So, you have thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared the Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) (“Form 1023” or “application”) on behalf of a charity, and filed it with the IRS along with a completed checklist and the correct user fee.
Many of the guardianship applications our firm prepares concern the management of tort settlement funds.
Texas Supreme Court Weighs in On Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Trust Agreements; Votes YES
Readers of this blog know I’m a big fan of mandatory arbitration clauses in wills and trusts, which are expressly authorized by statute in Florida (see here).
A Toronto criminal lawyer suffering from ALS, a terminal, incurable disease, sent a letter to his friends and colleagues before he died arguing posthumously for assisted suicide. Edward Hung, who travelled to Switzerland for assistance in ending his life, argued that Canada’s laws against assisted suicide are “unjust.”
As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention. Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property on behalf of the mortgage company which had foreclosed upon the property for non-payment. The unusual thing? It was five years after her death in 2009.
If You Think Your Family Business’s Service Contracts Limit Your Liability in All Situations, Think Again!
Family-owned businesses in the services industry in Washington (and beyond) should be paying attention to a recent Washington Supreme Court case addressing the “Independent Duty Doctrine” (also referred to as the “economic loss rule”) under Washington law.
The Law Society of England and Wales recently published a practice direction with respect to the drafting of Sharia-compliant wills. There are 2.7 million Muslims living in the United Kingdom, many who wish to obtain a Sharia-compliant will for religious purposes.
Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to have the opportunity to present what will be a historic piece of legislation. This legislation would amend the Criminal Code to allow physicians to assist individuals at the end of life.
Because trusts are subject to the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax at a very low income level, $12,150 for 2014, trustees of trusts owning interests in operating entities have been considering ways to meet the material participation requirements to avoid this tax.