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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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, [...]

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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

March 2021 DeAngelis Legal News

DeAngelis Legal adds a new staff member – Robyn Brody. Robyn is a Phoenix native who recently returned to the Valley after stints in Portland, Oregon, Germany, the US Virgin Islands and Alaska. When not studying for upcoming graduate admissions exams, she can be found attending live music events (when they start happening again) and [...]

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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 [...]

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February 2021 Probate and Trust Administrations

The COVID-19 Christmas waive hit Arizona hard and it showed up in the number of new probate and trust administration files being opened. From easy informal probates of signed wills, to intestate estates for those that failed to sign a valid will to complex trust administrations, DeAngelis Legal has been advising numerous trustees and beneficiaries [...]

By |2021-04-22T19:17:09-07:00February 15th, 2021|Past Newsletters, Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2021 Probate and Trust Administrations

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