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Hidden Assets That Warrant an Estate Plan

One of the most common reasons people give for not creating a comprehensive estate plan is that they do not believe they have enough assets to...
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Celebrity Estate Planning News: Hemsley Will Contested

We like to pass along news about the estate planning successes and failures of celebrities from time to time and there is an interesting...

Legal Professors Examine DIY Last Wills

When you are looking for the facts with regard to products and services a highly respected go-to resource is Consumer Reports. Their website and...

Consumer Reports: Don't Go DIY Route with Last Wills

When websites that offer do-it-yourself estate planning documents started to appear and advertise aggressively licensed attorneys began...

Will Your Funeral Be What You Wanted It to Be?

For many of us, how our funeral is handled when we die is important. You may have very specific ideas about what type of service you want and...

Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance Country Report: Turkey

Turkey, even restructured its banking sector several times, has still not made sufficient progress in money laundering and compliance...

Legal Professors: Do-It Yourself Notions Not a Viable Substitute

Consumer Reports magazine tackled a subject that is near and dear to estate planning attorneys recently and we would like to pass along the...

Challenge to Actor's Will Demonstrates Probate Pitfall

People sometimes choose to take steps to enable the future transfer of their assets to their loved ones outside of the probate process. When you...

Scratch Below the Surface before Using Joint Accounts

There are times when you may hear someone make the case for a simple solution to a complex problem and find yourself buying into this...

Co-Ownership of Property and Avoiding Probate – 3 Questions

Question 1: Are There Different Types Of Co-Ownership of Property? Yes, and not all types of property co-ownership avoid probate. The different...

3 Tips for Vacation Planning and Your Estate Plan

The average American probably spends a lot more time planning for a vacation than they do planning their estate. If you haven't already done so,...

Honoring Your Last Wishes – Are You Sure Your Family Will Do So?

When it comes to honoring your last wishes regarding your funeral and burial, are you sure that your family will do so? What if you want to be...

Help Relatives Now, Reduce Future Tax Burden

Success is the name of the game, but unfortunately the fruition of your financial goals can present some tax challenges. If your assets exceed a...

Early Action Leads to Comfortable Retirement

When you are a young adult you have a unique opportunity. You can make the choice to begin saving for retirement early on during your career. If...

Trusted Source: Do-It-Yourself Last Wills Are Not a Good Choice

Estate planning attorneys will tell you to take pause before assuming that you can simply and easily execute your own estate plan using...

When You Need to Update Your Will, Use Caution

If you have created a last Will and testament you know that it took some time and effort to create a document that served your individual...

Joint Accounts? It's Not That Easy

There are those who decide that opening a joint account or accounts is a substitute for a properly constructed estate plan. After all they...

DIY Savings Can Be Costly in Long Run

Sometimes you make a decision that seems like an economical one at the moment, but this attempt to save money can actually have the reverse...

A Grandfather's Privacy

A client recently shared a story with me. He explained that when he was a young child, he used to spend a lot of time at his grandparents'...

Do You Have a Spendthrift Heir?

If you have a spendthrift heir you may want to take steps to make sure that this family member does not burn through his or her inheritance too...

The Hungarian Holding Company Regime: It Offers Everything and a Little More

When the tax planning departments of multinational enterprises look for favorable locations for holding companies they mostly end up in using...

California Labor Law: Checklist for Determining an Independent Contractor vs. an Employee

  By HG.org
According to California labor law, the IRS has developed a checklist to distinguish between an independent contractor vs. full time. Understand...

Venture Capital Law in Switzerland

A Q&A guide to venture capital law in Switzerland which gives a high level overview of the venture capital market; tax incentives; fund...

Why Do Estate Planning Attorneys Not Provide Their Pricing Upfront?

When a person calls an estate planning attorney, they will likely ask for the cost of their services. Instead of getting an upfront price you...

Kinkade Estate Battle Could Last a Year or More

A lawyer involved in the Thomas Kinkade estate battle has said that the case could drag on for a year, and possibly more, according to a story...

Wartime Veterans May Face Look-Back Period

There are certain benefit programs that senior citizens often rely on such as Medi-Cal that have upper resource limits. You cannot qualify for...

Don't Sleep as Tax Hikes Near

As they say time flies,and it is kind of hard to believe that we are so far into 2012 already. This is a very interesting year on a number of...

How to Set Up a WOFE in the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai, China

Time estimated to set up a WOFE in the Free Trade Zone in Shanghai: 2 to 3 months. I - Investors - Individual or corporation from foreign...

How to Set Up a Foreign Invested Consulting Limited Company

Here is described the working process for setting up an advising company in China. I. Company Name - **** Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd - II....

When Parents Reach Old Age, Bringing Up Finances Can Be Difficult

As life spans continue to increase and more people are living in extended family environments,many are having to deal with financial issues that...

Collecting Accounts Receivable and Business Debts

Introduction - The Legal Aspects of Credit and Collections - To succeed, businesses must be paid promptly and in full. With the help of their...

