The Suit Limitation Clause is Enforceable

Welcome to the first in our series of legal updates focused on property insurance and property loss adjusting. This inaugural entry addresses the enforceability of the one year Suit...

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Beware of Scammers Impersonating the IRS

Despite repeated warnings from the Internal Revenue Service and news reports (including on this blog

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VICTORY FOR TAXPAYER OVER THE IRS: Discount Allowed for Fractional Interest in Artwork

In a victory for the taxpayer, the Fifth Circuit ruled that valuation discounts are available for an estate which owns a fractional interest in artwork. In the case of Estate of James A. Elkins,...

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Internal Revenue Service Announces the Estate Tax Exemption for 2015

The Internal Revenue Service announced on October 30, 2014 that the estate tax exemption, sometimes referred to as the federal estate tax credit, will rise to $5.43 million per individual dying in...

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Pennsylvania’s New Power of Attorney Law: What You Need to Know

What Does Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law Mean? You may have heard that the law governing Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania has changed....

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Home Closing Process: An Interview with Kate Harper

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Protect Yourself From “Phishing”

Earlier this week, I received a voicemail from a person claiming to be from my credit card company.  The caller identified my bank and said she was calling about my MasterCard.  The message sounded...

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Buy/Sell Agreements: A Business Essential

For many years, three accountants – a man in his 70s who founded the practice, a woman in her 60s and a “junior” partner in his late 30s - owned and operated a busy tax and accounting firm...

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Protect Your Assets with an LLC

If you are about to start a business, an LLC can offer a unique combination of attractive benefits, providing the limited liability of a corporation combined with the tax breaks and operational...

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Protecting Inherited IRAs from Creditors

Who is the beneficiary of your IRA? It’s likely your spouse or children, but you may want to change that in response to a recent United States Supreme Court case. On June 12, 2014, the Supreme...

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