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Small Businesses: Prepare to Report Under the New Federal Corporate Transparency Act

April 29, 2024
Table of Contents: Reporting Companies Large Operating Company Exemption Beneficial Owners Required Information to Report Due Date What If Information Changes? Penalties for Violations How to Report More Information Getting Started Contact an Attorney Effective January 1, 2024, many existing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and similar entities became subject to Federal requirements to report Read More »

Recent New York Medicaid Guidance Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak

March 31, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the New York State Department of Health issued statewide directives on March 21, 2020 to counties across the state as to how they should be addressing certain situations specifically with respect to Medicaid eligibility and enrollment.  To be more specific, the Department of Health issued guidance in the Read More »

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Finally Enacted into Law

December 21, 2016
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, President Obama signed H.R. 34, named the 21st Century Cures Act, into law.  Embedded in this legislation is the culmination of many years of work by Elder Law attorneys across the country to effectively amend the federal statute allowing for the establishment of self-settled special needs trusts for disabled individuals Read More »

IRS Regulations Target Family Estate Tax Planning

August 10, 2016
The U.S. Treasury recently issued proposed regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that severely limit the use of valuation discounts for transfers of limited liability company ("LLC"), partnership and corporate ownership interests among family members. If finalized as proposed, the regulations will negatively impact popular estate planning strategies, such as the gifting Read More »

Financial and Estate Planning During and After Your Divorce

Starting a new life often means making changes to important planning documents. What made sense for a couple fully invested in a marriage may not make sense during the divorcing process, or after the divorce is finalized. In litigated matters, Restraining Orders may prevent some changes during the process, but others are allowed. After divorce, you are Read More »

Changes to New York Estate and Gift Taxes: Will They Affect You?

June 24, 2014
Effective April 1, 2014, New York's rules have changed for estate and gift tax. We have summarized the changes and their potential impact on your estate plan. Click on the document link above to review our full report. Read More »