Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP Now Accepts Bitcoin

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

The Jeffrey M. Verdon Law Group, LLP is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2015, it will add Bitcoin to options of payment methods for services rendered. This effort is in response to increasing requests for payment in Bitcoin, and we see this trend increasing as more and more people desire the use of virtual currency, i.e., electronic cash.

Bitcoin is an online payment system invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, who published his invention in 2008, and released it as open-source software in 2009. The system is peer-to-peer, i.e., users can transact directly without needing an intermediary such as a bank or credit card company. Continue reading

But I Thought My Assets and Legacy Were Protected

MEDIA MENTION: Jeffrey Verdon Published in Orange County Business Journal

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

We are pleased to share with you that Jeffrey Verdon was recently published in The Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ). The OCBJ is a leading business journal which provides comprehensive, authoritative news and information for Orange County business owners seeking first class reporting on important business issues. Continue reading

You Can Have Your Castle and Protect It Too

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

Mike’s lifelong dream of building his own house is about to come true.

After years of searching, Mike finally found the perfect tear-down on an amazing lot with views to die for. He worked for over two years with an architect to design a show-stopping, LEED-certified house that will boast everything from a wine cellar to a sauna in the master bath… and it even has the perfect reading spot for his favorite old hammock. Continue reading

Invitation to The Inaugural Politics and Your Portfolio Cruise, Sept. 13-20, 2015

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

I just returned from two weeks aboard the Crystal Symphony over the holidays and was reminded of what a fabulous cruise line it is. “The Politics and Your Portfolio” program is being held aboard the beautiful Crystal Symphony from New York to Montreal and is selling well. Now is the time to reserve your cabin and make this event part of your agenda to learn about policy decisions that can impact your portfolio and the strategies to profit from them!

Here are 5 more exciting reasons to sail on The Politics & Your Portfolio Cruise:  Continue reading

It’s Mid-December and You Want to Help Your Favorite Charity By Year-End, Have You Looked at a CLAT?

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

What is a CLAT you ask? CLAT stands for Charitable Lead Annuity Trust. Sounds complicated, right? Well, not really. Let’s see what Paul did with his CLAT this December.

A CLAT is a very efficient way to do your charitable giving–almost too good to be true–but the IRS allows you to do this. In fact, the current Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, set up a CLAT in 1998 to fund scholarships at his Alma Mater and a 4500 seat soccer and lacrosse stadium. To make the CLAT most effective, you should have desire to help your favorite charities and a net worth exceeding, or expecting to exceed, the lifetime exemption ($5.43M per person/$10.86M per couple) in 2015. Continue reading