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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 [...]

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May 2022 IRA Beneficiary Designations

DeAngelis Legal advised long time Scottsdale clients on appropriate IRA beneficiary designations.  After the 2017 Tax Act, non-spouse beneficiaries can no longer take distributions over their lifetime and in most cases must take all distributions within 10 years of the account owner’s death.  This makes planning for large retirement accounts difficult, especially when you see [...]

By |2022-07-21T12:11:51-07:00June 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2022 IRA Beneficiary Designations

December 2021 Sale of Business

DeAngelis Legal negotiated the terms of the letter of intent and purchase documents and assisted the closing of the sale of the business of a long time corporate client in Phoenix.  DeAngelis Legal had represented the entity since formation over 20 years ago.  Over the years, DeAngelis Legal provided advice on a variety of business [...]

By |2022-07-28T20:00:09-07:00January 15th, 2022|Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2021 Sale of Business

DeAngelis Legal Food Drive

Earlier this year Quinn volunteered to pack food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank and was impressed with their mission and operations.  Currently, 1 in 4 Children live in poverty, and food insecurity rates are nearing 30% in Arizona.  This holiday season DeAngelis Legal has teamed up with the St. Mary’s Food Bank to fight [...]

By |2021-12-05T20:59:57-07:00December 5th, 2021|Recent Projects, Homepage|Comments Off on DeAngelis Legal Food Drive

June 2021 Letters of Intent

Business activity is normalizing, with merger and acquisition increasing.  In June DeAngelis Legal reviewed two letters of intent, prepared another and talked with several other business owners who were considering a transaction.  We had not seen this level of activity since 2019, but it remains to be seen whether the activity will continue or result [...]

By |2021-07-31T07:28:36-07:00July 15th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on June 2021 Letters of Intent

June 2021 Probate and Trust Administration

The death toll resulting from COVID-19 continues to climb.  June was no exception, with several new probates opened and trusts administered.  A common theme among them was the failure to find the decedent’s original documents.  The probate process is one of the few remaining areas where an original will is still required.  This is because [...]

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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, Business Services, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2021 Estate Planning and Corporate Update

May 2021 Complex Estate and Business Planning

New Surprise client had complex and illiquid business and real estate structure with his son intertwined with the estate plan of his deceased spouse.  DeAngelis Legal retraced years of financial transactions, met with the client regarding his documents and objectives and developed a plan for moving forward.  The plan cleaned up and documented past transactions, [...]

By |2021-06-25T17:24:45-07:00June 15th, 2021|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2021 Complex Estate and Business Planning

May 2021 General Business

In May we saw a significant uptick in business transactions and investment activity, including the review and analysis of start up companies.  In one such matter, DeAngelis Legal reviewed the proposed documents, assisted the client in negotiations and structuring of the investment and documented the transaction.  Documents included a promissory note and security agreement and [...]

By |2021-06-25T17:21:11-07:00June 15th, 2021|Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2021 General Business

Business is Personal

“It’s not personal, it’s just business.” This often used phrase is utilized in a variety of contexts, often to justify some extreme unsupported negotiation position or rationalize an unreasonable result. However, it is plain wrong; business is personal. Business owners who fail to recognize this limit their success and risk losing their investment, goodwill or [...]

By |2021-04-27T14:04:24-07:00April 15th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on Business is Personal