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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.
Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

Captive Insurers’ Court Losses May End Tax Planning Method

May 06, 2019
Internal Revenue Service enforcement actions against in-house insurers that elect not to pay tax on premiums.
The Avrahamis Lose in Tax Court

The Avrahamis Lose in Tax Court

Sep 06, 2017
n August 21, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court decided against an 831(b) captive and its owners in a consolidated opinion on two eagerly anticipated cases, Avrahami v. Commissioner and Feedback Insurance Company, Ltd. v. Commissioner (Docket Nos 17594-13, 18274-13). 149 T.C. No. 7. The decision is significant in that it represents the first time any court has decided a case involving a captive that has made an election under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Our Team Gathers To View Historical Solar Eclipse

Our Team Gathers To View Historical Solar Eclipse

Aug 22, 2017
On Monday, the United Stated experience it's first solar eclipse to stretch across the country since 1918. Team members from across all our offices gathered to view this historical event!