Protecting Family Wealth

May 2024 Corporate Formations

Despite elevated interest rates, real estate acquisitions in Arizona continue to dominate our transaction practice.  DeAngelis Legal created several new limited liability companies (LLCs) for new and current clients, to acquire and hold real estate.  In addition to forming holding companies, DeAngelis Legal advised the clients with respect to the preparation of leases to third [...]

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May 2024 Trust Administration

In two separate matters, a new client’s spouse unexpectedly died, leaving behind a will and trust that was outdated and adversely impacted the surviving spouse upon the death of the first spouse. In both instances, the decedent failed to review or update their estate plan with legal counsel. DeAngelis Legal discussed potential solutions with the [...]

By |2024-06-12T15:37:16-07:00June 15th, 2024|Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on May 2024 Trust Administration

FTC Bans Noncompete Provisions

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission issued its final rule banning noncompetition (noncompete) provisions for all workers as an unfair method of competition.   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has vowed to challenge the ruling, but employers need to start understanding the law and how it will impact their documents and their worker’s rights. [...]

By |2024-06-12T15:43:41-07:00April 23rd, 2024|Past Newsletters, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on FTC Bans Noncompete Provisions

March 2024 Insurance Holding Company

A closely held corporate client had previously established a sophisticated shareholders agreement that provided for the purchase and sale of the entity’s shares upon certain triggering events. The purchase price was funded with large insurance policies on the lives of the shareholders.  Unfortunately, instead of naming the third-party trustee as the owner, the insurance agent [...]

By |2024-04-16T16:52:40-07:00April 15th, 2024|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Business Services, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on March 2024 Insurance Holding Company

March 2024 Corporate Formations

Spring training was back in full swing this year, which meant agents were working hard and players were setting up their entities to hold endorsement deals and updating their estate plans before the season started.  DeAngelis Legal created several new entities for players to assist them with managing their endorsements and drafted new estate plans [...]

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February 2024 High Net Worth Estate Plan Review

Ultra high net worth Chandler couple asked for a review of their estate plan and associated estate taxes. DeAngelis Legal performed a comprehensive review of their finances and estate plan, including financial statements, trusts, and beneficiary designations on retirement accounts and life insurance. DeAngelis Legal identified several options for reducing their estate tax obligations by [...]

By |2024-04-30T13:18:50-07:00March 15th, 2024|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2024 High Net Worth Estate Plan Review

February 2024 Corporate Dissolutions

Several clients had entities with little or no purpose, so we began the dissolution and termination process. In addition to starting the statute of limitations on potential claims and limiting the potential for fraud, cleaning up your corporate structure will make it easier to administer of your affairs upon a death or disability and avoids [...]

By |2024-03-13T18:46:07-07:00March 15th, 2024|Recent Projects, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on February 2024 Corporate Dissolutions

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 [...]

By |2024-02-02T21:11:03-07:00February 15th, 2024|Federal Estate Tax, Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2024 High Net Worth Estate Planning

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 [...]

By |2024-02-02T21:07:21-07:00February 15th, 2024|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on January 2024 Trust Administration

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|Recent Projects, Federal Estate Tax, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on November 2023 Charitable Giving
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