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Check crowdfunding investments carefully; pitfalls abound
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

However, crowdfunding is about to take on a new dimension in the world of investing. Federal legislation at this writing was being finalized to let small companies issue stock with significantly limited registration and disclosure requirements.more »

Ammunition business leads the way for Alliant
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

In addition to civilians, the sporting group also markets ammunition and accessories to security companies and law enforcement agencies, which have increased their spending since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alliant recently won renewal of a contract to ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Environment New Jersey report: 'New Jersey's waterways the 12th worst in the ...
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comApril 4, 2012

According to Megan Fitzpatrick, clean water associate with Environment New Jersey, the report does not zero in on whether facilities like DuPont were breaking the law or exceeding any permit levels. “But if industrial facilities are dumping 8.5 million ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Trayvon Martin: Governor to name task force to look at gun law
WPTZ The Champlain ValleyApril 19, 2012

Florida's governor will announce Thursday morning who will be part of a task force that will look at the state's gun laws in the aftermath of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. In March, as outrage was growing about the shooting, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Hubbard investors paid back $9m
New Zealand HeraldApril 2, 2012

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton was appointed to manage the Hubbard Management Fund in June 2010 after the assets of Allan and Jean Hubbard, their investment companies and several charitable trusts were placed into statutory management.more »

Man Sentenced in Kidnapping, Rape and Robbery Case
WSAZ-TVApril 17, 2012

Joseph Ira Patterson, II was in court Tuesday morning, where he made a Kennedy Plea to first-degree robbery. That means that he accepts the punishment, but does not admit to the crime. The case stems back to February 2010, when Patterson, ...more »

Living Trusts
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How Will Foreign Assets Affect Your US Estate and Gift Tax Obligations?
JD Supra (press release)April 10, 2012

... Bequest or Trust Transfer). Some failed to file reports of controlled foreign corporations (CFC) or controlled foreign partnerships (CFP) or file other required information returns. Many of these clients are US citizens living abroad.more »

Estate Administration
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Business in brief
Caymanian CompassApril 11, 2012

Mr. Cooney has expertise in advising on trust and trust administration, estate administration, wills and tax planning. He joins Ogier from Gorvins in Manchester, where he was the partner in charge of its wills, trusts and probate team and led a number ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Real estate transfers
Herald Times ReporterApril 8, 2012

... $172.50 Joan Swoboda by Power-of-Attorney to Derek L. Weaver and Jennifer A. Weaver, Manitowoc, $174 Dale L. Carbon to Logan B. Berge, Todd A. Berge and Mary J. Berge, Manitowoc, $327 Edward J. Yohanek and Karen A. Baroun to Kostechka Dairy LLC, ...more »

Doctor Who Is Too Busy To Help With Your Estate Plan ? Maybe You Don't Need Him
ForbesApril 2, 2012

Being just a tax blogger, I leave it to the political prognosticators to predict what the law will actually be, but I will say that there is a decent chance that we will have gridlock and that any resolution might end up with the number being well ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Bank of NY Mellon must face lawsuit on Countrywide
Chicago TribuneApril 3, 2012

She said she believes the decision is the first to let investors in mortgage-backed securities pursue claims against a trustee under the 1939 federal Trust Indenture Act. "The decision is a watershed," Kaswan said. Kevin Heine, a spokesman for Bank of ...more »


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