Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 28, 2013

Editorial: Law needed to ensure public trusts law enforcersDenver Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Tax and Trusts-Estates Attorney...SWITZERLAND - PRIVATE CLIENTGUN TRUSTS: How Dorner said he bought silencers, rifleCarico Johnson Toomey: trusts and estate law expertsIn gun trusts, a legal loophole for restricted firearmsGun trusts provide legal loophole: ReportSlatest PM: Congress Preps For Next Gun FightTrusts Offer a Legal Loophole for Buying Restricted GunsThe Law Commission's proposals on corporate trustees and insolvent trustsBVI Trusts: Private Trust CompaniesInspiring Ideas: College of LawChurches protected by trust lawsJudge sets 10-year limitation period for constructive trust claimsLaws Give Break for Land Preservation. But Hurry.

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CMS issues long-delayed rule on Sunshine Act
ModernHealthcare.comFebruary 1, 2013

“This rule allows a long-delayed transparency measure to take effect,” said Allan Coukell, director of medical programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a statement. The rulemaking process has been delayed multiple times. Most recently, the CMS missed ...more »

Family Trusts - the good, the bad and the ugly
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 16, 2013

Commercial lawyer Tony Mitchell says there are many advantages to forming such a Trust including long term financial security, tax minimisation and protection for family members who need financial assistance for some time. "They are very useful in ...more »

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Editorial: Law needed to ensure public trusts law enforcers
The Spokesman Review (subscription)February 28, 2013

If a police chief or sheriff fires a law enforcement officer for committing a crime or lying in official reports or to supervisors, how is the public harmed? Unfortunately, the law ignores the broader implications, while granting wayward crime fighters ...more »

Denver Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Tax and Trusts-Estates Attorney...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 27, 2013

Bradley J Frigon, a Denver based elder law attorney and nationally recognized speaker and expert on special needs planning, tax matters and trusts and estates, has been appointed as the President-elect for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys...more »

SWITZERLAND - PRIVATE CLIENT
Who's Who LegalFebruary 27, 2013

Olivier Dunant has a “long-standing reputation” in the field and advises clients on private banking, matrimonial law, wills and inheritance and foundations and trusts. Luc Hafner advises many high-net-worth families and acts as protector and trustee as ...more »

GUN TRUSTS: How Dorner said he bought silencers, rifle
Press-Enterprise (blog)February 27, 2013

Cop-killer Christopher Dorner apparently joined the growing number of gun enthusiasts who are creating legal trusts to acquire machine guns, silencers and other federally restricted items without law enforcement approval or even background checks ...more »

Carico Johnson Toomey: trusts and estate law experts
Easy Reader NewsFebruary 26, 2013

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® ranked Carico Johnson Toomey LLP among the nation's top firms in the field of Trusts and Estates litigation in the 2011-2012 'Best Law Firms,' as well as among Los Angeles' top-tier firms in the separate field ...more »

In gun trusts, a legal loophole for restricted firearms
Bend BulletinFebruary 26, 2013

A growing number of shooting enthusiasts are creating legal trusts to acquire machine guns, silencers or other items whose sale is restricted by federal law — a mechanism that bypasses the need to obtain law enforcement approval or even undergo ...more »

Gun trusts provide legal loophole: Report
Yahoo! News (blog)February 26, 2013

The New York Times reports that gun trusts are intended to allow the owner of a firearm to pass down his or her weapons to family members in a responsible way. But a loophole in the federal law has other benefits, some of them potentially troubling to ...more »

Slatest PM: Congress Preps For Next Gun Fight
Slate Magazine (blog)February 25, 2013

But because of a loophole in federal regulations, buying restricted firearms through a trust also exempts the trust's members from requirements that apply to individual buyers, including being fingerprinted, obtaining the approval of a chief local law ...more »

Trusts Offer a Legal Loophole for Buying Restricted Guns
New York TimesFebruary 25, 2013

But the A.T.F. keeps a registry of the firearms and must approve their sale, a process that can take several months, and the buyer must pay a $200 tax. J.W. Hagan, a computer administrator in Jacksonville, Fla., said ... Gun owners also turn to trusts ...more »

The Law Commission's proposals on corporate trustees and insolvent trusts
Lexology (registration)February 25, 2013

This is the proposal to make directors liable, in certain circumstances, to creditors of insolvent trusts. The proposal is discussed in the context of insolvent trading trusts, but the wording of the proposal suggests that it will apply to all trustee ...more »

BVI Trusts: Private Trust Companies
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 25, 2013

BVI PTCs have become very popular, especially among High-Net-Worth families and clients from civil law jurisdictions who do not necessarily welcome the prospect of transferring their wealth to an independent third party trustee when establishing a trust.more »

Inspiring Ideas: College of Law
Tennessee TodayFebruary 25, 2013

Before that, she practiced law in New York City and Virginia. Her articles on federal taxation have appeared in the Tennessee Law Review; the Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal; and the Tax Lawyer. She also is the co-author of a casebook on the ...more »

Churches protected by trust laws
ABC OnlineFebruary 25, 2013

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: One of the key recommendations of Victoria's inquiry into sexual abuse by religious organisations will be that property trust laws be reformed to enable people to sue churches. The prediction comes from legal researcher Judy ...more »

Judge sets 10-year limitation period for constructive trust claims
Law TimesFebruary 25, 2013

Family lawyer Bill Rogers, who represented the applicant, argued the Limitations Act would have “absurd” implications in family law. “If you're ... The way I look at it is not like a commercial relationship, which doesn't usually involve . . . a ...more »

Laws Give Break for Land Preservation. But Hurry.
Wall Street JournalFebruary 24, 2013

The new law also extends the tax breaks back for 2012, when they had expired for a year. That means anyone who did a conservation easement last year should be in touch with their tax lawyers, says Russ Shay, director of public policy at the Washington, ...more »

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