Estates & Trusts

The TCJA (Tax Cuts Job Act) which was passed in 2017 greatly impacted tax law, and general estates and trusts for individuals which plan on devising property, money, or other possessions to loved ones. Estate planning and devising a trust are areas of the law which are highly regulated by regulatory law, tax law, and family law. Visitors to the National Law Review will learn about the latest developments in tax law, family law, and estate and trust law, and how these fields come together, as well as reading legal analysis on devising a legal trust, will, or estate plan.

The transfer of assets in anticipation of death has been greatly impacted by the new tax laws, allowing the trustor to redistribute assets and property, without major tax implications for themselves, or the receiving party. Visitors will learn about these developments, and other relevant news and stories relating to estate planning, probate planning, and litigation in this area of law. Additionally, the National Law Review features articles on how family businesses can create a succession plan and otherwise plan for the future, as well as information on specialized circumstances like creating a will or a trust for a family member with special needs.

Hot issues including will contests, business succession planning, creating a charitable trust, durable powers of attorney, creating revocable and irrevocable trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax (GST), estate taxes, and the distribution of trust assets, are among the many stories covered for visitors on the National Law Review. Further, details about gift taxes, federal taxes, and other taxes which may arise under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, are also covered by the National Law Review. Any IRS details and areas of estate planning and probate which might be covered under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), are also topics visitors can read about on the website.

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May
26
2024
Court Held That Estate Beneficiary Was Not Entitled To Jury Trial On Ratification Of Attorney’s Fees Agreement Winstead
May
22
2024
How Can You Help Pay for Your Student’s Education? von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
May
22
2024
Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions: Key Considerations When Acquiring a Defined Benefit Pension Plan Foley & Lardner LLP
May
16
2024
Estate Planning for the Business Owner Series, Part 5: Estate Planning and the M&A Process Blank Rome LLP
May
16
2024
Pensions Life Hacks − Alternative Options for Defined Benefit (DB) Risk Transfer Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
15
2024
California District Court Dismisses Conclusory ERISA “Fee” Complaint Unsupported by Facts Jackson Lewis P.C.
May
14
2024
The New Retirement Security Rule: Updated Fiduciary Definition Under ERISA Stark & Stark
May
14
2024
Biden Administration Issues Final Rule Expanding ERISA Fiduciary Definition, Enhancing Protections for Pension Plan Participants ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
10
2024
CFPB Settles Action Against Student Loan Servicer and Securitization Trusts Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
May
10
2024
Final Regulations on Domestically Controlled REITs Proskauer Rose LLP
May
9
2024
In Split Ruling Second Circuit Declines to Compel Arbitration of ERISA Plan Claims Proskauer Rose LLP
May
9
2024
Estate Planning for the Business Owner Series, Part 4: Document the Transfer Blank Rome LLP
May
9
2024
The General Code in Bite-Sized Chunks – Counting Members for General Code Compliance Is Definitely Not a Piece of Cake! Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
8
2024
Fifth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of 401(k) Fees Claims Proskauer Rose LLP
May
7
2024
Mental Health Parity: Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling Bolsters MHPAEA and ERISA Protections, Clarifying Pleading Standards ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
2
2024
Estate Planning for the Business Owner Series, Part 3: Examples of Business Transfers and Valuations Blank Rome LLP
Apr
29
2024
QPAM Exemption Amendment—Key Takeaways and Action Steps for Advisors and Other Stakeholders K&L Gates
Apr
25
2024
Estate Planning for the Business Owner Series, Part 2: Valuing the Business Blank Rome LLP
Apr
19
2024
Student Loans and Educational Benefits Varnum LLP
Apr
18
2024
Estate Planning for the Business Owner, Part 1: The Business Owner as a New Client Blank Rome LLP
Apr
16
2024
Top Tips for Identifying and Addressing Poor Service in Pensions Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Apr
9
2024
Navigating Desbrunes: Implications and the Case for Overturning Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Apr
4
2024
Using an LLC to Protect the Family Vacation Home Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.
Apr
1
2024
Don’t Wait Until Next Year to Make Your Gift! Blank Rome LLP
Mar
22
2024
Pensions Dashboards – Avoid the Legal Ruck Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Mar
22
2024
Third Circuit Says Statutory Trusts are ‘Covered Persons' Under Consumer Financial Protection Act Katten
Mar
21
2024
Third Circuit Finds Statutory Trusts Are Subject to CFPB Jurisdiction Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Mar
19
2024
Federal Court Dismisses Trust Dispute Due to There Not Being a Justiciable Controversy Winstead
Mar
18
2024
State AGs Challenge Department of Labor Rule on ESG Investing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Mar
18
2024
Capacity to Execute a Last Will and Testament Stark & Stark
Mar
14
2024
Gold Dome Report - Legislative Day 35 (2024) Nelson Mullins
Mar
13
2024
Indiana Extends Rule Against Perpetuities to 360 Years Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Mar
13
2024
What is Undue Influence in the Context of a Will Contest? Stark & Stark
Mar
5
2024
Following Formalities of Will Execution And Availability of Attorney Testimony Defeats Undue Influence Claims Goulston & Storrs
Feb
29
2024
Is CCA 202352018 the Death of Irrevocable Trust Decantings? Blank Rome LLP
 

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