Three years! After three years, we completed the administration of a client’s deceased aunt’s estate and trust. What should have been a relatively simple administration turned into a lengthy probate. The administration was not contested but was complicated by the aunt’s lack of financial records, failure to title assets in the name of her trust, [...]
Assisted new client with the review and negotiation of a operating agreement for a closely held company. DeAngelis Legal provided comments and recommendations as well as sample provisions for updating the agreement incorporating Arizona's new LLC Act.
Assisted minority shareholder with the review and negotiation of a comprehensive ownership succession plan for a closely held business. DeAngelis Legal provided a detailed analysis of the plan, comments to the documentation and potential resolutions of the issues raised. The plan involved updating the firm’s articles, bylaws and shareholders agreement. The shareholders agreement had triggering [...]
Happily, most our business clients have adjusted to the new reality of 2020 and are holding up well, with residential home building industry leading the way. This does not mean that there haven’t been casualties. Small businesses such as restaurants, bars, gyms, hotels and certain medical practices obviously have been the hardest hit. We have [...]
Prepared an amended and restated operating agreement between equal owners of an Arizona limited liability company. DeAngelis Legal reviewed and evaluated owners’ objectives and prepared a compressive operating agreement that incorporated the new LLC law which applies to existing entities as of September 1, 2020. For more on the new law see https://www.deangelislegal.com/arizonas-new-llc-act/ The operating agreement [...]
“Money makes money. And the money that makes money, makes more money.” Benjamin Franklin This centuries old quote by our founding father could not be more appropriate today. Millions of Americans are out of work, surviving on government subsidies and yet the stock market and real estate market are approaching historic highs. Those with capital [...]
Trust Administration Administrating a trust post-death should be as easy as your successor trustee accepting the responsibility for the trust, taking control of the assets, satisfying creditors and following the trust’s distribution provisions. Unfortunately, we are seeing longer administration times, most of which could have been greatly reduced with minimal upfront planning. Recent examples we [...]
SECURE Act Impact on Trusts While we were focused on the impeachment hearings, Congress and the President were busy passing the SECURE Act. The Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019 and is effective January 1, 2020. In addition to funding federal agencies through September, the SECURE Act impacts trusts by reducing the [...]
After the confidentiality agreement, the Letter of Intent is the next step in the sale of a business and is intended to be a non-binding document which outlines the material deal points of the transaction. Sellers want to know what the material terms of the offer are, and Buyers want to know that their [...]
Assisted Scottsdale business owner with a comprehensive review of the ownership records and succession plan. DeAngelis Legal worked with the long-term client to prepare a business succession plan of the Company upon the owner’s death or disability, update the entity's corporate records and prepare an amendment to the Stockholders Agreement.