Concerns over an impending “blue wave” of Democrats taking over the Senate caused our phones to ring in September. DeAngelis Legal spent a significant amount of time with these high net worth clients throughout Arizona describing and evaluating the best alternatives for utilizing their remaining estate tax exemptions before the end of the year. Several [...]
Represented a new client with the buyout of an investor from a closely held business in Scottsdale. DeAngelis Legal advised the buyer regarding the acquisition structure, reviewed and revised the interest purchase agreement and prepared the documents necessary to properly evidence the buyer as the sole owner of the entity going forward.
Another one bites the dust. DeAngelis Legal assisted this long-time Phoenix client with the termination of an irrevocable trust created by his parents through a non-judicial settlement agreement among the trustee and beneficiaries. The agreement provided for a distribution to the remainder beneficiaries and the distribution of illiquid real estate to the income beneficiary. In [...]
Quinn was called as witness in litigation between two owners of a closely held entity. Quinn had previously represented a party to the litigation with the review and analysis of the corporate records and identified several irregularities with the records. Unfortunately, the parties could not resolve the issues and the dispute ended up in litigation. [...]
Business owners are continuing to wind up their operations. DeAngelis Legal terminated five entities this month, three corporations and two limited liability companies. While COVID-19 was not the reason for most of the terminations, it is a telling sign of the state of the economy when we terminate more entities than we create in a [...]
Prepared an amended and restated operating agreement between equal owners of an Arizona limited liability company. DeAngelis Legal reviewed and evaluated owners’ objectives and prepared a compressive operating agreement that incorporated the new LLC law which applies to existing entities as of September 1, 2020. For more on the new law see https://www.deangelislegal.com/arizonas-new-llc-act/ The operating agreement [...]
July marked our first confirmed trust administration of a COVID-19 related death. Several members of the family contracted the disease and unfortunately, the father died. The Scottsdale couple were long time clients of the firm and the death surprised everyone. DeAngelis legal prepared the initial trust package with the required documents, including the acceptance of [...]
Assisted seller with the proposed sale of a Scottsdale small business. DeAngelis Legal advised Seller with negotiations and reviewed and revised the asset purchase agreement evidencing the sale, including the preparation of a lease for the property used by the business.
Assisted Scottsdale buyer with the purchase of a website and its software. DeAngelis Legal prepared the asset purchase agreement including provisions necessary to transfer components unique to websites, including software, copyrights, third party licenses, and content and other provisions to protect the buyer such as restrictive covenants and representations. For more information on structuring mergers [...]
DeAngelis Legal dissolved several entities that had either sold their assets or had terminated their business operations. Taking the time to formally and correctly terminate the entity with the Arizona Corporation Commission reduces the risk of identity fraud and accelerates the statute of limitations so future claims are barred. DeAngelis Legal advised the owners on [...]