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Lessons of Hoffman’s Estate Plan

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an apparent drug overdose in February 2014 at age 46, last attended to his estate plans on October 7, 2004. The estate tax laws have changed dramatically since then, as did Mr. Hoffman’s personal circumstances. At that time he had one son with his partner, Marianne O’Donnell, but […]

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Planning for Digital Assets

In 2012 it was reported that actor Bruce Willis was considering a lawsuit against Apple, Inc., concerning the inheritability of his iTunes collection.  A family spokesperson promptly denied the claim. However, an important point was made for the music-consuming public.  Very often, when it comes to digital content, what one acquires is a license to […]

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Video: What is a Health Care Proxy?

Speaker: Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, JD What is a health care proxy? A health care proxy is also known as a medical power of attorney. It is a legal document in which designate an agent to make health care decisions for you. It is closely related to your living will (also called medical […]

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