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Gilmer MirrorFebruary 1, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017 — LUFKIN, Texas — As tax season in Texas approaches, have you considered brushing up on tax laws regarding timberland properties? There are many favorable tax provisions affecting timber transactions and an upcoming workshop aims to ...more »

City's newest tobacco taxes violate state law: judge
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2017

20 ruling, Judge Ann Collins-Dole found that the city violated a 1993 law when it tried to impose taxes on cigars and smoking, smokeless and pipe tobacco last year. That amendment to state law declared municipalities could not impose “a tax based on ...more »

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Asset Protection
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Sunday Law Log, 2-12-17
Asheboro Courier TribuneFebruary 11, 2017

2: The Asset Protection Officer at Walmart, East Dixie Drive, Asheboro, reported an instance of larceny by employee. Chantal Marie Johnson, 19, 1903 Sewell Drive, Asheboro, was charged with larceny by employee. * Feb. 8: Hilari Nicole Liner, Breeze ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Breaking down Saudi's male guardianship system
RFIFebruary 26, 2017

For that reason, the guardianship system is particular, because it is based on a “set of law that is written and customary norms, where officials use their own authority to request guardian permission for women, or in things that are not written in the ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Can the federal government really cut Berkeley's funding?
The Providence JournalFebruary 3, 2017

Maimie Voight, policy research vice president at the Institute for Higher Education Policy, said the federal government can shut off funding if it decides a college's academics aren't up to par or if it's involved in fraud or misconduct. "But there's ...more »

Police: Voyeurism charge considered for Santa Fe basketball players
Albuquerque JournalFebruary 3, 2017

The report indicates that felony voyeurism is the potential crime under investigation. Voyeurism is ... Besides V.S., five other others boys are listed by their initials as suspects, including one identified as I.R.A. Their parents' names are listed in ...more »

Living Trusts
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Property transfers in January
Boothbay RegisterFebruary 19, 2017

... Kipp, Melanie B. to PGC8 LLC; Rocktide Inc. to PGC8 LLC; Zolper, John C. and Zolper, John Carey Sr. to Zolper, John Carey Sr. Tr., Zolper, Elizabeth B. Tr., John Carey Zolper Sr. Revocable Living Trust and Zolper, John Carey Sr. Revocable Living Trust.more »

Estate Administration
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People in the News—Feb. 3, 2017—Marrone Law Firm
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 3, 2017

... among others, in commercial litigation matters. Behrens is a trusts and estates attorney who concentrates in special needs trusts and trust counsel, post-litigation planning, estate administration and planning, guardianship, and Orphans' Court matters.more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Land trusts bring affordable housing to eligible buyers
Sun SentinelFebruary 24, 2017

LaCourse-Blum and McMaster were part of a panel discussion during a day-long summit on the Community Reinvestment Act, a federal law designed to ensure that low- and middle-income neighborhoods receive fair access to mortgages and other financial ...more »

Hong Kong parents face traps by making gifts in return for care by children in old age
South China Morning PostFebruary 13, 2017

What, though, of cases in which the promise of future reward was not enough and the elderly person is induced to make lifetime gifts to carers? These gifts may be open to the charge that they are an exploitation of the donor's vulnerability. Does the ...more »


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