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The Benefits of Basis Planning

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jul 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Benefits of Basis Planning Before the increase in the federal estate tax exemption amount, brought in by the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) in 2013 and raised by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, estate planning attorneys focused primarily on how to avoid the i...

Estate Planning for Intellectual Property Rights

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jul 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

state Planning for Intellectual Property Rights Estate planning is widely recognized as a means of transferring wealth from one generation to the next while minimizing both taxes and the risk of loss to creditors. A comprehensive estate plan not only transfers cash, investments, rea...

Texas' Taxing Times

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Jun 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Texas' Taxing Times  Published Property Tax Articles    By Rachel Duck as published in the April 2020 issue of Texas Real Estate Business   ​How changes to the Texas property tax law may impact you, and how COVID-19 plays a role this season. Property taxes ...

A New Kind of Power of Attorney for Changing Times

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A New Kind of Power of Attorney for Changing Times   A Healthcare Power of Attorney is an important document for everyone to have. This document gives someone, termed an agent, the power to act on behalf of another, the principal. The principal executes the Healthcare Power of Attorne...

Tax Relief Under the CARES Act

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tax Relief Under the CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27, 2020, is designed to provide quick and substantial relief to individuals and businesses affected by the economic shutdown in response to the spread of COVID-1...

Estate Planning Considerations for Restauranteurs

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Apr 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning Considerations for Restauranteurs   If you are a restaurant owner, like most other small business owners, you have many demands on your time. Your schedule may be even more demanding than most, and your working hours may extend far beyond the typical working day. Nevertheless,...

COVID-19: The Impact on Small Businesses

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Mar 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19: The Impact on Small Businesses   Small businesses are struggling economically in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have closed as a result of shelter-in-place orders, and even in states less severely affected by the virus, many non-essential businesses have close...

COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Payment Deadline

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Mar 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Payment Deadline   The 2020 tax season is underway, but millions of Americans have yet to start preparing their tax returns. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered taxpayers a 90-day reprieve to pay their income ...

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Estate Planning

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Mar 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Coronavirus and Its Impact on Estate Planning   While it is still hard to tell how the coronavirus will impact us in the long term, it has become a subject that is impossible to ignore. While some are advocating that we prepare to be quarantined, potentially for months, ot...

Estate Planning Strategies to Protect Your Spouse

Posted by Darryl V. Pratt | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning Strategies to Protect Your Spouse You have searched for and found the love of your life, maybe your first love, or maybe after a previous marriage. As you have built your life together, you have probably weathered your fair share of storms and grown stronger because of them. To...

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