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Planning for Trust Administration

Trust Administration Administrating a trust post-death should be as easy as your successor trustee accepting the responsibility for the trust, taking control of the assets, satisfying creditors and following the trust’s distribution provisions. Unfortunately, we are seeing longer administration times, most of which could have been greatly reduced with minimal upfront planning. Recent examples we [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:12:28-07:00January 25th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Probate and Trust Administration, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Planning for Trust Administration

January 2020 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January, 2020 2020 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2020 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2020 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:21:32-07:00January 15th, 2020|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2020 Estate Planning Update

December 2019 Trust Administration

Assisted personal representative with the administration of an estate and trust.  For the past couple of years DeAngelis Legal assisted the personal representative and trustee gather control over the decedent's assets, liquidate them and this December deliver the final checks to several charitable organizations.  The administration was complicated by the failure of the decedent to [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:57:20-07:00January 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2019 Trust Administration

November 2019 Corporate Dissolutions

Represented several clients with the formal dissolution of their closely held entities.  A dentist, an anesthesiologist and a real estate investor all had wound down their operations and chose to formally dissolve their entities with the corporation commission to cut off future creditors.  DeAngelis Legal assisted each client with the preparation of a plan of [...]

By |2020-01-25T19:13:04-07:00December 15th, 2019|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on November 2019 Corporate Dissolutions

Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona

Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona Tired of being referred to by your given name and not the name you have used for the last 50 years?  Frustrated with being pulled out of the TSA line at the airport because your name doesn’t match your ticket?  Just want to shorten your legal name (i.e., from [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:22:10-07:00November 25th, 2019|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Legally Changing Your Name in Arizona

October 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions

For the third month in a row a private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes.  For a description of this type of transaction see https://www.deangelislegal.com/business-services/mergers-acquisitions/.  DeAngelis Legal was brought in after the letter of intent, but assisted the new construction client with [...]

By |2019-12-20T16:41:06-07:00November 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions

The Letter of Intent

After the confidentiality agreement, the Letter of Intent is the next step in the sale of a business and is intended to be a non-binding document which outlines the material deal points of the transaction. Sellers want to know what the material terms of the offer are, and Buyers want to know that their [...]

By |2020-01-25T18:57:23-07:00October 28th, 2019|Past Newsletters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Succession Planning|Comments Off on The Letter of Intent

September 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions

In a show of how strong the market is right now, we assisted another mid-market Arizona based corporation with the sale of their business.  Again, the private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes in lieu of an asset sale as originally proposed.  [...]

By |2019-10-28T10:34:23-07:00October 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on September 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions

August 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions

Assisted long time mid-market corporate client with the sale of their business.  The transaction was structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes in lieu of a stock sale.  For a description of the benefits of this type of transaction see https://www.deangelislegal.com/business-services/mergers-acquisitions/   DeAngelis Legal assisted the sellers with all phases of the transaction, including the [...]

By |2019-10-07T17:14:44-07:00September 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Homepage|Comments Off on August 2019 Mergers and Acquisitions