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Two Year Increase in Gift Tax Exclusion is Nearing Its End – The Window for Tax Savings Is Closing Quickly
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

By Genevieve M. Moore and 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... Read More

Tax Benefits Stay with Life Estate Owner
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss

Will your taxes change if you make a gift of real estate subject to a life estate over a straight gift of real estate? Guest blogger Stacey Crowell Maiden, Esq. , Of Counsel to our Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Group provides an explanation... Read More

Estate and Gift Tax Alert
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The Tax Relief Act of 2010 was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 17, 2010. The new law provides numerous tax benefits for businesses and individuals for the next two years, including: Continuing... Read More

Still Time To Plan in 2010: The Estate Tax—We Are Still Flying Blind
Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by Pepper Hamilton LLP Trusts and Estates Practice Gr

With only two months left in 2010, the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax still hangs over our heads. There have been a variety of bills proposed over the past two years, yet we do not have an answer as to what 2011 will bring, and if we look... Read More

Changes To The Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes For 2011 And 2012
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Morrison and Foerster LLP

By Trusts, Estates & Nonprofit Organizations Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Authorization Act ( H.R. 4853 , "the... Read More