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Going to the Casino
Estate Planning

Going to the Casino

When people go gambling with money that is not theirs, the results are rarely like the movies. The 1990s movie Empire Records was not well

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The Newmans Own Exception
Estate Planning

The Newman’s Own Exception

Congress has passed an exception to non-profit law that will allow the Newman’s Own company to continue operating as it currently does. Other charities might

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Buffett on Raising Heirs
Estate Planning

Buffett on Raising Heirs

Warren Buffett has some advice for wealthy people who are concerned that their heirs will lack motivation, after they receive a large inheritance. One thing

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Grantor Trust Triggers
Estate Planning

Grantor Trust Triggers

One of the more important issues in trust law is whether any particular trust is considered to be a grantor or non-grantor trust for tax

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What to Gift
Estate Planning

What to Gift

The recently passed tax reform law doubled the lifetime gift tax exemption from previous levels. However, the exemption is scheduled to revert back to the

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