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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


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"


Be Careful with Living Trusts that Own S Corporation Stock
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

In many states, Living Trusts are a person’s key estate planning document. Living Trusts are created to hold assets during life and then dispose of


Is your estate tax plan out of date?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


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


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


On the Horizon: Will the 2017 Real Estate Market Affect Your Family Business?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2016

Many family offices and established family businesses have a great deal invested in real estate. For some, these are active investments involving


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


2012the last chance for effective estate planning?
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

Have you been waiting for Congress to “fix” the federal estate and gift tax law?


New, higher tax proposals floating around Olympia
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2011

In 2010, Washington voters resoundingly rejected adopting an income tax (I-1098) on individuals earning more than $200,000 per year, or couples earning more than $400,000