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June 2022 Complex Trust Administration

June marked the end of a four year complex trust administration odyssey.  This administration could have been a television show, as it had every intrigue you can imagine - power struggles, illiquid assets, environmental claims, a defunct closely held business with unpaid claims, an injunction preventing the sale of real estate, property tax claims, third [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:14:07-07:00July 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2022 Complex Trust Administration

June 2022 Sale of Goodwill

DeAngelis Legal documented the sale of goodwill of a Phoenix food distributer.  In this friendly sale of the business, the buyer and seller had a long standing relationship.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the purchase and sale agreement on behalf of the seller and the transaction closed with minimal changes from either party.

By |2022-07-21T12:13:28-07:00July 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Succession Planning|Comments Off on June 2022 Sale of Goodwill

April 2022 Estate Planning for Generational Wealth

DeAngelis Legal prepared the estate plan for a young couple with generational wealth.  This project was made more complicated by one spouse’s interest in four irrevocable trusts and a myriad of out of state family businesses gifted from the spouse’s parents.  While the couple’s planning was simple, DeAngelis Legal assisted the spouse understand her rights [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:11:11-07:00May 15th, 2022|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on April 2022 Estate Planning for Generational Wealth

January 2022 Trust Decanting

DeAngelis Legal assisted with the trust decanting of an irrevocable trust.  We prepared the new trust instrument which holds a variety of closely held businesses, real estate entities and marketable securities.  The old instrument was prepared by another law firm and its terms did not meet with the settlors’ intent.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:10:04-07:00February 15th, 2022|Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2022 Trust Decanting

October 2021 Estate Planning

DeAngelis Legal assisted a Sedona high net worth couple with a comprehensive review of their estate planning documents, including their wills, trust, and family limited partnership.  DeAngelis Legal met with the couple to learn about their objectives, reviewed their current plan and made recommendations, prepared documents updating their plan to make it consistent with their [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:08:23-07:00November 15th, 2021|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on October 2021 Estate Planning

September 2021 Corporate Review

DeAngelis Legal performed a corporate review of the structure and records of several new clients and proposed recommended changes to confirm with each client’s operations and objectives.  The clients created several entities over the years, creating a rat’s nest of entities.  Separate entities provide enhanced creditor protection, but owners need to adhere to corporate formalities [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:07:19-07:00October 15th, 2021|Recent Projects, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on September 2021 Corporate Review

May 2021 Estate Planning and Corporate Update

Long time Phoenix husband and wife clients own a closely held business among other assets.  DeAngelis Legal met with the new clients to discuss their objectives and alternatives and drafted the updated wills, revocable trust, powers of attorney and ancillary documents to achieve their objectives.  DeAngelis Legal also updated the corporate records of their business, [...]

By |2021-06-25T17:27:50-07:00June 15th, 2021|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2021 Estate Planning and Corporate Update

Buy-Sell Provisions – What is Appraised Market Value?

Buy-Sell Provisions – What is Appraised Market Value? LLC operating agreements, LLP partnership agreements, and corporation shareholder agreements all contain buy-sell provisions. These provisions grant options to purchase or require purchase of an ownership interest upon certain events such as termination of employment, death, disability, divorce, bankruptcy, etc. (the “triggering events”) in situations where the [...]

By |2021-04-27T14:05:46-07:00March 15th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Entity Formation, Succession Planning, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on Buy-Sell Provisions – What is Appraised Market Value?

February 2021 Entity Formation Documents

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 [...]

By |2021-04-22T19:16:18-07:00February 15th, 2021|Real Estate, Past Newsletters, Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2021 Entity Formation Documents

January 2021 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January, 2021 2021 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2021 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $11,700,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2021 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,700,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. Top [...]

By |2021-01-26T19:26:49-07:00January 25th, 2021|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Past Newsletters, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2021 Estate Planning Update