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Big Trouble in Little 401K: Eighties Movies and the 401K Liability Timebomb

This is Gizmo. For those of you who are children of the eighties, you probably recognize this cuddly little fella as the star of the classic comedy horror film, Gremlins.  If you are a business owner, you may struggle to … Continue reading

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BroTato Ship: Business Development Lessons from Rob Gronkowski’s Booze Cruise Playbook

Imagine that you are hosting the most epic booze cruise ever.  What would it look like? Lemon drops.  Glowsticks.  Chicks twerking.  Live hip-hop.  Jagermeister shots.  Your parents? These are my parents “getting down” at an ice cream parlor in Princeton, … Continue reading

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Love, Tax-ually: The Tax and Legal Implications of Tying the Knot

Six years ago, my wife and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together.  We were at a fancy steak restaurant enjoying a romantic conversation when out of nowhere she handed me a red velvet box.  I fondly recall that day … Continue reading

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Leave It To the Kardashians: Lamar Odom Shows Us That Incapacity Planning Isn’t Just for the Elderly

No one expects or plans to be seriously injured or ill. Lamar Odom probably didn’t plan on going into a coma during his alcohol and herbal sexual enhancement supplement fueled visit to that Nevada brothel, but these things happen. We … Continue reading

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Silly Rabbit, Change Your Beneficiary Designations: What Donald Sterling Teaches Us About Making Better Estate Planning Decisions

By now, I’m sure you’re all familiar with the tale of Donald Sterling.  Self-starter lawyer builds up a successful practice and real estate empire.  Purchases NBA franchise on the cheap.  Then blows it all with some very unfortunate racist comments … Continue reading

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Is BATFE Driving You Batty? Gun Trusts Streamline Purchase of Firearms for Responsible Owners

Americans love their firearms.  This love affair has existed since well before the inception of the Second Amendment and is still going strong today.  We can see evidence of it everywhere, permeating our culture from Hollywood movies to Tea Party … Continue reading

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Getting What We Give: Understanding the Fallacies Behind Charitable Work

Charities should be poor. I sit on the board of a local non-profit and I happen to have a Masters in Business Administration.  Yet only until very recently have I realized that how wrong this idea is.  Up until this … Continue reading

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Proceed Write to Court: Beastie Boy’s Death Illuminates Why Its Not a Good Idea to Amend Your Own Will

They say that the pen is mightier than the sword.  This is one of those examples where that saying is true. For those of you who are children of the eighties, the Beastie Boys have probably touched your lives, or … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Fiefdom: Issues for First Time Landlords to Consider

Owning investment real estate can be a very rewarding and profitable experience, but it can also be a huge headache and a drain on resources.  Having recently purchased my first investment property, my head is filled with conflicting images of … Continue reading

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More Bite Than Bark: Pet Trust Law Provides More Protection for Fido

Almost 60% of all homes in the United States have at least one pet.  And yet, pets are often overlooked when it comes to estate planning.  One particular reason for this is because pet trusts have proven to be notoriously … Continue reading

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