Restaurant owner and operator desired to enter into a comprehensive LLC operating agreement addressing ownership, control and succession planning. DeAngelis Legal met with the parties to discuss alternatives and prepared a comprehensive LLC operating agreement in accordance with their desires.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Scottsdale couple desired to update their estate plan and corporate records. Complicating the planning were a mix of community and sole and separate assets, including a legal practice, long-standing construction company, children from a previous marriage and less than complete corporate records. DeAngelis Legal worked with the couple to identify their objectives, discuss alternatives and [...]
Long time physician client decided to pursue temporary short term “locum tenens” work in lieu of W-2 employment at a hospital. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the client’s objectives, evaluated alternative forms of entity (corporation, llc, or llp) and prepared and filed the documentation necessary to form an Arizona corporation with a Subchapter “S” election. The client’s [...]
A new Arizona resident desired to move their real estate business to Arizona from out of state. DeAngelis Legal worked with the client to evaluate alternative business structures, balancing income tax, estate tax and liability concerns. DeAngelis Legal drafted the new entities, domesticated entities from their home state and authorized other entities to do business [...]
Why do we spend so much time and energy on updating corporate records? Soon after the entity is created, business owners move on to growing their business and often fail to pay attention to the details of maintaining proper corporate records. As a non-priority item, these tasks get pushed down and forgotten until an event [...]
DeAngelis Legal, LLC acts as Statutory Agent for entities created or authorized in Arizona, as an add-on service to clients. This way we will get notice before any adverse action against the entity. In preparation for our move, we updated the Statutory Agent and address of over 100 entities in Arizona with the Arizona Corporation [...]
DeAngelis Legal created three new investment holding companies for three separate clients in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa. The entities will be used to hold real estate and private equity investments. Two entities were created to be disregarded for tax purposes and the third has several family members and therefore is taxed as a partnership. DeAngelis [...]
DeAngelis Legal performed a comprehensive review and edit of a proposed multi-member LLC operating agreement on behalf a new client. The client asked DeAngelis Legal to provide input on the operating agreement. DeAngelis Legal provided a memo with additional questions and substantive comments and edits regarding management, capital contributions, purchase options and purchase price valuation.