Asset Protection in Nevada: a Diversion from the Current State of Estate Tax


In Nevada’s most recent legislative session, significant changes were made to NRS 166,Nevada’s statute governing asset protection trusts. We believe these changes, which became effective on October 1, 2009, further validate Nevada’s asset protection trusts, or Nevada On-shore Trusts (NOSTs), as legitimate and effective asset protection and wealth preservation tools. Some highlights of the recent […]
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Undue Influence on the Elderly


As part of our trust and estate litigation section we have encountered an increasing number of elder exploitation cases wherein a person in a confidential relationship (son, daughter, caregiver, close friend) uses this relationship of trust to influence an elderly individual to execute dispositive instruments leaving the bulk of the elderly individual’s estate to the […]
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Not even the best and brightest at Heckerling know status of Estate Tax in 2010


The University of Miami Law School sponsors the Heckerling Estate Planning Institute every January. This annual event is seen by many planners as the most important meeting of its kind, even the “Mecca” of estate planning. Last Tuesday (1/26/10), three of the profession’s most politically-well-connected individuals, Steve Akers, Ron Aucutt, and Carlyn McCaffrey, spoke at […]
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This week at Jeffrey Burr (2/1/10 – 2/6/10)


Tuesday, 2/2: Attorney Jeffrey Burr will be speaking at the Society of Financial Service Professionals Chapter meeting at Lawyers Restaurant. Mr. Burr will be giving an Estate Tax Legislative Update. Wednesday, 2/3: Attorney Jeremy Cooper will be attending a seminar at Aria Resort sponsored by Bank of Nevada at which Dale Gibbons (Executive Vice President and Chief […]
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Hell Hath Frozen Over


As has been discussed here on the Jeffrey Burr blog recently, the Estate Tax and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Tax have unprecedentedly been repealed. Currently, nothing indicates that the state of the Estate Tax will be changing any time soon. And while the constitutionality of a retroactive estate and GST tax is definitely fun to […]
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