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Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

USA - April 19 2017 Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy…

Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

USA - April 14 2017 In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different…

For the First Time in Title VII’s History, Appellate Court Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

USA - April 5 2017 On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual…

Estate Tax Repeal? The Latest Proposals From Washington

USA - April 5 2017 With the incoming Trump administration having a Republican majority in Congress, one can expect attempts at significant tax reform. Among these reform…

Seventh Circuit Rules Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Bias

USA - April 5 2017 On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit court handed down an en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech College, South Bend, making it the first federal…

IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief

USA - March 15 2017 Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2017-15 giving same-sex married couples some retroactive relief from the application of the gift, estate and…

Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code

USA - March 9 2017 Until recently, the matter of removing a trustee of a trust was largely a matter for Courts applying common law based on prior Court decisions. Since…

South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival

USA - March 8 2017 South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals, known by its more familiar title SXSW®, recently received intense backlash over two clauses in its…

Estate Required to Make Portability Election for Benefit of the Surviving Spouse

USA - March 2 2017 In a decision finalized in late January, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the Personal Representative of an Estate must take the…

CMS Issues Draft Medicare Advantage and Part D 2018 Call Letter

USA - February 28 2017 The Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies…