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Estate planning for digital assetsupdate

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 16 2015

Since we originally published our post on planing for digital assets in 2011, Google and Facebook have now created Inactive Account Manager (Google

Treasury green book proposal: GRATs and other grantor trusts

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2015

The Treasury Green Book provides explanations of the President’s budget proposals. One such proposal (rememberthese are just proposals, not actual

IRS posts final Form 8960 instructions for Net Investment Income Tax

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has posted final instructions to Form 8960, Net Investment Income TaxIndividuals, Estates, and Trusts, to its

How is an Illinois trust now like a fine wine? It can be decanted: a summary of the new Illinois decanting statute

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, Illinois statute authorizes "decanting" of irrevocable trusts. What is decanting, you ask? Isn't that something you do

A will is not enough: an estate planning lesson from Whitney Houston’s passing

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2012

A recent Forbes.com article speculates that Whitney Houston’s estate will be worth anywhere between $10 and $20 million, or more

Can a breach of fiduciary duty land a fiduciary in jail?

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2013

We spend a lot of time here looking at civil cases involving corporate and individual fiduciaries. That doesn't mean that the wrongful acts

Washington court finds Alaska self-settled asset protection trust subject to Washington Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington has now joined other states in invalidating transfers to a self-settled trust on a

Proposal to reform New York State estate tax system

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2015

As reported on this blog last year, New York State modified its estate tax system by gradually increasing the estate tax exemption along with some

Differentiating between trustee-level acts and corporate-level acts

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2015

When trustees are put in control of family entities held in trust, it may pay to clearly differentiate the capacity in which the trustee takes an

Fraud and undue influence in non-probate transfers of assets

  • Bryan Cave LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2012

Non-probate transfers of assets can be tough to attack