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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

TripAdvisor rebuked over 'trust' claims on review site
BBC NewsFebruary 1, 2012

TripAdvisor has been ordered to rewrite some of its marketing claims by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The ruling follows complaints by hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be "trusted". The ASA said it was concerned ...more »

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Asset Protection
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James Contini: Asset protection, planning grows in importance for mineral rights
New Philadelphia Times ReporterFebruary 5, 2012

By James Contini Developing an estate with an asset protection plan for mineral rights has become a very hot topic for area residents as an oil and natural gas exploration boom develops in the Tuscarawas Valley region. If you own unleased mineral ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Manic Street Preachers - Edwards' Sister Backs Changes To Missing Persons Law
Contactmusic.comFebruary 22, 2012

"When any family member goes missing, in the immediate term you still have to sort out issues such as mortgage payments, accessing banks, and that's why the guardianship order has been proposed alongside the presumption of death so that in the interim, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Voices: Gail Simons, On Sudden Wealth
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 7, 2012

I held a family meeting and brought in an estate planning attorney and an accountant familiar with setting up trusts. We did planning for the mom and the two adult children and created a charitable trust. Problems often arise when people quit their ...more »

Ex-Credit Suisse CDO Chief Charged in Scheme to Boost Bonuses
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Serageldin, 38, who lives in the UK and led the securities department of Credit Suisse's investment banking division, was named in an indictment unsealed yesterday in New York. Two of his former subordinates, David Higgs, 42, and Salmaan Siddiqui, 36, ...more »

Living Trusts
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Shortlist for Pomare state-house rebuild
The Dominion PostFebruary 1, 2012

Housing New Zealand general manager asset redevelopment Sean Bignell said the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust had been shortlisted along with two local companies City Living and ...more »

Estate Administration
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Letter: The Shame of School Bus Fees
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

The Shrewsbury school bus fees are a shameful tax on young families who must use the school buses to comply with State law. The school bus tax was unilaterally instituted, (without Town Meeting approval), by the school administration.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Global search under way for Hummelstown man accused of stealing $86K from his ...
PennLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

The indictment says the parents gave Demopoulos financial and medical power of attorney to use the money for his parents' medical care. The money came from his parents' savings. Demopoulos between March 17 and June 18 of 2011 embezzled about $86283.15 ...more »

Wedding Q&A
New York TimesFebruary 3, 2012

But despite practicality, some people just do not like to give monetary wedding gifts. Consequently, it is usually sensible for a couple to have at least one gift registry. Your daughter and future son-in-law might want to set up a registry, ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Attorney remembered for work and contributions
Huntington Herald DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

Educated at Ohio State University for both his bachelor's and law degrees, Stout authored a number of articles for Estate Planning magazine on various aspects of planning, probate and non-charitable gifts. A few years ago, he published his first book, ...more »


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