Blog Posting By Tag: Estate Planning

Posted: Nov 07, 2017
The death of a spouse can be one of the most stressful events you’ll ever experience. Even if it is expected after a long illness and you’ve left nothing unsaid, it can be a time of great sadness and mourning. Unfortunately, for many surviving... Read More...
Posted: Oct 10, 2017
Many years ago, I was meeting with some new clients: a married couple in their 50’s with several million dollars in assets. They’d provided copies of their brokerage account statements for two IRAs and a joint account for me to review. I asked if... Read More...
Posted: Oct 05, 2017
Earmarking the family home — or some portion of it — to fund a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) can satisfy philanthropic intent, reduce personal taxes, and generate long-term income. For those with certain needs and desires — coupled with the right... Read More...
Posted: Aug 02, 2017
Every parent can probably remember being asked when they were expecting, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?”  The quick answer, of course, is that you are hoping for a child that is healthy.  Raising and caring for a child with special... Read More...
Posted: Aug 02, 2017
Every family is different.  Some are very open, sharing details about nearly everything in a loud boisterous manner; others are more reserved and less comfortable revealing personal information.  No matter what your family dynamic, there... Read More...
Posted: Jun 26, 2017
In today’s world of innovation, where one idea could turn a young entrepreneur into an overnight million(billion)aire, it is becoming increasingly common for a financially successful individual to accumulate far more wealth than their living parents... Read More...
Posted: May 02, 2017
Intellectual property (IP) is a critical driver of innovation and economic competitiveness.  In the last several years, new groundbreaking products and services have been made available to the world markets from right here in Silicon Valley and... Read More...
Posted: Mar 16, 2017
In the alphabet soup of estate planning jargon, the acronym QPRT is one of the more familiar — if not fully understood — terms and it represents a popular and rather common technique for potentially passing significant wealth amongst generations... Read More...
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
We have lost several well-known artists this past year: David Bowie; Alan Rickman; Glenn Fry; Harper Lee; Garry Shandling; Prince; Gene Wilder; George Michael; and most recently Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.  These names are a... Read More...
Posted: Oct 25, 2016
In June of this year, Microsoft announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all cash deal. This is great news for LinkedIn shareholders and this is only one of 32,203 M & A deals announced during 2016 which total value estimated... Read More...

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