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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Dallas-based Breast Cancer Group Drops Support of Planned Parenthood
KUT NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood clinical assistant Nicki Bailey discusses the new abortion laws with a patient in Austin. Photo by Eric Schlegel, Texas Tribune by Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune The Dallas-based breast cancer prevention group Susan G. Komen for ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Handler Thayer Commercial Practice Alert - SEC Revises "Qualified Client ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 18, 2012

[2] According to Section 205(a)(1) of the Investment Advisers Act (the "Act"), registered investment advisers ("RIAs") are prohibited from charging performance fees; however, the SEC provided an exemption under Rule 205-3(a) of the Act, allowing RIAs ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Gunfights in Saudi Oil Province Show Spread of Iran Tensions
BloombergFebruary 13, 2012

The US State Department noted in a human-rights report on Saudi Arabia published in 2009 that Shiites in the kingdom face “significant political, economic, legal, social and religious discrimination condoned by the government.” Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Copeland rejoins Gunster law firm in Stuart
TCPalmFebruary 1, 2012

Copeland specializes in estate and trust planning, probate and trust administration, tax preparation and audits, guardianship administration, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, fiduciary representation, advanced estate planning ...more »

Ex-Credit Suisse Traders Plead Guilty to CDO Bonus-Scheme
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

US District Judge Alison Nathan asked Higgs why he committed the crime and whether there was a monetary benefit. “Yes -- a year-end bonus, your honor,” Higgs responded. The prosecution is one of only a handful brought over charges tied to the ...more »

Living Trusts
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Dave Gardner: Non-traditional couples must act to protect their wishes
Daily CameraFebruary 13, 2012

Those that don't fit the traditional view of marriage -- same-sex partners and other domestic partners -- encounter an even higher degree of complexity. Unlike with traditional marriages, the default state laws may not give your partner the rights and ...more »

Estate Administration
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IEAT suggests floodwall proposal for estates
Bangkok PostFebruary 7, 2012

The law, however, restricts the use of the national budget to grants for public projects. Also, the revised plan has faced criticism as to whether it is appropriate to give away 10 billion baht to the private sector for privately owned assets.more »

Power Of Attorney
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Documents With Name Of Missing Indian Businessman Seized From Pathmanabhan's ...
BernamaFebruary 3, 2012

Among the exhibits tendered in the court and identified by Koh were court documents and a sale and purchase agreement between Muthuraja and Southern Symphony Sdn Bhd , which was owned by Sosilawati, and a power of attorney to the businessman, ...more »

Expiring tax laws throws planning up in the air
STLtoday.comFebruary 11, 2012

As a result, the higher a person's income, and the more they gain from investments, the more dollars they saved on taxes. The top bracket, for couples earning more than $388000, fell to 35 percent from 39.6 percent. Taxes on dividends and capital gains ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Robo-Mortgages Could Be Just The Beginning Of A Much Bigger Scandal In The ...
Business InsiderFebruary 3, 2012

The securitization agreements were rigid, requiring that the transfers through multiple parties be completed by a date certain, typically 90 days after the closing of the trust. Most deals elected New York law as the governing law for the trusts, ...more »


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