Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for November 25 - 30, 2012

Tax Reporting For Mexican Real Estate Held In Fideicomisos120 Mining Companies Indigenized In ZimbabweHow Banks Limit Your Options in a DisputeHow to Protect Your Client From Losing SSI and Medicaid Benefits (Guest Post)Estate Planning For The Future: The Time to Act Is NowLawyers Say Estate Planning Is Hot Following Gas BoomTrust a trust to protect your child's educationCourt orders new look at health care challengeBrenda Long's Analysis: Prest v PrestOgier Ranked as the British Virgin Islands' Leading Law Firm in 2012 Legal 500 ...REITs Boom As More Industries Discover This Tax-Friendly StructureEstate planning follows gas boomPiercing of the corporate veil and the applicability to trustsMoney & the Law: Child's divorce can complicate estate planningFarr Law Firm Hires Aaron Bowles as Marketing Director

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Legal options vary for orphaned pets
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)November 5, 2012

(To avoid that expense, D.J. Smith, a Cedar Rapids attorney specializing in probate law, said the pet owner can simply write a separate letter of instruction to the administrator of the estate on what to do with the animal.) A will also takes time to ...more »

UPDATE: Interveners issue statement of appeal withdrawal
Wicked LocalNovember 8, 2012

According to the Interveners, "there was agreement among many legal experts that the breach of Mr. Paine's will to allow the sale of Little Neck would be a violation of well-established law governing charitable trusts and protection of donors' intent." ...more »

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Tax Reporting For Mexican Real Estate Held In Fideicomisos
NuWire InvestorNovember 30, 2012

One Sunday in late February 2012, my wife walks into the home office and points me to a tax attorney's website about fideicomisos, foreign trusts, and Form 3520 / 3520-A—and ruins my whole summer. ... For the past decade, a number of U.S. attorneys ...more »

120 Mining Companies Indigenized In Zimbabwe
BernamaNovember 29, 2012

HARARE (Zimbabwe) Nov 29 (Bernama) -- A total of 120 mining companies have complied with the indigenization laws and 400 Employee Share Ownership Trusts (ESOT) have been established as Zimbabwe presses ahead with its empowerment drive, ...more »

How Banks Limit Your Options in a Dispute
New York Times (blog)November 28, 2012

Jean Sternlight, a professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas law school, writes in an article to be published in The Southwestern Law Review that mandatory binding arbitration clauses, whether in banking or other consumer contracts, stymie the ...more »

How to Protect Your Client From Losing SSI and Medicaid Benefits (Guest Post)
Legal ExaminerNovember 27, 2012

About the Author: Thomas D. Begley, Jr. has over 40 years of experience in Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Disability Law and Personal Injury Consulting. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a past ...more »

Estate Planning For The Future: The Time to Act Is Now
Metropolitan Corporate CounselNovember 27, 2012

The Obama administration proposed certain limitations on GRATs that may significantly reduce the effectiveness of this strategy. For instance, the administration proposed introducing a law that would require all GRATs to have at least a 10-year minimum ...more »

Lawyers Say Estate Planning Is Hot Following Gas Boom
The National Law JournalNovember 27, 2012

R. Douglas DeNardo, a shareholder at Rothman Gordon in Pittsburgh and chairman of the firm's estates, trusts and taxation department, told the Delaware Law Weekly that inquiries have been "way up" recently, mostly from people who own land in the Utica ...more »

Trust a trust to protect your child's education
CITY A.M.November 26, 2012

A trust, for example, has some significant advantages over other investment options. And it's not just parents who can save for their child's school fees. There are a number of taxation rules in trust law that, in certain circumstances, give extra ...more »

Court orders new look at health care challenge
KOMO NewsNovember 26, 2012

Trusts for the purpose of satisfying liability for claims under Black Lung Acts. Multi-employer trusts created to pay any amount described in section 4223(c) or (h) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Corporations or trusts...more »

Brenda Long's Analysis: Prest v Prest
Family Law NewswatchNovember 26, 2012

... the recalcitrant discloser (since disallowed following the decision in Imerman) and b) a willingness to take the wide view on what amounted to an 'entitlement' to property under s24(1)(a) Matrimonial Causes Act, particularly when companies and/or ...more »

Ogier Ranked as the British Virgin Islands' Leading Law Firm in 2012 Legal 500 ...
International Business Times (press release)November 26, 2012

In trusts/private client, the Legal 500 stated Ogier BVI, "not only meets the highest standards but is also a very pragmatic practice," acknowledging its work on behalf of ultra high net worth families and individuals. Ogier BVI Partner and Head of the ...more »

REITs Boom As More Industries Discover This Tax-Friendly Structure
ForbesNovember 26, 2012

The law mandated that real estate investment trusts pay out no less than 90% of their income to their investors as taxable dividends. REITs in turn got to exempt that income from corporate taxes. Today there are 129 equity REITs representing a combined ...more »

Estate planning follows gas boom
Pittsburgh Post GazetteNovember 26, 2012

Tax law is different than energy law, which is why Steve Saunders, an oil and gas and mineral rights attorney in Scranton, tells landowners with oil and gas rights who are interested in estate planning to consult trusts and estates lawyers. "It's not ...more »

Piercing of the corporate veil and the applicability to trusts
LawfuelNovember 26, 2012

LawFuel.com - Under South African law, a court will look past the corporate veil (its status as a separate legal entity) of a company to hold natural persons behind the entity personally liable for the debts of the company where the company has been ...more »

Money & the Law: Child's divorce can complicate estate planning
Colorado Springs GazetteNovember 25, 2012

A difficult problem facing lawyers who do estate planning work comes from the fact that parents, in the event of a child's divorce, may not want their hard-earned wealth ending up in the hands of a former son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Colorado's ...more »

Farr Law Firm Hires Aaron Bowles as Marketing Director
Melodika.net (press release)November 25, 2012

... the diverse needs of individuals and businesses in Southwest Florida, including civil, commercial and complex litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, defective drugs and devices, marital and family law, trusts and estates, corporate and ...more »

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