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The Impending Death Of New Jersey Estate Tax

On October 14, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill which will phase out and eventually completely eliminate the New Jersey estate tax. Under the current law, New Jersey estate tax is applicable to estates that exceed $675,000 in value (the lowest “estate...

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Dissecting the ILIT

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the CSB Envision6 Conference which took place in the beautiful and historic Bear Mountain Inn in Bear Mountain, NY. Baruch (Brian) Y. Greenwald & Hillel D. Weiss, Partners at Greenwald Weiss (“GW”), presented on the topic of estate...

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Will Your Estate Increase By 30% In 2017?

NEW PROPOSED REGULATIONS LIMITING VALUATION DISCOUNTS FINALLY PUBLISHED BY IRS Last summer we wrote in detail about impending proposed new regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) that would disallow certain transfer tax valuation discounts...

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“Practicing Law Within the Parameters of Halacha”

On Sunday, November 22, 2015, the Business Halacha Institute (“BHI”) hosted a CLE seminar for attorneys at their Brooklyn headquarters on the topics of “The Halachic Seder Hayerusha/Intestate Distributions in Halacha,” “Practical Halachic Estate Planning” and “Mental...

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End of Summer Last Licks

IRS Gearing Up to Shut Door on Huge Discounts The window may be rapidly closing for wealthy families to take advantage of valuation discounts when transferring interests in family entities. At the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation meeting in May, IRS tax...

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Finally Some Stability to Portability

IRS Issues Final Regulations on Portability The IRS recently issued final regulations (effective June 12, 2015),[1] clarifying the application of the “portability” rules – one of the relatively newer provisions relating to federal estate and gift tax (the “transfer...

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Estate Planning For Your Digital Property

By Brian (Baruch) Y. Greenwald and Hillel D. Weiss Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of your estate during your life and generally becoming more organized about your affairs.  Traditionally, estate planning included planning...

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