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2020 Election Impact on Estates and Trusts

We continue to monitor the election polling and its potential impact on the estate and gift tax laws.  If the democratic party wins the Presidency and control of Congress, it is possible that (a) the planned reduction in the exemption amounts is accelerated, to as low as $3,500,000 per person, (b) the tax rate is [...]

By |2020-08-29T16:59:15-07:00August 29th, 2020|Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on 2020 Election Impact on Estates and Trusts

July 2020 Operating Agreement

Prepared an amended and restated operating agreement between equal owners of an Arizona limited liability company.  DeAngelis Legal reviewed and evaluated owners’ objectives and prepared a compressive operating agreement that incorporated the new LLC law which applies to existing entities as of September 1, 2020.  For more on the new law see https://www.deangelislegal.com/arizonas-new-llc-act/  The operating agreement [...]

By |2020-08-29T16:49:10-07:00August 15th, 2020|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on July 2020 Operating Agreement

July 2020 Trust Administration

July marked our first confirmed trust administration of a COVID-19 related death.  Several members of the family contracted the disease and unfortunately, the father died.  The Scottsdale couple were long time clients of the firm and the death surprised everyone.  DeAngelis legal prepared the initial trust package with the required documents, including the acceptance of [...]

By |2020-08-29T16:43:19-07:00August 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Homepage|Comments Off on July 2020 Trust Administration

Money Makes Money

“Money makes money. And the money that makes money, makes more money.” Benjamin Franklin This centuries old quote by our founding father could not be more appropriate today. Millions of Americans are out of work, surviving on government subsidies and yet the stock market and real estate market are approaching historic highs. Those with capital [...]

By |2020-07-30T19:20:42-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Past Newsletters, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Money Makes Money

June 2020 Sale of Business

Assisted seller with the proposed sale of a Scottsdale small business.  DeAngelis Legal advised Seller with negotiations and reviewed and revised the asset purchase agreement evidencing the sale, including the preparation of a lease for the property used by the business.

By |2020-07-04T16:52:42-07:00July 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions|Comments Off on June 2020 Sale of Business

June 2020 Website Acquisition

Assisted Scottsdale buyer with the purchase of a website and its software.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the asset purchase agreement including provisions necessary to transfer components unique to websites, including software, copyrights, third party licenses, and content and other provisions to protect the buyer such as restrictive covenants and representations.  For more information on structuring mergers [...]

By |2020-08-29T16:37:37-07:00July 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2020 Website Acquisition

July 2020 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update July, 2020 1. 2020 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2. 2020 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. 3. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 4. 2020 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through [...]

By |2020-07-29T09:58:29-07:00July 15th, 2020|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on July 2020 Estate Planning Update

May 2020 Corporate Dissolution

DeAngelis Legal dissolved several entities that had either sold their assets or had terminated their business operations.  Taking the time to formally and correctly terminate the entity with the Arizona Corporation Commission reduces the risk of identity fraud and accelerates the statute of limitations so future claims are barred.  DeAngelis Legal advised the owners on [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:20:28-07:00June 15th, 2020|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Business Services|Comments Off on May 2020 Corporate Dissolution

May 2020 Entity Formation

DeAngelis Legal formed several new entities from standard real estate holding companies to entities created to capitalize on opportunities caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.  DeAngelis Legal assisted the clients in identifying the correct entity, including the clients' perspectives on privacy, liability protection, complexity and income tax preferences.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the formation documents including articles [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:15:14-07:00June 15th, 2020|Entity Formation, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on May 2020 Entity Formation

May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage

Represented a Scottsdale couple with the preparation of a comprehensive review of their estate plan.  Both spouses in this second marriage had children from their prior marriages and maintained both separate and combined finances.  DeAngelis Legal identified issues, including tax implications and inequities in their proposed structure, identified potential solutions and drafted the appropriate changes [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:06:50-07:00June 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage