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Meet Megan: Why I Specialize in Estate Planning

By Megan Gaskin Even though my original path wasn’t in estate planning, I have always loved helping people and counseling them when they need guidance. After one of my loved ones was in a major car accident that drastically changed their life, I sa… Read More

Top 5 Most Common Family Farm Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is important for all adults, regardless of assets. That said, certain situations call for more specialized planning than others; family farm estate planning is definitely one of those. A family farm is a source of income, a significan… Read More

Meet Andrew: Attorney with Extensive Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning Knowledge

By Andrew White, JD No one likes to think about losing a loved one. But when the unthinkable happens, you need people you can lean on and trust to help you make difficult decisions and move forward. I became an attorney because I wanted to be that pe… Read More

What's The Difference Between A Will Vs. A Trust?

In this video Ted Gudorf of Gudorf Law Group, LLC will walk you through the difference between a will and trust. A will is a document that directs what happens to your property after you die; it also names an executor who is responsible for carrying… Read More

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

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

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

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I have co-counseled with Ted Gudorf on numerous cases relating to estate planning and business planning. Ted is very knowledgeable in his field and is well respected in the estate planning community. Ted has extensive experience in working with clien… Read More
– Jason Majors, Attorney, Gonnella & Majors, PC, Was with another company when working with Ted at Gudorf Law Group, LLC

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