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Can I Leave My Family Business to a Minor Child?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2017

Let’s say you have a thriving family business that you have built through your own hard efforts during your lifetime. You are raising your minor child


Do you need a living trust?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

There is a good chance that someone you know, perhaps a friend, family member, or financial advisor, has told you that you need a "Living Trust"


Five legal documents every family business should have (and use)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

Every business is different. Certainly, every family is different. But family businesses, as a group, share certain challenges and opportunities. In


Preserving Your Family Business (or Sale Proceeds) for Generations
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

As promised, below is a follow-up to my February 29th post. There, I discussed estate tax planning. Below, I want to introduce generation skipping


New Year’s Resolution - Easy First Steps Toward Succession Planning
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

Time passes way too quickly. With the blink of an eye, another year is almost gone. For those of you who had resolved to begin the succession


Your Estate Plan - Four Documents You Should Be Considering
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

An estate plan can be a complicated thing. Attorneys, accountants, advisors all may be involved in pulling together a customized plan that conforms


Estate, gift, and GST taxes in 2013: American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and other news (Oregon)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2013

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act") was signed into law on Jan. 2, 2013, avoiding dramatic changes to tax exemptions and tax rates


Keeping the “Family” in Family Business: Succession of Ownership Does Not Always Mean Succession of Control and Income
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2016

As family business owners often are advised, business succession planning should include some form of estate planning. This advice is especially true


Success in Succession: Using Strategic Planning to Address the “Missing Middle”
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2016

Typically, only 12 of family businesses reach the third generation, and as little as 3 make it past the fourth generation. According to PwC’s recent


Is your estate tax plan out of date?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2015

Recent changes to the federal estate tax system now permit many more estates to avoid federal estate taxes altogether and also allow more effective