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House Ways and Means Committee Unveils Tax Proposal

Regular readers of this blog know that we have been on the lookout for tax changes on the horizon since the beginning of the current presidential administration. Reading the tea leaves of campaign promises and statements to the press, we have counsel… Read More

How to Choose a Long-Term Care Facility

By Ted Gudorf, JD, LLM Choosing a long-term care facility that is right for yourself or a loved one is an important decision based on many different moving parts and variables. As such, it is critical to assess this choice as objectively as possible… Read More

Using an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT) to Reduce Estate Tax

Over the past few months in this space, we’ve been exploring possible changes to the estate tax under the Biden administration—and measures to minimize your tax burden. The discussion has included an alphabet soup of options including SLATs, DAPT… Read More

Valuation Discounts in Estate Planning: Are They Right for Your Business?

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This well-known saying is the reasoning behind valuation discounts, a tool that can be used to reduce the value of a business interest for transfer tax purposes, including estate tax, gift tax, an… Read More

Testamentary Charitable Remainder Trusts

Many people have expressed concern about possible changes to the federal estate and transfer tax, as tax changes frequently accompany a new presidential administration. Therefore, it is always a good idea to be aware of tax planning strategies such a… Read More

Using GRATs and IDGTs for Estate Planning

In our continuing series of blog posts on planning for possible tax changes under the Biden administration, we would be remiss if we did not take some time to discuss grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and intentionally defective grantor trusts… Read More

Who We Serve And How We Can Help

By Ted Gudorf, JD, LLM Just as you wouldn’t want a plumber wiring the electricity in your new home, you don’t want just anybody guiding you in your legal and financial life. With something that important, you want to experience the peace of mind… Read More

Completed Gift Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

In recent blog posts, we have been discussing potential changes to tax law under the Biden administration, and tax strategies to deal with those changes. One very useful tax and estate planning strategy involves completed gift domestic asset protecti… Read More

Should Your Estate Plan Include a SLAT?

Over the past couple of months, we have been discussing the federal estate tax law in this space, including the current state of the law, changes President Biden has proposed, and some general strategies to deal with possible changes to the federal e… Read More

Estate Tax Planning Strategies for the Biden Tax Changes

In the first few months of President Biden’s administration, the focus has been on COVID-19 relief, voting rights, and infrastructure. But President Biden campaigned on changes to the tax system, and you can be sure that, sooner or later, the admin… Read More

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