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Yearly Archives: 2017

2017 Tax Reform: Last-minute, Year-end Moves in Light of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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2017 Tax Reform:  Last-minute, Year-end Moves in Light of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act   Congress is enacting the biggest tax reform law in 30 years, one that will make fundamental changes in the way you, your family, and your business calculate your federal income tax bill and the amount of federal tax you will… Read More »

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The Importance of Succession Planning

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An integral part of succession planning is ensuring talent is being recruited and developed with the ultimate goal of filling key roles in the company. A good succession plan will involve recruitment of promising employees as well as the development of their skills and natural abilities. These employees can later be transferred to different… Read More »

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Bill Aimed at Simplifying Process of Amending Irrevocable Trusts Tabled Until Next Year

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A series of laws were introduced in the Georgia assembly this year that, if passed, could have a substantial impact on the process of amending Georgia irrevocable trusts.  One of these bills, House Bill 121, was tabled for 2017; but it will be reintroduced in the House in 2018, the second year of a… Read More »

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Happy Thanksgiving from MendenFreiman

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As the holidays approach, MendenFreiman would like to thank our clients, colleagues and friends for their continued support. Thank you for your business, your unwavering confidence, and your commitment to our firm. In the spirit of giving thanks, we have made donations to the following charities in your honor. Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities… Read More »

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Establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust

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There are many considerations for testators when deciding how to distribute their assets at death.  Once a testator decides who is to inherit their assets, the next question is how to accomplish the bequests – whether through a will or the creation of a trust. Many testators, after leaving some of their property to… Read More »

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Should I Incorporate My Business?

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A question on the mind of most starting a new business is what type of entity should I form? Georgia law imposes certain filing requirements which vary depending on the type of business entity a person chooses to create. Starting a corporation, for example, involves taking different steps than would be required in establishing… Read More »

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Announcing Our New Partner, Roger A. Kirschenbaum

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MendenFreiman is pleased to announce that Roger A. Kirschenbaum has joined the firm as a partner in its estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business practice areas. He brings more than 35 years’ experience to the firm and boosts its capacity in these key areas. “Roger’s extensive experience in estate planning, probate and… Read More »

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Creating a Last Will and Testament

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Contemplating one’s death can be uncomfortable, but it is crucial to have the conversation and create an estate plan to ensure loved ones are provided for in the event of an accident or untimely death. Those who fail to create a will or establish a living trust no longer get to choose who inherits… Read More »

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Treasury Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Section 2704 Regulations

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Last year, the IRS proposed a series of regulations regarding how interests between family members in a closely held corporation could be transferred. If enacted, these regulations would have made substantial changes to how interests in family-controlled entities are valued for gift, estate, and tax purposes. Fortunately, this proposal was recently withdrawn by the Treasury…. Read More »

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Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code

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On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance released a long-awaited tax proposal, titled the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code (the “Framework”). As with prior proposals, the Framework paints in broad policy strokes and is short on actual detail,… Read More »

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