January 18, 2016
New Rules for Qualified Charitable Distributions

Qualified Charitable Distributions Win Win

Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRA accounts are a win-win. Go ahead. Make that charitable gift in a way that maximizes the amount going to charity and minimizes the amount going to taxes for the politicians to play with. Who do you trust more to do good things with your money, your favorite charity or the politicians?
January 11, 2016
NFA Gun Trust Misfires

Gun Trust Misfires and Myths

The History and the Problem of Gun Trusts. Just after the end of Prohibition, in 1934 Congress passed the National Firearms Act (“NFA”)  The NFA has been amended from time to time.  There was the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986, the Brady Hand Gun Violence […]
January 6, 2016
the last will and testament

Last Will and Testament Gone Wrong Comedy

Will Your Last Will and Testament be a Blessing or a Curse? This Last Will and Testament may be a joke, but it is no joking matter when poorly thought out estate planning results in family conflict.  The ugliest and most expensive litigation is between family members over the division of […]
September 15, 2015

S Corporations and Charities

S Corporations and Charities S corporations and charities lie at the cross roads of advanced estate planning.  Most new wealth is generated through corporate structures.  Most corporations are S corporations.  Most advanced planning for the people who own such corporations will include a charitable component. The net effect is that […]