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January 2023 Estate Planning Update

Estate Planning Update January 2023 2023 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: increased to $17,000 per donor, per donee. 2023 Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: increased to $12,920,000 per donor through 2025, see #6, an increase of $860,000. Marital Deduction for Transfers to U.S. Spouse: remains unlimited. 2023 Generation Skipping Tax Exclusion: increased to $12,920,000 per donor [...]

By |2023-01-23T15:18:00-07:00January 20th, 2023|Past Newsletters, Annual Estate Plan Updates, Recent Projects, Estate Planning|Comments Off on January 2023 Estate Planning Update

December 2022 Letter of Intent

DeAngelis Legal reviewed a letter of intent for the seller of a Scottsdale based business. The letter outlined the material terms for the purchase and allowed the parties to proceed with more detailed due diligence.  DeAngelis Legal clarified certain terms and provided additional language protecting the parties.

By |2023-01-23T15:00:27-07:00January 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Services, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2022 Letter of Intent

December 2022 Trust Administration

DeAngelis Legal resolved trust administration disputes between a trustee and beneficiary.  Upon death, a parent set up a trust for a beneficiary naming the beneficiary’s older sibling as trustee. Over the years, the Trustee and beneficiary clashed over budgets, distributions, and reporting which adversely impacted their relationship.  DeAngelis Legal advised the trustee, coordinated delivery of [...]

By |2023-01-23T14:58:14-07:00January 15th, 2023|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Homepage|Comments Off on December 2022 Trust Administration

Younger Next Year

Worried that I might stop following him on crazy adventures, my friend Béat Koszinowski gave me the New York Times bestseller book Younger Next Year for my birthday last year.  At the time, my workout regimen was fairly inconsistent, with frequent rest days, but I was constantly getting dropped on extended skiing or biking outings.  [...]

By |2023-01-23T14:43:32-07:00January 10th, 2023|Recent Projects, Homepage|Comments Off on Younger Next Year

November 2022 LLC Formations

DeAngelis Legal created three new investment holding companies for three separate clients in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa.  The entities will be used to hold real estate and private equity investments.  Two entities were created to be disregarded for tax purposes and the third has several family members and therefore is taxed as a partnership.  DeAngelis [...]

By |2023-01-23T15:19:02-07:00December 15th, 2022|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Business Services, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on November 2022 LLC Formations

November 2022 Corporate Records Update

DeAngelis Legal performed a comprehensive review of the corporate records of an Arizona based closely held business.  The review included a clean-up of the shares certificates and transfer ledger, minutes of shareholder and director meetings and buy-sell terms for the operating and related entities.

By |2023-01-23T14:52:20-07:00December 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Business Services|Comments Off on November 2022 Corporate Records Update

October 2022 LLC Operating Agreement Review

DeAngelis Legal performed a comprehensive review and edit of a proposed multi-member LLC operating agreement on behalf a new client.  The client asked DeAngelis Legal to provide input on the operating agreement.  DeAngelis Legal provided a memo with additional questions and substantive comments and edits regarding management, capital contributions, purchase options and purchase price valuation.

By |2022-11-13T14:55:02-07:00November 15th, 2022|Entity Formation, Recent Projects, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2022 LLC Operating Agreement Review

October 2022 Letters of Personal Representative

DeAngelis Legal obtained Letters of Personal Representative for a trustee who identified an asset that was not transferred to the trust.  The deceased participated in his employer’s stock option plan.  Unfortunately, the plan failed to name a beneficiary and the employer would not transfer the asset without the Letters of Personal Representative.  DeAngelis Legal prepared [...]

By |2022-11-13T14:53:02-07:00November 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Homepage|Comments Off on October 2022 Letters of Personal Representative

September 2022 Simple Estate Plan

DeAngelis Legal represented a young Phoenix couple expecting their first child with their estate plan documents.  The couple represents the third generation in this family that DeAngelis Legal had represented after obtaining the necessary consents and waivers of potential conflicts from the other family members, .  The simple estate plan included simple wills, powers of [...]

By |2022-10-26T10:15:10-07:00October 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Estate Planning, Protecting Family Wealth, Homepage|Comments Off on September 2022 Simple Estate Plan

September 2022 Trust Administration

Sometimes trust administrations are easy.  DeAngelis Legal represented the beneficiary of a trust created by the beneficiary’s parents.  Years of strained relations caused tension between family members, one of which was the trustee.  After obtaining the documents clarifying past transactions, accounting and distribution amounts, the beneficiary signed off on the trust and received his share [...]

By |2022-11-13T14:49:52-07:00October 15th, 2022|Recent Projects, Probate and Trust Administration, Protecting Family Wealth|Comments Off on September 2022 Trust Administration