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Wealth Management Update - October 2016
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2016

The October Section 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 1.6, up 0.2 from September. The

Fifth Amendment Challenge Defeats IRS Summons
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

On August 4, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed and vacated a District Court order compelling toy importer

Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Rules That Parents Receive Reasonably Equivalent Value in Exchange for Paying Their Child's Tuition
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2016

While the bankruptcy court’s decision in Palladino represents a notable step toward barring these types of avoidance claims, it does not settle the

Israel's High Court decrees a temporary injunction delaying implementation US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
  • Israel, USA
  • September 13 2016

On September 1 Israel's Supreme Court of Justice issued a temporary injunction prohibiting any attempt by the government to share Israeli citizens'

Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Update
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) currently offers non-compliant US taxpayers several different relief programs in which to report foreign assets

Estate Tax Changes Past, Present and Future - July 2016
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

This outline is a selective and evolving review of the history of the modern federal estate tax. It originated during the attempts to repeal the

Singapore’s Banking Secrets - Not So Secret Anymore
  • K&L Gates
  • Singapore, USA
  • July 4 2016

Since 2008, the U.S. Government has largely focused its enforcement actions against Swiss banks that may have assisted U.S. taxpayers in evading

Graegin Loans for Estates
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • USA
  • June 27 2016

A Graegin loan is an option for estates that do not have sufficient liquid assets to pay estate taxes andor administration expenses. This type of

Duties of a Trustee Prior to Default: A Tale of a Lapsed UCC Filing
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

A typical bond indenture provides that prior to the incurrence of an event of default, a trustee's obligations are limited to those specifically set

Implied Right of Action Against Trustees Under the TIA
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

In two recent cases arising out of the RMBS meltdown of the preceding decade, BlackRock Core Bond Portfolio v. U.S. Bank National Association (S.D.N