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At Burns & Levinson, we practice law differently. While our attorneys agree that results drive our business, building relationships with our clients…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 6 Apr 2021

Using Disclaimers in Estate Planning: Examining the Austen Family

A disclaimer is a refusal of something before it is received and is most commonly used for estate or gift tax savings. Section 2-801 of the…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2021

Disclaimers: A Useful Tool Through a Conservator for a Single Transaction

As a reminder about the Austen family, wife Juliet suffered a stroke upon learning the news of her husband’s death. She is alive but unresponsive…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2021

Estate Planning for Digital Assets: Examining the Austen Family

In this day and age, virtually everyone has a digital presence, and we can presume that Jack Austen was no different. We can also presume that Jack…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2021

Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to May 17, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 17, 2021, that the federal income tax filing due date for…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 24 Mar 2021

Eaze Case Puts Financial Institutions on Notice

On March 24, 2021, Defendants Hamid (Ray) Akhavan and Ruben Weigand were found guilty of defrauding banks as part of a scheme they had set up to help…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 19 Mar 2021

Vape Shipping Ban Looms Ahead

In December, President Trump signed a 5000+ omnibus bill into law titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The bill was highly…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 11 Mar 2021

An Estate Planner’s Duty of Loyalty: Examining the Austen Family

Attorney Hume was Jack’s estate planning attorney. It is not surprising, then, that when Kate and Charlie had questions about their father’s estate…

Burns & Levinson LLP | Mexico | 11 Mar 2021

Mexico Inches Closer to Legalization

Early this week, two special committees in the lower house of the Mexican Congress signed off on a draft bill to decriminalize cannabis nationally…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 4 Mar 2021

Valuing Business Interests for Gift and Estate Tax Purposes: Examining the Austen Family

Administering an estate can be time consuming, complicated and overwhelming, particularly when there are different types of assets involved…

Burns & Levinson LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2021

Eaze Criminal Case Underscores the Importance of Transparency in Cannabis Cashless Payment Transactions

This week, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York will try their case against Defendants Ruben Weigand and Hamid “Ray” Akhavan for…
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