Category: Trusts & Estates

RIW has made the 2016 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers

RIW has made the 2016 list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Included in this recognition are attorneys Brad Croft for Construction Law, Jim Fox for Bankruptcy, Bill Friedler for Estate & Probate, Gene Landy for Technology, and Chris Litterio for Business Litigation.

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Client Alert: IRS Proposed Regulations Would Significantly Impact Valuation Discounts

Proposed Regulations and Valuation Discounts On August 2, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed regulations which, if enacted in their present form, will significantly limit the use of valuation discounts for interests in Family Limited Liability Companies (“FLLCs”) and other family business entities for purposes of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes….

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Avoiding Problems in the Disposition of Tangible Personal Property: Planning Makes a Difference

Distributing Tangible Personal Property At Death In planning for the distribution of assets at death, most people give considerable thought to tailoring their estate plans to dispose of their financial assets.  However, many, professionals included, often overlook the conflict, expense, and administrative difficulties that can result from a failure to formulate a thoughtful plan for…

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Radio Entrepreneur interview: RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Bill Friedler discusses his notable career, the entrepreneurial mindset, and the importance of Estate Planning.

Radio Entrepreneur interview: RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Bill Friedler discusses his notable career, the entrepreneurial mindset, and the importance of Estate Planning. Listen to the full interview here. Watch part of the interview here.

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The Saga & Lessons of Prince’s Will Mystery

Life has a way of sending us subtle messages. One may think that Prince’s celebrity life, and leaving behind a vast fortune and vault of unreleased recordings yet to be monetized, has no relevance to our own lives.  But there is a valuable message here for all of us. The unfolding saga of who will…

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RIW Trusts & Estates Attorney Deborah Pechet Quinan Radio Interview

RIW Trusts & Estates attorney Deborah Pechet Quinan September 8, 2015 Radio Entrepreneur interview.

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Deborah Pechet Quinan Appointed to the Topsfield Cultural Council

RIW shareholder Deborah Pechet Quinan has been appointed to the Topsfield Cultural Council.  The Topsfield Cultural Council is the local arm the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Its members are volunteers who are appointed for a three-year term by the Board of Selectmen. One of 335 local cultural councils in the Commonwealth, the Topsfield Cultural Council receives an annual appropriation…

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Trusts & Estates Update: May 2014

May 2014 Volume III Issue II The Tax Advantages of Prepaying Tuition Expenses Many families’ children are in private schools, and the expense of a private education is soaring annually. If parents are paying this expense themselves, the usual debate is which item must give in the family budget, in order to make room for…

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Trust & Estates Update: February 2014

February 2014 Volume III, Issue I The Benefits of Charitable Remainder Trusts As many may know by now, income taxes increased in several ways as of 2013. Not only have the tax rates for personal income increased, but so has the capital gains tax rate for those in the highest tax bracket. Additionally, certain deductions…

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Trusts & Estates Update: October 2013

October 2013 Powers of Attorney and Health Care Documents: An Integral Part of Every Estate Plan A power of attorney, a health care proxy, and a medical privacy release (“HIPAA Authorization”), are powerful tools and an essential part of your estate plan. If these documents are not in place when they are needed, your family…

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