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December 2023 Mergers and Acquisitions

Ultra high net worth couple acquired the majority stake in a foreign entity holding real estate operated by the minority party. As is often the case in these arrangements, conflicts arose between the parties regarding the ownership, control and management of the property. Complicating matters were incomplete financial records and communication issues. DeAngelis Legal worked [...]

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January 2024 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January 2024 1. 2024 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: increased to $18,000 per donor, per donee. 2. 2024 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $13,610,000 per donor through 2025, see #6, an increase of $690,000. 3. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: remains unlimited. 4. 2023 Generation Skipping Tax Exemption: increased [...]

By |2024-01-22T20:10:52-07:00January 15th, 2024|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Past Newsletters, Federal Estate Tax, Entity Formation, Business Services|Comments Off on January 2024 Estate Planning Update

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) – New Year. New Requirements.

Beginning January 1, 2024, the US Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will require corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, trusts and other similar entities to disclose beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau within the US Department of the Treasury. The CTA aims to enhance financial transparency and strengthen anti-money laundering [...]

By |2024-01-18T19:14:48-07:00January 1st, 2024|Past Newsletters, Entity Formation|Comments Off on The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) – New Year. New Requirements.

November 2023 Mergers and Acquisitions

Co-owners of successful Arizona based closely held business disagreed about the entity’s future, its ownership and its management.  DeAngelis Legal reviewed the parties’ shareholder agreement and other corporate documents, advised the owner regarding various exit strategies and negotiated and implemented the ultimate sale of a non-controlling interest to a third party.

By |2024-01-22T19:47:46-07:00December 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Homepage|Comments Off on November 2023 Mergers and Acquisitions

November 2023 Employment Agreement

Majority owner of Arizona based business desired to sell its interest to a third party. However, the minority owner and operator had different objectives. DeAngelis Legal met with the minority owner, reviewed the transaction documents and provided comments and suggestions to the minority owner to use in his employment agreement negotiations.

By |2024-01-22T19:44:35-07:00December 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services|Comments Off on November 2023 Employment Agreement

November 2023 Charitable Giving

During the review and update of a new ultra high net-worth Scottsdale couple’s estate plan, DeAngelis Legal identified estate tax issues, provided alternative solutions for achieving the couple’s charitable giving objectives and restructured their charitable giving to maximize the amount given to charities and the couple’s family members through changes to their revocable trust, retirement [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:40:47-07:00December 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on November 2023 Charitable Giving

October 2023 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

High net-worth Scottsdale couple asked for assistance with funding their revocable trust with complex closely held business interests, retirement accounts and life insurance. DeAngelis Legal assisted with the update of each entity’s corporate records and transfer them to their revocable trust. The updates included amendments to the operating agreement to comply with recent ownership changes [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:35:11-07:00November 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2023 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

October 2023 Complex Revocable Trust

High net worth Arizona couple had not reviewed their revocable trust in over ten years. The husband became ill and upon review, their advisors found the trusts to be ambiguous and tax inefficient. DeAngelis Legal worked with the couple and their adult children to evaluate and prepare a comprehensive and complex revocable trust. The new [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:25:34-07:00November 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2023 Complex Revocable Trust

September 2023 Beneficiary Deed

New out of state client’s mother and her boyfriend jointly owned their personal residence in Maricopa County as tenants in common and subject to a cohabitation agreement. The cohabitation agreement granted the surviving party an option to acquire the property upon a death. Client’s parent named her child as the designated beneficiary of her half [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:20:58-07:00October 15th, 2023|Real Estate, Recent Projects, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on September 2023 Beneficiary Deed

September 2023 Informal Probate

During the administration of a decedent’s trust, the trustee identified a brokerage account in the decedent’s individual name, even though all other assets were either titled in the name of the revocable trust or transferred outside the trust directly pursuant to a beneficiary designation. Because the account was over the threshold for a small estate [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:16:49-07:00October 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration|Comments Off on September 2023 Informal Probate
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