Represented husband and wife with their estate planning post-divorce. DeAngelis Legal had represented the couple jointly for many years. The couple amicably desired to separate their finances and each engaged DeAngelis Legal to assist them, on an individual basis, with their separate estate plans. DeAngelis Legal assisted each spouse with the creation of a separate [...]
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 [...]
Represented several clients with the formal dissolution of their closely held entities. A dentist, an anesthesiologist and a real estate investor all had wound down their operations and chose to formally dissolve their entities with the corporation commission to cut off future creditors. DeAngelis Legal assisted each client with the preparation of a plan of [...]
For the third month in a row a private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes. For a description of this type of transaction see https://www.deangelislegal.com/business-services/mergers-acquisitions/. DeAngelis Legal was brought in after the letter of intent, but assisted the new construction client with [...]
In a show of how strong the market is right now, we assisted another mid-market Arizona based corporation with the sale of their business. Again, the private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes in lieu of an asset sale as originally proposed. [...]
Assisted long time mid-market corporate client with the sale of their business. The transaction was structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes in lieu of a stock sale. For a description of the benefits of this type of transaction see https://www.deangelislegal.com/business-services/mergers-acquisitions/ DeAngelis Legal assisted the sellers with all phases of the transaction, including the [...]
DeAngelis Legal represented the personal representative with a simple probate of a will. Sister died and left a will naming her brother as personal representative and waived bond. DeAngelis Legal prepared, filed and obtained approval of the informal probate of a will application with the Maricopa County Probate Court. Upon the Letters of Personal Representative [...]
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.
Represented Scottsdale individual with respect to the termination of an irrevocable trust. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the options with the client, prepared a non-judicial settlement agreement to surrender a life insurance policy that was no longer necessary and terminate an irrevocable trust.
Husband and wife recently relocated to Fountain Hills, Arizona. DeAngelis Legal reviewed their current estate plan documents, provided comments and suggestions and prepared the documents necessary to overhaul their plan to better achieve their objectives. DeAngelis Legal also provided the couple with alternative gifting strategies.