Doing Business as a Limited Liability Company

Introduction Limited liability companies offer investors and business owners a new alternative for doing business. Although limited...

Protecting Your Company's Legal Health

Introduction Avoid Problems with Preventive Law Smart business owners and managers reduce costs and avoid legal problems with preventive...

Estate Planning Tips for Your Vacation

Whether you took a summer vacation this year,are planning on traveling for Labor Day,or are planning some time away for the holidays you...

If You Want a Brooklyn Bagel, Go to Brooklyn, not Palm Beach….

Any Floridian bagel junkie will know that Brooklyn Water Bagel company is for producing the ‘best’ bagels on the east coast, made with New York...

Court Reporting Goes Digital in Florida

Digital court reporters in Miami and Coral Gables are not computers but they sure rely on them. The world has changed substantially in recent...

Minors and Conveyances

  By Gunster
Mary Smith contacted me to assist her in the sale of a vacant lot owned by both Mary and her son, Michael. Mary originally went to a local title...

How Can I leave Money to My Grandchildren without Spoiling Them?

Anyone with a substantial amount of assets eventually asks this question.Wanting to protect and provide for your grandchildren when you die is...

Is a 55% Death Tax Fair?

Some people within the estate planning community call the estate tax the "death tax" because it is a tax that is levied because you passed away...

How to Pass Down a Large Inheritance and Not End Up With a Spoiled Beneficiary

Knowing that you are in a position to leave behind enough money to provide for your loved ones when you die is a wonderful feeling. However,it...

Some Observers Decry Estate Tax Rate

Where do you draw the line when it comes to a tax rate? This is an ongoing question that is always being debated among lawmakers. However, even...

New Study Reveals Deadly Risk of Loneliness

Adding to the increasing mountain of evidence which shows that remaining socially connected and interacting with others is key to maintaining...

Many Ignore Words to the Wise

When it comes to retirement and estate planning a lot of people in America seem to be ignoring the advice that is routinely and constantly given...

Understanding Intellectual Property is Critical to Proper Due Diligence

Technology invades almost every aspect of our life and as a result intellectual property rights are valuable and complex. While traditional...

Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Damron Agreement and Declares Facts in Stipulated Judgments

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently upheld as valid and enforceable a Damron Agreement in which an insured and its excess insurer assigned...

Should you incorporate your veterinary practice?

In part one of this series, I answer the question, should you incorporate your veterinary practice? What are the costs and benefits of forming a...

Legal Compliance Checklist for a Veterinary Corporation

In my last article, I ask the threshold question, Should you incorporate your veterinary practice? In this Article #2, I give you a legal...

Veterinarian Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

In this article, I first discuss when a veterinarian is a contractor as opposed to an employee. Second, I look at the essential terms of a...

Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreements for Veterinary Corporations

In this article I explain shareholder buy-sell agreements for veterinarians and veterinary corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a...

How Can a Non-Turkish Company Open a Bank Account in Turkey?

This article summarizes what should a non-Turkish company should do in order to open a bank account in Turkey. Business has been truly global...

Foundation of JV in Russian Jurisdiction

  By DS Law
Deciding on a joint venture’s location (joint venture vehicle) is one of the most important steps in the planning and structuring of a joint...

Company Sale: Limited Opportunities, Unlimited Liability - Hungary

With the amendment of the Bankruptcy Act of Hungary, from 1 March 2012 the legislator has significantly expanded the scope of such circumstances...

Retirement is Expensive - Are You Getting Prepared?

Retirement should be looked at as an expense that you must prepare for well in advance. As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement...

Keep Bills Low during Retirement

Statistics indicate that a significant percentage of people who are reaching their 60’s are not financially prepared for retirement....

Finances are Key

Estate planning extends into areas beyond arranging for the eventual transfer of your monetary and physical assets to your heirs. All of the...

Liaison Office Regulation Amended in Turkey

The Regulation governing the liaison office opening procedures in Turkey was recently amended. This article discusses the main changes brought...

Turkish Tobacco and Tobacco Products Markets from a Legal Standpoint

This article provides an overview of the Turkish tobacco legislation. Law No. 4733 Regarding the Organization and Duties of the Tobacco and...

Extend a Hand, Reduce Tax Exposure

If the value of your estate is such that you will be exposed to the estate tax, you may want to consider transferring resources to family...

Planning is Key for GLBT Community

People who are involved in long-term, committed, same-sex relationships may not get legally married in the state of Ohio. However, you do have...

Elder Financial Abuse

While much effort has gone into bringing public awareness to the prevalence of child abuse over the last few decades, the frequency with which...

Keeping Active After Retirement With a Part-Time Job

As thousands of baby boomers enter retirement every day, many of them are finding their ideas of what retirement would be like are very...

Are You Responsible for Your Parent’s Care?

In some sense, most of us feel emotionally or culturally responsible for taking care of our aging parents in both a physical and financial sense...

Super PACs vs Other Types of Non-Profits

Super PACs are starting up everywhere, but many of them would have been better off as a 501(c)(4). Do you know the difference? Do you know the...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...


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