Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts. Legal news and articles for April 27 - 30, 2017

Colorado End Of Life Options ActAustralia: Distributions from discretionary trustsBurdette & Rice Announces Mark Caldwell Presentation on Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes Under Texas LawTrust fund eyed for rural countiesSouth Africa's Zuma Signs Anti-Money Laundering Bill Into LawA Firm's Velvet Touch, Eggleston Returns, the Hogan Lovells DifferenceA Firm's Velvet Touch, Eggleston Returns, the Hogan Lovells DifferenceTrust law bites back against the Australian Tax OfficePeople in the News—April 28, 2017—High SwartzBunker joins Streator law firmMalta scandal exposes New Zealand trusts againInsolvency Litigation: recent cases and issues (April 2017)Update on UK Domicile and Tax of Offshore TrustsTip Sheet on California Probate and Alternatives to Probate by Deed and RecordMalta scandal exposes NZ trusts again

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Sitkoff appointed to Drafting Committee for Uniform Electronic Wills Act
Harvard Law School NewsApril 4, 2017

The project of drafting a uniform law to address the particular challenges posed by electronic wills originated with a proposal by Sitkoff and Yale Law Professor John Langbein '68 to the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trusts and Estates. For Sitkoff ...more »

To Protect & To Serve
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 26, 2017

For example, s32 of the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 2007 (the Trusts Law) states that a trustee may be required by the trust's terms to consult with or obtain the consent of a third party before the exercise of any function. Further, s15 provides ...more »

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Colorado End Of Life Options Act
Prime Time NewsApril 30, 2017

Tamra K. Waltemath is an elder law attorney focusing on wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, probate and non-probate transfers, guardianships and conservatorships. She can be contacted at: Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C., 3843 West 73rd Avenue, ...more »

Australia: Distributions from discretionary trusts
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 30, 2017

The decision of the Court also has some comments in respect of the operation of section 96 of the Trusts Act 1973 (Qld) that are worth noting. There are comparative provisions in most other States. It is likely that a Decision Impact Statement will be ...more »

Burdette & Rice Announces Mark Caldwell Presentation on Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes Under Texas Law
BenzingaApril 30, 2017

quipped Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette and Rice. "Mark keeps up-to-date with changes and trends in Texas guardianship law, with an eye to guardianship disputes and litigation. Everyone who was in attendance was ...more »

Trust fund eyed for rural counties
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription)April 30, 2017

As timber counties twist in the wind while Congress weighs the fate of the expired Secure Rural Schools Act, a new idea is emerging that could provide a permanent funding source for the law on which their schools and roads depend. The proposal would ...more »

South Africa's Zuma Signs Anti-Money Laundering Bill Into Law
BloombergApril 29, 2017

South African President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, aimed at fighting tax evasion and money laundering. Lawmakers in February approved changes to the legislation that clarified the behavior of officials ...more »

A Firm's Velvet Touch, Eggleston Returns, the Hogan Lovells Difference
The National Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

While several large law firms keep their own trusts and estates practices in-house, as well as offer them to individuals among the firm's clientele, boutiques are common in the practice area, which often commands lower rates than other practices and ...more »

A Firm's Velvet Touch, Eggleston Returns, the Hogan Lovells Difference
The National Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

He is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a major law-and-lobbying firm in the West and in D.C., and chairs its natural resources department. He is a registered lobbyist for the Westlands Water District, which supplies agricultural water ...more »

Trust law bites back against the Australian Tax Office
Lexology (registration)April 28, 2017

The transaction in Thomas was relatively simple: the trustee of a discretionary trust passed resolutions which claimed to appoint the net income of the trust (including presumably dividend income) and then separately to appoint the franking credits on ...more »

People in the News—April 28, 2017—High Swartz
The Legal IntelligencerApril 27, 2017

Mary Cushing Doherty, a partner at High Swartz and chair of the firm's family law practice, acted as one of the course planners for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's family law institute held April 19 and 20 at the CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker ...more »

Bunker joins Streator law firm
Tonica NewsApril 27, 2017

Bunker graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in environmental and natural resources law in May 2009 and was a Merit Scholarship recipient. She received her undergraduate degree, graduating with highest ...more »

Malta scandal exposes New Zealand trusts again
Stuff.co.nzApril 27, 2017

The latest revelations, if substantiated, are an embarrassment for the New Zealand government, which announced an inquiry into its offshore trust laws on April 11 last year, the day after the Financial Review revealed details of how Panama law firm ...more »

Insolvency Litigation: recent cases and issues (April 2017)
Lexology (registration)April 27, 2017

The court held that there was no basis to extend IA 86, s.127 to cover three party situations where legal title is held and disposed of to a third party by a trustee and the beneficiary's beneficial interest either survives or is overridden. The law ...more »

Update on UK Domicile and Tax of Offshore Trusts
The National Law ReviewApril 27, 2017

The choice of a lawyer or other professional is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of ...more »

Tip Sheet on California Probate and Alternatives to Probate by Deed and Record
PR Web (press release)April 27, 2017

An alternative to probate permitted under California law is a trust. A trust is a contract between the creator of the trust and a trustee for the benefit of another person. Trusts to avoid probate are created when an individual is living, hence the ...more »

Malta scandal exposes NZ trusts again
The Australian Financial ReviewApril 27, 2017

These include alleged payments to Panama companies owned by New Zealand trusts set up by the Malta Energy Minister Karl Mizzi and Mr Muscat's chief of staff, Keith Schembri. New Zealand changed its laws on offshore trusts last year, after revelations ...more »

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