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Charitable Remainder Trusts: An Option to Consider
Sep 16, 2014
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Those wishing to sell and diversify highly appreciated assets (stocks, real estate) and those who have lots of taxable income should consider a charitable remainder trust (“CRT”) to minimize income tax on capital gains as well as gift and estate tax....
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Oregon's Natural Resource Credit Can Slash Estate Taxes
Sep 16, 2014
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As of January 1, 2012, Oregon’s estate tax adopted a very significant credit to owners of natural resource assets. In fact, for those who qualify, Oregon’s Natural Resources Credit (the “NRC”) will eliminate any estate tax on qualifying natural resou...
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Tips for Nonprofit Subsidiary LLCs
Aug 15, 2014
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Nonprofit charities regularly own or receive donations of real estate. In the real estate world, holding title to property in an isolated limited liability company is so common that many lenders’ and brokers’ template forms refer to “______ LLC,” wit...
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Why You Need More Than Just a Certificate of Insurance
Apr 03, 2014
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It is common practice for entities such as owners, contractors and design professionals to contractually require another party to provide insurance. The most common method of providing information related to this requirement is through a certificate...
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Washington Supreme Court Announces the Death of Contracts: Donatelli v. D.R. Strong Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Nov 18, 2013
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OPINION: In the world of construction, Washington has historically been a “chain of contract” state, in which contracts governed the duties and liabilities of those involved in a project, and parties were generally free to limit by contract both the...
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Family Asset Management: Trust or LLC?
Aug 30, 2013
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Many families select a trust in order to avoid estate taxes, manage assets, and provide that the assets pass to later generations. In some situations, a family limited liability company (“FLIC”) may be a superior vehicle for managing assets and ensur...
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