Family and Closely-Held Business Planning

Congratulations, you just signed your Will and your Revocable Trust.  You set out clear directions on how your assets should pass at your death.  Your heirs will be grateful.  But there is more you can do to ease the burden of estate administration – you can fund your Revocable Trust while you are alive. Set

New York has become the first state to enact an analogue to the federal Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”), having signed the New York Limited Liability Company Transparency Act (“NYLTA”) into law on December 22, 2023, and later amending it on March 1, 2024.  The NYLTA, which will become effective on January 1, 2026, aims

On Friday, March 1, 2024, Federal District Court Judge Liles Burke of the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama issued a ruling on National Small Business United d/b/a National Small Business Association v. Yellen, in which the Court found that the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is unconstitutional “[b]ecause the CTA exceeds the

Many people tend to believe that estate planning is something they can do once, and it is done. They made decisions several years ago about who should receive their assets after their death, who should serve as executor to administer their estates, and who should be the guardians for minor children. Congratulations on getting this

The year 2024 brings new changes to estate and gift tax laws in the United States, with updated exemptions, rates and regulations affecting taxpayers at both federal and state levels. As we settle into the new year, it is important to stay informed about the latest updates and requirements to ensure proper planning and compliance.

As the new year approaches, we present our annual year-end advisory for 2023. This edition highlights noteworthy estate and gift tax changes in the law and outlines planning opportunities that can be utilized before the end of the year. We also take a moment to recognize some of our accomplishments in 2023 and provide our

The reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will come into effect on January 1, 2024.  The U.S. Treasury estimates that more than 32 million pre-existing entities and approximately 5 million new reporting companies annually over the next decade will have to register under the CTA.

The CTA was enacted on January 1, 2021

Modern families are complex and can consist of unmarried couples, married same-sex couples or couples in second marriages. These families may encounter unique estate planning challenges and may not always enjoy the same legal advantages, spousal rights, and tax benefits as others. For instance, couples who do not take the formal step of marriage under

Ownership of real property in multiple states can raise many estate planning issues. How the property is titled (i.e., whether the property is owned directly or through an entity, such as a trust or a limited liability company, may have a dramatic impact on the settlement of your estate and the taxes due. Fortunately, there

Originally published on February 11, 2021. 

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted on January 1, 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act creating a federal beneficial ownership registry applicable to corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and most partnerships.  Targeted at small, privately-held business entities, the CTA requires these organizations to report