Morrison & Foerster LLP: Gift Tax Planning Opportunities: The Window Is Closing

By Genevieve M. Moore & Richard S. Kinyon , Morrison & Foerster LLP As reported in this space over the last several months, there has been unprecedented upheaval in the federal transfer tax world in the last few years. One element of this was the unexpected increase in the federal gift and...

Morrison & Foerster LLP: Making Gifts Using Defined Value Clauses: Not Necessarily Void as Against Public Policy

By Danielle T. Zaragoza, Esq ., Morrison & Foerster LLP Given the relatively large federal gift tax applicable exclusion amount available for taxable gifts in 2011 and 2012, many clients have made or are considering making significant gifts before the end of this year. For a client who wants...