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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 »

The mess isn't over: Florida residents search shadows for end to foreclosure ...
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. "That's ridiculous," Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. "I'm not doing this thing ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Accomplished New Jersey Elder Law Firm Offers Free Asset Protection Seminar
Law Firm Newswire (press release)April 6, 2012

The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits such as Medicaid and Veteran's Aid and Attendance. “It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else
Cape May County Herald (press release)April 1, 2012

Sometimes health care decisions must be made by someone who was not even designated in a power of attorney. A “surrogate” decision maker is often empowered by state law to act when the patient has not made a specific choice.more »

Charitable Trusts
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Lewis Katz has kept close to his Camden roots
Philadelphia InquirerApril 3, 2012

One of Pennsylvania's coveted casino licenses went to a Foxwoods venture that included Katz family charitable trusts as partners. The project never got off the ground and the state finally revoked the license. Katz graduated from Temple University, ...more »

It pays to listen to hilarious life of crime
This is PlymouthApril 6, 2012

Aka Howard Marks, the Oxford-educated ex-con has assisted and worked with the British Secret Service and has been connected with the Mafia, the IRA, MI6 and the CIA. At one time he smuggled up 30 tons of cannabis at a time, earning a fortune.more »

Living Trusts
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How to live well on 'nothing a year' - Obeids' financial miracle
Launceston TimesApril 4, 2012

''Did you make any reference in either of your affidavits to the fact that the vast bulk of your living expenses are paid by the trust?'' asked Mr Sullivan. ''I don't, I don't think so,'' Mr Obeid said. Mr Sullivan accused Mr Obeid of giving false ...more »

Estate Administration
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Real Estate Q&A: Is this the year to buy?
Kansas City StarApril 5, 2012

By GARY M. SINGER QUESTION: With the market up and down and with elections on the horizon, my husband and I are unsure about whether we should buy a home. We don't want to wait too long and have prices go back up. What are your thoughts on buying in ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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4-tradersApril 6, 2012

In order to be valid, the form of proxy together with any power of attorney or other authority (if any) under which it is signed or a notarially certified copy of that power or authority, must be deposited at the registered office of the Company at ...more »

5 Ways To Help Family Pay For Housing
ForbesApril 2, 2012

While generosity with family members often occurs under the radar, the law is clear: if the gift exceeds a certain value and the Internal Revenue Service catches it, you could be forced to pay the tax as well as interest, and, in some cases, penalties.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Montagu Private Equity buys a law school
The Deal PipelineApril 17, 2012

College of Law's sole shareholder is the existing charitable trust and it has no debt, so it would be broadly correct to assume that Montagu is paying in excess of £200 million to acquire the business. Montagu declined to elaborate and did not disclose ...more »


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