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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

August 2019 Estate Planning

Represented current client with the preparation of a revised estate plan.  DeAngelis Legal previously represented client with her estate plan and she desired to make changes after her recent wedding.  DeAngelis Legal assisted with a review of the previous estate planning documents and helped clarify how assets would be allocated between her new spouse, his [...]

By |2019-10-07T17:08:11-07:00September 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on August 2019 Estate Planning

July 2019 Estate Planning

Represented Scottsdale attorneys with their core estate planning documents.  DeAngelis Legal assisted the couple with the preparation of an estate plan which named guardians for their minor children, created trusts which deferred the children’s control over the assets and integrated other aspects of the couple’s assets such as retirement accounts, real estate and closely held [...]

By |2019-08-29T17:58:53-07:00August 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on July 2019 Estate Planning

June 2019 Corporate

Current Scottsdale client desired to enter into new business and wanted to separate any liability associated with the new business from other businesses, including a real estate holding company.  DeAngelis Legal advised the client on choice of entity and created a new entity for the business.  In addition, DeAngelis Legal completed the funding of the [...]

By |2019-07-17T16:53:51-07:00July 15th, 2019|Real Estate, Recent Projects, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on June 2019 Corporate

Arizona’s New LLC Act

Like poppies blooming in the desert after a wet winter, limited liability companies (LLCs) are everywhere and Arizona’s new LLC Act affects all of them as well as their owners and managers.  Arizona’s new LLC Act is based on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) endorsed by the Uniform Laws Commission. The new [...]

By |2019-04-28T15:37:51-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Past Newsletters, Entity Formation, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on Arizona’s New LLC Act

February 2019 Marital Agreement

Represented Scottsdale spouse with respect to a marital agreement and update to estate plan.  DeAngelis Legal previously represented spouse with respect to the termination of an irrevocable trust.  Spouse, with children from a prior marriage, got engaged and desired to define the rights and obligations of each spouse and update his estate plan prior to [...]

By |2019-04-23T14:05:20-07:00March 15th, 2019|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2019 Marital Agreement

January 2019 Business Start Up

Represented beneficiary with choice of entity and capitalization issues. Beneficiary desired to open a new branch of the family business.  DeAngelis Legal assisted beneficiary with reviewing her alternatives and selecting appropriate type of entity, drafted the formation documents and formed the entity.  DeAngelis Legal also assisted beneficiary with capitalization of the business and prepared the [...]

By |2019-03-15T19:08:10-07:00February 15th, 2019|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2019 Business Start Up

November Corporate Planning

Represented high net worth Scottsdale couple owning numerous closely held business and real estate interests with a comprehensive review of their corporate plan. DeAngelis Legal reviewed current terms and structure and made significant recommendations to maximize creditor protection, minimize estate taxes and facilitate administration of structure upon a death or disability of the couple.  DeAngelis Legal [...]

By |2019-01-02T11:49:13-07:00December 15th, 2018|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on November Corporate Planning