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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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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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Self-Insured Health Plans and PCORI Fees
Apr 19, 2013
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Plan sponsors of self-insured health plans are required to pay a fee to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. These fees are referred to as “PCORI fees.” Issuers of health insurance policies are also required to pay PCORI fees with r...
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Health Care Reform: Will You Play . . . or Pay?
Apr 08, 2013
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One of the most significant elements of health care reform is its requirement that, beginning January 1, 2014, certain employers must make health coverage available to their full‑time employees (and their dependents) or else face a penalty. These “pl...
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