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January 2024 High Net Worth Estate Planning

High net worth second marriage couple from Phoenix desired to review and update their estate plan, which included bequests of sole and separate property to each spouse’s children.    DeAngelis Legal reviewed the couple’s current estate plan, worked with their investment advisor and accountant to identify and resolve a variety of income tax, estate tax and [...]

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January 2024 Trust Administration

Successor trustee desired assistance with the administration of a simple trust. During administration, the beneficiaries of the trust requested that the trustee modify the provisions of the trust, including altering the remainder beneficiaries, one of which was an incapacitated adult. DeAngelis Legal provided proper notice to creditors and beneficiaries, advised the trustee as to permissible [...]

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November 2023 Charitable Giving

During the review and update of a new ultra high net-worth Scottsdale couple’s estate plan, DeAngelis Legal identified estate tax issues, provided alternative solutions for achieving the couple’s charitable giving objectives and restructured their charitable giving to maximize the amount given to charities and the couple’s family members through changes to their revocable trust, retirement [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:40:47-07:00December 15th, 2023|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on November 2023 Charitable Giving

October 2023 Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

High net-worth Scottsdale couple asked for assistance with funding their revocable trust with complex closely held business interests, retirement accounts and life insurance. DeAngelis Legal assisted with the update of each entity’s corporate records and transfer them to their revocable trust. The updates included amendments to the operating agreement to comply with recent ownership changes [...]

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October 2023 Complex Revocable Trust

High net worth Arizona couple had not reviewed their revocable trust in over ten years. The husband became ill and upon review, their advisors found the trusts to be ambiguous and tax inefficient. DeAngelis Legal worked with the couple and their adult children to evaluate and prepare a comprehensive and complex revocable trust. The new [...]

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September 2023 Beneficiary Deed

New out of state client’s mother and her boyfriend jointly owned their personal residence in Maricopa County as tenants in common and subject to a cohabitation agreement. The cohabitation agreement granted the surviving party an option to acquire the property upon a death. Client’s parent named her child as the designated beneficiary of her half [...]

By |2024-01-22T19:20:58-07:00October 15th, 2023|Real Estate, Recent Projects, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on September 2023 Beneficiary Deed

July 2023 Sophisticated Estate Planning

Long time Scottsdale estate and business clients desired to overhaul their estate plan.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the clients and their investment advisor to rework goals and objectives, including restructuring the terms of the gifts to their children, evaluating insurance needs and incorporating large gifts to charitable organizations.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the documents updating their [...]

By |2024-01-18T19:54:58-07:00August 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on July 2023 Sophisticated Estate Planning

July 2023 Estate Plan and Marital Agreement

Gilbert estate planning and business client got married and required an update to her estate plan to include her new spouse.  DeAngelis Legal worked with the client on an appropriate division of her assets between her new spouse and her children from a previous marriage at death in accordance with her desires.  DeAngelis Legal prepared [...]

By |2024-01-18T19:51:54-07:00August 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on July 2023 Estate Plan and Marital Agreement

June 2023 Entity Formation

Long time physician client decided to pursue temporary short term “locum tenens” work in lieu of W-2 employment at a hospital. DeAngelis Legal reviewed the client’s objectives, evaluated alternative forms of entity (corporation, llc, or llp) and prepared and filed the documentation necessary to form an Arizona corporation with a Subchapter “S” election. The client’s [...]

By |2023-07-09T12:15:05-07:00July 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Entity Formation, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on June 2023 Entity Formation

June 2023 Corporate Entity Review and Update

Young Scottsdale couple accumulated several businesses and real estate properties owned by four different entities formed in three different states. DeAngelis Legal reviewed each entity’s purpose, tax records, formation documents and contact information and prepared the documents necessary to conform with how the entities were treated for income tax purposes, update each entity’s contact information [...]

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