1st May 2010

According to Bloomberg Business Week, the House Ways and Means Committee planned to begin work in April to retroactively reinstate the federal estate tax on multimillion-dollar estates that expired on December 31, 2009.  The legislation would likely extend the 2009 … more

Illinois pet owners are allowed to set aside funds and name caretakers for their pets by establishing a trust specifically for the benefit of one or more pets.  A Pet Trust allows the owner to provide for the pet’s care … more

– The Indiana District Court has provided another nugget of guidance regarding the organization and operation of a Family Limited Partnership (FLP). In John W. Fisher and Janice B. Fisher v. United States of America (March 11, 2010), the court … more

Dear colleagues and friends, welcome to the first newsletter from my desk.  I have recently launched my own solo practice focusing on estate planning, beginning with the core documents consisting of a Will, Revocable Living Trust and Powers of Attorney, … more