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HUD Official Honored For Fighting Housing Discrimination
MortgageorbAugust 2, 2011

MomsRising presented Trasvina with a book containing more than 200 stories from women who alleged they experienced housing discrimination and a document with more than 14000 signatures from MomsRising members thanking HUD for its efforts to end housing ...more »

Senator's Lawyer Picked for US Attorney in Utah
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)August 2, 2011

He represented AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in product-liability litigation and General Electric Co. in asbestos litigation. He got his bachelor's from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1998, according to his ...more »

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Asset Protection
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As An Asset Protection Trust, Henry's Trust Was A Notable Failure
Forbes (blog)August 2, 2011

Henry created a self-settled Delaware Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) for himself, with BNY Mellon as a Trustee and his lawyer as a co-Trustee. Footnote 1 of the Court's Opinion states “As will become clear, as an 'asset protection trust,' ...more »

6 Ways To Give Family And Friends Financial Aid
ForbesAugust 22, 2011

But did you know that the tax law regulates your generosity? This kind of assistance is considered a lifetime gift unless it's for someone whom you are legally obligated to support, such as a child. As far as the government is concerned, noble motives ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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BJP accuses govt of bending rules to ensure land lease to Rajiv trust
Times of IndiaAugust 24, 2011

Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda clarified, on the floor of the House, that the action of the government with regard to the grant of lease of land to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust is in public interest and in accordance with the law of the ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Focus on Seniors: Florida's power of attorney statute will change
Florida TodayAugust 21, 2011

Out-of-state durable powers of attorney will be honored if they were valid in the home state at the time of execution. This is not quite the end of the story. Florida has some very picky durable power of attorney interpretation statutes that still can ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Elder Law Minute: Understanding the Duties of A Trustee
Queens CourierAugust 17, 2011

Ronald Fatoullah is a leading expert in the fields of elder law & estate planning. He is the founder and managing attorney of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, a law firm concentrating in elder law, estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, special needs, ...more »

Estate Administration
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GOP Foes, Team Obama Pile on New Frontrunner Perry
Fox NewsAugust 17, 2011

The Obama administration has now lost twice on the main lawsuit over the president's national health care law, a challenge brought by 26 state attorneys general and the nation's largest group of small business owners. After a blistering ruling by a ...more »


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