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 [...]
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 [...]
The new year kicked off strong on the business side. DeAngelis Legal assisted several clients with start-up entities, evaluating investments in venture capital opportunities and the formation of real estate holding companies. The real estate acquisitions ranged from single family lots to commercial buildings and the business ranged from online products and services to construction [...]
Current Scottsdale client desired to enter into new business and wanted to separate any liability associated with the new business from other businesses, including a real estate holding company. DeAngelis Legal advised the client on choice of entity and created a new entity for the business. In addition, DeAngelis Legal completed the funding of the [...]
Current Phoenix client held interest in commercial real estate in an LLC with a third party. Third party desired to dissolve the entity and distribute property to separate entities to preserve future tax flexibility upon sale of property. DeAngelis Legal reviewed and negotiated proposed Dissolution Agreement and Tenants in Common Agreement drafted by the third [...]
Represented Scottsdale property manager with the preparation of a Tenants In Common agreement with his sister. Brother and sister desired to jointly acquire and own Scottsdale real estate. Rather than holding title to the property in a jointly owned entity, the parties desired to hold title separately as tenants in common to preserve income tax [...]
Represented recently divorced Scottsdale client transfer corporate structure. DeAngelis Legal previously represented client with respect to his estate plan and corporate structure. Upon the client’s divorce, he was required to terminate the trust and remove the divorced spouse’s name from the corporate structure. DeAngelis Legal prepared and filed the necessary documents transferring the structure.
Represented two separate clients with the purchase of residential real estate. In each case DeAngelis legal assisted with the review of the purchase contract, title commitment and exceptions, including the CC&Rs, and the closing documents.
Choice of Entity The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed in December of 2017 reduced the income tax rate on corporations and pass through entities. The Act, coupled with an increase in business activity in Arizona, has created a lot of questions about the appropriate choice of entity, i.e., what is the best type of [...]
Real Estate and Estate Planning. Assisted trust beneficiary with a co-tenancy agreement with the sister for a family vacation home. DeAngelis Legal successfully drafted, negotiated and implemented the agreement which addressed the use, financial obligations, transfer restrictions, valuation and arbitration of issues related to the joint ownership of the property.