Estate Planning Update July, 2019 2019 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2019 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion: $11,400,000 per donor through 2025, see #6 below. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2019 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: $11,400,000 per donor through 2025, see #6 below. Top rate for [...]
Closely held Phoenix manufacturer’s representative company desired to sell its assets to another distributer. DeAngelis Legal assisted the owners with the transaction terms, reviewed and edited the proposed asset purchase agreement and provide advice regarding closing.
Current Scottsdale client desired to enter into new business and wanted to separate any liability associated with the new business from other businesses, including a real estate holding company. DeAngelis Legal advised the client on choice of entity and created a new entity for the business. In addition, DeAngelis Legal completed the funding of the [...]
Husband and wife recently relocated to Fountain Hills, Arizona. DeAngelis Legal reviewed their current estate plan documents, provided comments and suggestions and prepared the documents necessary to overhaul their plan to better achieve their objectives. DeAngelis Legal also provided the couple with alternative gifting strategies.
Two separate mid-market Scottsdale corporate clients received Letters of Intent from potential buyers, one to purchase the assets and the other to purchase stock. DeAngelis Legal assisted the owners of the companies review the terms of the offers and provided comments and suggestions.
Current client’s mother, a Scottsdale resident, with a modest estate needed a new estate plan. DeAngelis Legal worked with the mother to create a simple will, financial power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, living will and last instructions.
Beneficiaries were the victims of bank fraud in Phoenix. Bank employee embezzled funds from an irrevocable trust for his personal use. DeAngelis Legal worked with the beneficiaries and the bank to identity fraudulent transactions, complete an audit of the accounts and recover 100% of misappropriated funds and reimbursement of attorney fees incurred.
Closely held family owned business in Phoenix implemented a succession plan with prior counsel. In conjunction with a new credit facility, the company’s bank identified discrepancies in the corporate records. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the plan, documents and tax records and worked with the company’s CPA's to reconcile the records, prepare the necessary documentation to overhaul [...]
Scottsdale decedent named a trust as the beneficiary of his large IRA. Upon his death the terms of the trust called for the beneficiaries to receive their share of the trust outright. Trustee desired to create separate accounts for the IRA, so each beneficiary could determine whether to take the proceeds immediately or continue the [...]
Current Phoenix client held interest in commercial real estate in an LLC with a third party. Third party desired to dissolve the entity and distribute property to separate entities to preserve future tax flexibility upon sale of property. DeAngelis Legal reviewed and negotiated proposed Dissolution Agreement and Tenants in Common Agreement drafted by the third [...]