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Choice of Entity Under the New Tax Law

By MendenFreiman LLP |

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which significantly changed tax planning for all businesses. Current business owners should consider whether changes to their existing form of business would be beneficial under the new law; and those contemplating establishing a new business should rethink… Read More »

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Estate Planning Considerations for Second Marriages/Blended Families

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There are a number of considerations when creating an estate plan, and the final arrangement invariably involves some amount of compromise. Even the most carefully created estate plan will need adjustments as life changes and alters the meaning or intent of the original plan. Some life changes create a huge shift in priorities and… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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Creating a nest egg large enough to provide financial security to future generations is a great accomplishment. However, determining how to protect these assets from creditors and other third parties (so loved ones actually receive the benefit of this hard work) takes advance planning and working with knowledgeable asset protection attorneys. Drafting a simple… Read More »

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2017 Tax Law: Estate and Gift Tax Changes

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On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by President Trump.  All partners, attorneys, and staff members at MendenFreiman stand ready to consult with you on how this sweeping reform impacts your unique situation.  Important tax planning and non-tax planning considerations that could impact your estate and… Read More »

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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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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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