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Michael S. Strauss Contributed to the Personal Section of the Journal of Taxation - May 2017

The Value of Worthlessness – Non-Business Bad Debt Deductions for Intra-Family Loans – To see the full article, please check out the link below. The Value of Worthlessness – Non-Business Bad Debt Deductions for Intra-Family Loans … Read More
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STRAUSS & MALK LLP IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEWEST ACTEC FELLOW

Benjamin N. Feder has been named as a Fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), which is the most highly recognized estate planning and trust organization in the country.  Benjamin joins Benton Strauss, William Weinsheimer… Read More
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Estate Tax Repeal - The End of Estate Planning

There has been much discussion recently about potentially repealing the “death tax.” A bill introduced in the House on January 3, 2017 (H.R. 198) would repeal the gift, estate and GST (generation skipping transfer) taxes. A different bill introdu… Read More
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2017 Super Lawyers

Strauss & Malk LLP would like to congratulate all its 2017 Super Lawyers!  The distinction of Super Lawyer is earned  through a rigorous selection process involving peer nominations, reviews and independent research.  The following attorneys… Read More
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Gift Reduction Technique that May Expire at 2016 Year-End

Gift and Estate Reduction Technique – Time May Be Running Out    We want to bring to your attention a potentially dramatic change in the rules regarding the valuation of interests in LLCs, partnerships and certain other privately held entitie… Read More
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Michael S. Strauss contributed to the Estates, Trusts & Gifts Section of the Journal of Taxation - September 2016

Applying the OID Rules to an Intra-Family Promissory Note – To see the full article, please check out the link below. Applying the OID rules to an intra-family promissory note Read More
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Benjamin N. Feder presented at North Shore Community Bank & Trust on February 4th

To Be or Not To Be the Executor/Trustee –  A loved one has designated you as the person they want to be the steward for the family.  Is this really an honor?  Are you setting yourself for failure – being dues, or worse, hated by the fa… Read More
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Strauss & Malk LLP is home to 6 Super Lawyers!

Strauss & Malk LLP is proud to have 6 Super Lawyers in the firm in 2016.  The distinction of Super Lawyer is earned  through a rigorous selection process involving peer nominations, review and independent research.  The following attorneys ca… Read More
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Unwrap Some "Gift Loan" Complexities of Section 7872

The concept of intra-family gifts is well understood. If Art and Bob are brothers, and if Art transfers property to Bob for no consideration, then Art has made a gift to Bob. If the value of that gift (cumulative with all other gifts from Art to Bob… Read More
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Foreign Account Holders – Beware: Does Your Agent Have Signature Authority?

Your Agent under your durable Power of Attorney for Property may be liable for penalties for not filing a Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report (“FBAR”) for your foreign accounts. If you have an interest in a foreign account, you know that y… Read More
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