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Vandenack Weaver
For the past several months we have been hearing about legislative proposals that may impact year-end tax planning but as of today, we do not have any definite answers. So, what should people do?
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
In the 21st century, many Hawaii residents conduct at least a portion of their lives in a digital environment. Many Americans now choose to socialize and work online.
Lowenstein Sandler
A discussion with a religious leader about the legal, emotional, and spiritual rituals and processes surrounding the death of a loved one.
Cades Schutte LLP
Effective January 1, 2022, Hawai‘i will join 34 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Uniform Trust Code ("UTC").
Rhoades McKee PC
If you've followed along this year, it has been quite the saga of events in Washington, D.C. regarding the future of the estate and gift tax.
Cullen and Dykman
On October 28, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee issued a revamped proposal in furtherance of President Biden's "Build Back Better Agenda."
Proskauer Rose LLP
December Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts
Freeman Mathis & Gary
A recent decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit demonstrates the importance of having carefully drafted client engagement letters clearly defining the scope of an attorney's representation.
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
When you create an estate plan, you help ensure that the people you love will inherit your assets when you die. Careful planning can maximize what resources you leave for others and minimize...
Stark & Stark
In general, the party tasked with defending a decedent's Will during a Will contest, which is typically the executor, is entitled to the reimbursement of counsel fees that they incur in defending the Will on behalf of the Estate...
Winstead PC
Last month, the House Ways & Means Committee (the "Committee") approved draft legislation (the "Legislation") as part of Congress' ongoing $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation process.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
During 2021, COVID-19, the new Biden administration, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT), the American Rescue Plan (ARP), ...
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Florida recently enacted two major pieces of legislation that provide significant new estate planning opportunities for families with ties to the sunshine state.
Withers LLP
Trusts are often used by successful families to provide for long term succession planning and centralized asset management.
Proskauer Rose LLP
November 2021 Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts
Stark & Stark
If you are the named executor of an Estate, there is the possibility that an action may be brought to challenge the validity of the Will which named you executor.
Mayer Brown
The sale or transfer of securities can trigger unexpected obligations, which planners should consider when part of the client's asset mix. In this article, we discuss securities law considerations for estate planners.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The House Ways and Means Committee recently proposed sweeping changes to the tax code that would significantly impair fundamental wealth transfer planning techniques.
Currently, U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens domiciled in the U.S. are entitled to an $11.7 million gift and estate tax exemption and are subject to a maximum marginal gift and estate tax rate of 40%.
Holland & Knight
Business Partner Larry Kemm hosted the seventh session in our International Private Client Webinar Series. Mr. Kemm examined tax considerations confronting the U.S. investor who transfers or acquires investment assets abroad.
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