Recent Publications - Personal, Family & Business Planning
September 29, 2022 | |
In an effort to help prevent and combat money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, tax fraud, and other illicit activity, the United States Department of the Treasury just issued a final rule [RIN: 1506-AB49]. The rule requires certain businesses to file reports with FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) that identify two categories of individuals: the beneficialRead More
September 15, 2022 |
Drew Baylor is a wildly successful athletic shoe designer for Mercury Sportwear until his world is turned askew when one of the shoes he designed is accused of having a design flaw. Mercury announces a recall; Drew becomes the scapegoat; his boss publicly humiliates him and then unceremoniously fires Drew.
At his darkestRead More
September 1, 2022 |
By now, your college-age kids have decorated their dorm rooms and collected every class syllabus (although whether they’ve read them is a different issue). While you may long for the days when you were an integral part of their daily lives, your job is far from over. You can still protect your kids and yourRead More
August 18, 2022 |
Fester Addams, a wealthy bachelor, wants nothing more than to find a great love like that between his older brother Gomez and his wife Morticia, but he is too trusting and easily mislead. Following the birth of Gomez and Morticia’s third child, Pubert, they hire a nanny named Debbie. Fester quickly becomesRead More
July 21, 2022 |
Margot and Tony Wendice seem to have it all – they are young, beautiful, and in love. However, much like pyrite, not everything that glitters is gold.
Before their marriage, Tony was a successful tennis player. It would have been unseemly for Margot, a wealthy socialite, to marry a professional athlete, so TonyRead More
July 11, 2022 |
The federal estate tax exemption provisions are set to expire at the end of 2025, potentially requiring more people to pay estate taxes. In view of the uncertainty of the estate tax laws, it is important to have estate planning documents that are flexible enough to adjust to changing estate tax laws.
Generally, the exemptionRead More
June 16, 2022 |
In a twisted psychological experiment, Allison and Peter Novak set up their friends Holly Berenson and Eric Messer (a/k/a Messer) on a date. Holly and Messer are as incompatible as pineapple and New York pizza, and the matchmaking experiment predictably tanks. The Novaks cannot leave well-enough alone, they double down and pull anRead More
May 19, 2022 |
Henry Hobson is a widowed blowhard who fancies himself superior to everyone because he owns a shoe business. Hobson’s daughter Maggie actually runs the business, but Hobson does not pay her.
Hobson is downright nasty to most of the people in his life. He demeans Maggie and tells her she is too oldRead More
May 6, 2022 |
Jennifer Hillman’s and Joseph La Ferlita’s article, “SSHHH! Should Trustees Speak Up About Quiet Trusts?” was published in the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Journal.
Although some may question whether financial modesty is a virtue, there is no requirement that parents disclose their net worth to their children. However, theRead More
May 6, 2022 |
Crypto assets (such as non-fungible tokens, or NFTS) and cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin) are types of digital assets, which are typically transmitted by means of blockchain technology. (I know, this makes my brain hurt, too!) Crypto assets are growing in popularity as an investment class, and you may already own some or may be thinkingRead More
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