Blog Posts

Micro-Captives & New IRS Settlement Offer

Micro-Captives & New IRS Settlement Offer

Sep 19, 2019
On September 16, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced IR-2019-157, a limited-time global settlement offer for certain taxpayers under audit who participated in what the IRS has deemed as abusive micro-captive insurance transactions.
6th Annual New Hampshire  Salt Symposium

6th Annual New Hampshire Salt Symposium

Sep 18, 2019
At the invitation of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Attorney John Prendergast was a second-year presenter at the Snow and Ice Management Association’s 6th Annual New Hampshire Salt Symposium.
21 Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

21 Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC lawyers named to 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Aug 15, 2019
We are pleased to announce that 21 of our lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

Aug 08, 2019
Have you been designated as a Personal Representative or Executor? Attorney Elizabeth Brown breaks down all of the responsibilities that come with being named the Personal Representative or Executor to someone's Will.
Nope, Sorry—Having a Will Does Not Avoid Probate

Nope, Sorry—Having a Will Does Not Avoid Probate

Aug 08, 2019
One of the most common misconceptions about estate planning that I run into is the belief that having a Will allows your estate to avoid probate. That is not the case. When an asset passes to others according to the terms of a Will, it has to go through the probate process.
Practical Law State Q&A: Vermont Trademark Laws

Practical Law State Q&A: Vermont Trademark Laws

Jul 31, 2019
This Q&A addresses state laws governing trademark registration, infringement, dilution, counterfeiting, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices.
Association Health Plans & Captives: New Regulations, New Opportunities

Association Health Plans & Captives: New Regulations, New Opportunities

Jul 18, 2019
Attorney and shareholder Jesse Crary is scheduled to co-host an informational session at the 2019 Vermont Captive Insurance Association Conference (VCIA) with Karin J. Landry of Spring Consulting Group, LLC.
Planning for the Future for Your Small Business

Planning for the Future for Your Small Business

Jun 28, 2019
Succession planning is arguably the most critical issue a small business or a family business will face. In this blog post Elizabeth Brown outlines the the formula for a succession plan that protects your business and your family.
Vermont Estate Tax Update

Vermont Estate Tax Update

Jun 27, 2019
Vermont Department of Taxes imposes an estate tax on the transfer of Vermont estates of decedents dying while a resident of Vermont. Currently, Vermont law provides for a $2,750,000 exemption from an estate tax.
Congratulations! Your Child Just Turned 18...

Congratulations! Your Child Just Turned 18...

Jun 05, 2019
Congratulations! Your child just turned 18, they are an "adult" now, or at least in the eyes of the law. Don't let them leave the nest without asking them to sign two critical estate planning documents.