LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
Viatical Settlements

A terminally ill client may be tempted to sell his life insurance policy proceeds to fund medical treatments and support his family, but viatical settlements are complicated and should be thoroughly investigated. In a viatical settlement, the consumer...

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David R. Schoenhaar
Valuation Discounts and the Step Transaction

Recently there have been a number of cases dealing with the step transaction doctrine in the IRS’s attempt to disregard valuation discounts for gift tax purposes. This doctrine “collapses ‘formally distinct steps in an integrated transaction’...

Peter K. Kelly
Planning for the Disposition of Decedent’s Remains

In 2006, the legislature enacted changes to the Public Health Law designed to minimize family conflicts concerning the disposition of the decedent’s remains. (see, Laws of 2006, chapter 76). Where a client anticipates possible problems with her...

HB Litigation Conferences
Edward Wilcenski On Special Needs Trusts For Children Involved In Toxic Tort Cases

This is the first clip of Edward Wilcenski of Jones Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC of Clifton Park, N.Y. ( www.JWLawOffice.com ), speaking on settlement issues in toxic tort cases involving children. Wilcenski covered a range of issues involving the establishment...

LexisNexis Estate and Elder Law Community Staff
Can Google Really Do Anything? Please Take Our Survey!

Please take our brief survey! The Internet has been in widespread use for perhaps as little as 15 years, but it has quickly become a fixture in our daily lives as a source of information – for leisure, school, and work. The availability of news...

Ira Bloom and William LaPiana
Bloom and LaPiana on New Power of Attorney Legislation for New York

Ira Bloom and William LaPiana provide in-depth analysis and explanation of the extensive changes to New York's Power of Attorney law, GOL Art. 5 Title 15, effective Sept. 1, 2009. Forms of the new Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney and Statutory...