of modern life that seniors are often not so comfortable with, it is new technology. However, there are a range of new...

Know Your Options

Estate planners often talk about creating the plan that meets the specific needs of the individuals they are advising. They ask what you want...

Vampire Estate Plans

Do you ever wonder if vampires have estate plans? Of course, vampires are not real, but they seem to be everywhere in popular culture today....

What About Your Pets?

When you pass away, you will probably leave more things behind than you realize. That’s why you need an estate plan that covers everything, even...

Your Former Spouse and Social Security Benefits

Did you know an ex-spouse can receive Social Security benefits on your record? A lot of people are not aware of this rule. However, there are...

Planning for Medical Emergencies

Planning for a medical emergency is one of the most important things you can do for you and your family. After all, life is unpredictable and...

Probate Can Be Troublesome

One of the reasons why some people choose alternatives to a last will when they are arranging for the eventual transfer of assets to their heirs...

Why Single People Don't Have Estate Plans

If you're single, whether or not you're young, you are part of the group that is the least likely to have an estate plan. The fact is most...

The Worst Estate Planning Errors You Can Make

As Abraham Lincoln once said, “Everything on the Internet is true.” If you've ever looked for legal advice online, it won't take you very long...

Big Executor Mistakes

As an estate executor, you have the legal power to manage a deceased person's property and redistribute that property to new owners. With this...

Reverse Mortgages: An Option When Needed

When you are planning for your retirement years you have to make projections a couple of decades into the future, maybe even longer. The fact is...

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation

The “me” generation is rapidly becoming the “sandwich” generation. If the term is foreign to you, don’t feel left out. It is simply a new term...

Benefits of Waiting to Make an Estate Plan

Sometimes, when you have difficulty making a decision, it’s helpful to write out a list of the pros and cons of the decision. There are people...

The “Sandwich” Generation

Many of us have lived through generation X, the “me” generation, and generation “Y”, but have you ever heard of the “sandwich” generation?...

Arthritis Warning Signs You Need to Know

Arthritis can strike at any time, though it most typically affects people over the age of 60. There are many forms of arthritis, and while there...

Check List for Acquiring Landed Property in Ghana

The number of land disputes pending at various courts in Ghana bears testimony to the problems surrounding land acquisitions. One false step in...

Save Money while Enjoying Familiar Surroundings

If you were to be among the many who are going to require living assistance when you reach an advanced age you have some decisions to make. A...

Legal Action is Required for Committed Couples

If you were to ask yourself how you would want your possessions distributed if you were to pass away at any given time you may well find that...

Social Security Basics

If you are like many Americans, you are concerned about the future of the Social Security retirement program. Warnings about the fate of the...

Dealing With the Death of a Family Member - Common Steps That Must Be Taken

As much as we all wish that we would never be faced with the death of a close family member, it may happen at some point in time. In the midst...

Signs of Elder Abuse - How to Protect Your Loved Ones

If you are one of the millions of Americans who has an elderly family member in the care of someone outside the family you likely worry about...

How your Loved Ones May Suffer if You Fail to Plan for your Death

If you have a family or loved ones who mean a lot to you, then you owe it to them to plan ahead in the event of your untimely death. Tragedy or...

The Larry Hillblom Story - Case in Point for Updating Your Estate Plan

Although you may not be familiar with the name Larry Hillblom, you have probably used the company he founded or at least heard of it. Hillblom...

Do You Really Want your Estate to Be Probated?

You may think that the simplest solution for stating your final wishes is the execution of a last will. In fact, depending on the circumstances...

Avoidable Estate Planning Mistakes

Many estate plans contain mistakes that can and should be avoided. Unfortunately, easily avoidable mistakes are made all the time in estate...

How to Make Use of a Family Incentive Trust

If you are like many people who have been fortunate enough, and worked hard enough, to have built up a sizeable and valuable estate, you may...

Are You Part of the “Sandwich” Generation?

If the term “sandwich generation” doesn’t sound familiar to you, don’t worry, you are not alone. This is term that is being used to describe...

Elderly Depression - What to Look Out For

For elderly Americans, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated because many people do not recognize the symptoms. Elderly people are...

Translating Will Language – Commonly Encountered Uncommon Terms

If you started creating your Last Will and Testament, you may come across some words that appear strange or unfamiliar. This is very common, as...

Elderly Parents May End Up Costing Children

With many baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, proper financial planning is becoming increasingly more important. But for many...

Federal Medicaid Fraud Audit Program Has Negative Returns

A recent report from a government watchdog group shows that a federal Medicaid audit program designed to curtail some of the $60 billion a year...

Debt Reduction Can Lead to Stress-Free Future

One of the things that people look forward to when they envision retirement is the ability to live stress-free. Try as you might, it can be very...

Identity Thieves, Scam Artists Often Target Elders

There are things that can be done to protect your assets during the latter stages of your life from a legal perspective, and you should discuss...

Your Parents May Favor a Charity Over You

Thinking about an inheritance you might receive is an exercise that's filled with competing emotions. While you never want to think ill of your...

Watching the Trustee

Who Watches the Watchmen?" has become a modern classic line. In case you don't know, The Watchmen are a fictional group of superheroes. In their...

Act in Advance to Preserve Assets

There are individuals who are naturally more exposed to potential legal actions than others, and for these people asset protection should be a...

Medi-Cal Eligibility: Expert Guidance is Essential

Many people are surprised to hear that Medicare will not pay for residence in an assisted living community or a nursing home. This is a pretty...

Life's Not Fair for LGBT Couples

You have undoubtedly heard the old axiom "Life's not fair." We all know that it's true. We would like to believe that on some level, things even...

10 Reasons Why Potential Franchisees Need a Franchise Lawyer

Are you a potential franchisee or even a current franchisee? Do you really need a franchise lawyer? That depends on your experience and appetite...

Benefits of Trademark Registration in New Zealand

There are many benefits to registering your valuable brand as a New Zealand trademark. Trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to...


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