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May 2020 Entity Formation

DeAngelis Legal formed several new entities from standard real estate holding companies to entities created to capitalize on opportunities caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.  DeAngelis Legal assisted the clients in identifying the correct entity, including the clients' perspectives on privacy, liability protection, complexity and income tax preferences.  DeAngelis Legal prepared the formation documents including articles [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:15:14-07:00June 15th, 2020|Entity Formation, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on May 2020 Entity Formation

May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage

Represented a Scottsdale couple with the preparation of a comprehensive review of their estate plan.  Both spouses in this second marriage had children from their prior marriages and maintained both separate and combined finances.  DeAngelis Legal identified issues, including tax implications and inequities in their proposed structure, identified potential solutions and drafted the appropriate changes [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:06:50-07:00June 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on May 2020 Estate Planning for Second Marriage

April 2020 Estate Planning

Not surprisingly, DeAngelis Legal devoted much of the month of April preparing and finalizing estate plans for physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers in preparation for Arizona's COVID-19 outbreak.  Everything from simple wills to complex trusts, most of which was done on an expedited basis given the COVID-19 crisis.  Preparing these plans required balancing social [...]

By |2020-07-04T15:50:55-07:00May 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on April 2020 Estate Planning

Pandemic Planning for Businesses

DeAngelis Legal’s pandemic planning for businesses is a list of topics you should address in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.  For individual topics see Pandemic Planning for Individuals. CARES Act for Businesses. The CARES Act has significant financial benefits for businesses, including employee retention credits, payroll tax deferral, pension funding deferral and income tax relief. A [...]

By |2020-04-28T18:15:27-07:00April 27th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Pandemic Planning for Businesses

Pandemic Planning for Individuals

DeAngelis Legal's pandemic planning for individuals is a list of topics you should address in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.  For topics related to businesses see Pandemic Planning for Businesses. CARES Act for Individuals. The CARES Act has many provisions benefiting individuals. These pandemic planning topics are wide ranging from the much discussed rebates, to lesser [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:24:18-07:00April 27th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Pandemic Planning for Individuals

March 2020 Estate and Trust Law Specialist

Quinn DeAngelis was re-certified as an Estate and Trust Law Specialist for another five years by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  Quinn is one of only seven lawyers in Scottsdale currently holding the Estate and Trust Law specialization designation.  From the State Bar of Arizona’s website:  “Being a certified legal specialist is [...]

By |2020-04-27T19:49:16-07:00March 16th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on March 2020 Estate and Trust Law Specialist

February 2020 Ultra High Net Worth Estate Planning

Represented long time ultra high net worth clients with an overhaul of their estate plan.  Husband and wife engaged DeAngelis Legal over 20 years ago to assist with their estate planning and amended the plan periodically over the years to account for changes in their family wealth.  They desired to amend their plan to update [...]

By |2020-04-11T16:36:21-07:00March 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2020 Ultra High Net Worth Estate Planning

Planning for Trust Administration

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 [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:12:28-07:00January 25th, 2020|Past Newsletters, Probate and Trust Administration, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Planning for Trust Administration

January 2020 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January, 2020 2020 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: remains at $15,000 per donor, per donee. 2020 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: unlimited. 2020 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $11,580,000 per donor through 2025, see #8. [...]

By |2020-01-28T17:21:32-07:00January 15th, 2020|Annual Estate Plan Updates, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2020 Estate Planning Update

December 2019 Trust Administration

Assisted personal representative with the administration of an estate and trust.  For the past couple of years DeAngelis Legal assisted the personal representative and trustee gather control over the decedent's assets, liquidate them and this December deliver the final checks to several charitable organizations.  The administration was complicated by the failure of the decedent to [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:57:20-07:00January 15th, 2020|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2019 Trust Administration