Represented beneficiary with choice of entity and capitalization issues. Beneficiary desired to open a new branch of the family business. DeAngelis Legal assisted beneficiary with reviewing her alternatives and selecting appropriate type of entity, drafted the formation documents and formed the entity. DeAngelis Legal also assisted beneficiary with capitalization of the business and prepared the [...]
“I recommend you dispose of anything that does not fall into one of three categories: currently in use, needed for a limited period of time, or must be kept indefinitely.”― Marie Kondo, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”* Ms. Kondo offers great advice in the above book for discarding [...]
Estate Planning Update January, 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 [...]
Assisted a wealthy Scottsdale couple with an update to their existing revocable trust. DeAngelis Legal assisted couple with the preparation of a complex trust intended to hold concentrated and illiquid assets and limited rights of the beneficiaries to use the trust assets.
Represented closely held Arizona Seller in the sale of assets of online business in the health care industry. DeAngelis Legal assisted Seller in the review and negotiation of an asset purchase agreement, noncompete and related documents with respect to an online health care educational company. DeAngelis Legal also assisted with the closing of the transaction. [...]
Represented high net worth Scottsdale couple owning numerous closely held business and real estate interests with a comprehensive review of their corporate plan. DeAngelis Legal reviewed current terms and structure and made significant recommendations to maximize creditor protection, minimize estate taxes and facilitate administration of structure upon a death or disability of the couple. DeAngelis Legal [...]
Represented elderly Scottsdale couple with an update to their estate plan. The retired husband and wife have adult children with different economic means. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the couple’s current plan, made recommendations, discussed alternatives and drafted a new estate plan creating trusts with third party corporate trustees for their children which had the effect of [...]
Represented young Scottsdale couple with core estate planning documents. DeAngelis Legal interviewed the young entrepreneur and his wife, made recommendations, and ultimately drafted and implemented a comprehensive estate plan which named guardians for their minor children, created trusts which deferred the children’s control over the assets and integrated other aspects of the couple’s assets and [...]
Created several new limited liability companies (LLCs). DeAngelis Legal represented a couple current and new clients with the formation of LLCs. DeAngelis Legal assisted the clients with entity type selection and tax classification, preparing the formation documents and filing the Articles with the Arizona Corporation Commission for approval. DeAngelis Legal also terminated one entity which was [...]
October was the month of trust and estate administration. DeAngelis Legal assisted several different families with the administration of irrevocable trusts in Scottsdale, the filing of a formal probate of a copy of a will in Maricopa County and in informal probate of a murder victim’s intestate estate in Mohave County.