Trump’s new tax proposal makes some changes that could affect your estate planning. Both the estate and generation-skipping taxes get the boot. What about stepped up basis under I.R.C. § 1014? R.C. § 1014 provides that, for most property, a decedent’s beneficiaries receive a step up in basis to fair market value at the decedent’s date of death. Thus far, the proposed changes don’t affect...read more
For generations, law students and practitioners alike have scratched their heads over “lapsed legacies” in will cases. A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case serves as a refresher on the subject. Estate planners, take note… At common law, when a person who would take under a will predeceases the testator, the legacy lapsed. The “anti-lapse” statute, Tenn. Code...read more
Jillian Mastroianni was the featured speaker at the August 16 meeting of the Murfreesboro Estate Planning Council. Jillian led a discussion on updates in the law of probate and estate planning and offered tips and best practices. The Council consists of Murfreesboro-area attorneys, trust advisors, and other professionals who focus on estate planning matters. Mastroianni focuses her practice on...read more
ICYMI: @Tennessean did a round-up of some Nashville startups.
We're proud to have represented some of these names. Congrats to Nashville's entrepreneurs for willing to take on the challenges of a startup & making Nashville a thriving place for business.