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Lower Stock Prices’ Silver Lining: Good Time to Gift Assets
April 2, 2020 | Tax | Trusts & Estates
The recent stock market volatility due to the coronavirus has understandably caused concern. When the market drops, however, it presents a great estate planning opportunity. Then, it’s the perfect time to gift assets to loved ones at a significant discount, something that would not have been possible even one month ago. Lower stock prices allow …
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An Important Message during Difficult Times
March 30, 2020 | Tax | Trusts & Estates
Friends and colleagues- My thoughts are with you during these uncertain times. First and foremost, I want you and your family to stay safe and healthy. Social distancing is a small price to pay for guarding the wellness of our most vulnerable. Second, I am sure you are anxious about your health and the health …
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The IRS’ Role in Providing Tax Relief to Those Affected by COVID-19
March 25, 2020
Under the proposed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Congress has tasked the IRS with overseeing cash stimulus payments to be made to taxpayers. In addition, last week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed by President Trump, permitting the U.S. Treasury Department, IRS and U.S. Department of Labor to jointly administer two …
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IRS Provides Answers to FAQs Regarding COVID-19 Relief
March 25, 2020 | Tax
In an effort to provide as much timely guidance as possible, the IRS has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) site to address taxpayer questions and concerns with respect to recently promulgated Notice 2020-18. The Notice generally provided relief with respect to income tax return filings and payments and the FAQs serve to guide taxpayers …
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90 Days of Relief on Federal Income Tax Filings and Payments
March 20, 2020 | Tax
As part of the federal government’s continued efforts to minimize the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on March 20, 2020, announced that the April 15th deadline for filing individual income tax returns for tax year 2019 has been moved to July 15, 2020. In addition to relief on …
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Is Coronavirus Covered by Your Contract’s Force Majeure Provisions?
March 18, 2020 | Corporate | Commercial Litigation
Part of the commitment to entering into a contract includes an agreement between parties to perform contractual obligations on a timely basis, with limited exceptions. Contracts frequently include a provision titled “force majeure,” which translates literally from French to mean “superior force.” Force majeure provisions, generally part of the boilerplate section of a contract and …
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Employers and Employees Should Consider Their Stock Options
November 26, 2019 | Corporate
Kate Heptig wrote an article for VC-List.com about the advantages of stock options for attracting and retaining talent. Click here to read the article. …
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‘Taxpayer First Act’ Signed into Law
July 10, 2019 | Tax
On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer First Act into law. The Act represents an important and welcome step toward improving technology and security while providing for an overall improved service experience for taxpayers interacting with the IRS. The Act contains two parts. The main themes of the first portion of the Act …
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Embryo Destruction Lawsuits Open New Legal Frontier
February 20, 2019 | Health Services
As of January 2019, following a months-long break in the cases due to judicial transition, at least 70 lawsuits arising from the accidental destruction of human embryos and eggs were pending in Ohio state courts. The cases highlight the complex questions surrounding the legal status of embryos and, by consequence, theories of liability for the …
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11 Estate Planning Myths Debunked
July 25, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Misconceptions about wills, trusts and estate planning in general abound. Here, we help you separate fact from fiction. 1.      Estate planning is only for the wealthy. Besides preserving and protecting assets, estate planning preserves dignity. It allows you to make decisions about your physical and mental healthcare while you are able to do so, before …
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