Estate Planning Insights

Michael B. Fischer and Frederic Behrens

Estate Planning

What Is New York’s Estate Tax Cliff?

January 22, 2023   -   As part of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the U.S. federal estate tax exemption amount increased to approximately $12.92 million per individual or $25.84 million per couple (2023). As a result, many families are no longer subject to federal estate tax due to the high estate tax exemption amounts. However, several individual states […]

Frederic Behrens

Partner

Cross-Border Planning

Receiving an Inheritance From Abroad: Special Considerations for U.S. Taxpayers

It is increasingly common for individuals living in the United States or U.S. citizens living abroad to receive an inheritance from a non-U.S. person (for purposes of this article a non-U.S. person is defined as someone who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or otherwise considered a U.S. domiciliary resident). Receiving an inheritance from […]

Frederic Behrens

Partner

Cross-Border Planning

Guide to Financial Planning for Non-U.S. Citizens Living in the United States

Those living (or soon to be living) in the United States on a green card or U.S employment visa face many financial, tax and legal issues that average American citizens do not. Unfamiliarity with the U.S. tax and legal environment often leads to poor long-term financial planning decisions and costly mistakes. To make cross-border financial […]

Frederic Behrens

Partner

Cross-Border Planning

Top 12 Financial Planning Issues for American Citizens Living in the United Kingdom

American citizens living in the United Kingdom face a complex interaction between U.S. and U.K. tax laws when it comes to their investments and retirement savings. The U.S. government taxes American citizens on their worldwide income based upon citizenship rather than residency. In addition to paying U.S. taxes, a U.S. citizen living in the United […]

Paul Chmielewski

Partner

Estate Planning

What Does Discretion Mean to a Trustee?

Partner Paul Chmielewski discusses common discretionary distribution standards to help mitigate trustee confusion on the topic.

Paul Chmielewski

Partner

Estate Planning

Sell Your Business and Create a Family Legacy

The sale of a business often represents the largest financial event in the business owner’s life. Partner Paul Chmielewski discusses the important pre- and post-sale steps a business owner should consider.

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