Death and Taxes: Two of life’s Surest Things

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, “It’s a beautiful home,” the well-coiffed realtor gushed to Sally and Ned. “How much did you say you paid?” Ned proudly told her what he spent on their “dream home” over 30 years ago. The realtor’s eyes shot up in surprise, “You could get 30 times that today.” The couple stopped short, shocked. They had no idea their residence could be worth so much. With […]

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Lessons Learned: Frank Gifford’s Estate Planning

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, So your estate planning is in order. You have a will; every loved one is accounted for; and your estate will be passed on in accordance with your wishes. Or will it? The great Frank Gifford died on August 9, 2015. He was 84 years old. He was a football player for the New York Giants, and then a television sports announcer and commentator. He […]

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Did the California Appeals Court End the Company Holiday Party?

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends, In a recent issue of Client Alert, we illustrated just how far the courts are going to hold the “deep pocket” responsible to pay damages even though he or she didn’t cause them. We wrote about John Catsimatidis, a modern business hero and successful immigrant entrepreneur, being found personally liable for millions of dollars in damages because someone in his company was found to violate […]

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So You Think Your Corporation or LLC Protects Your Personal Assets? Guess Again!!

John Catsimatidis is a self-made success. Starting with one supermarket in upper Manhattan in the early ’70s, he grew the Red Apple chain to ten stores by the time he was 24. In 1986, The Red Apple Group acquired the renowned Gristedes chain, and now they were the largest supermarket group in Manhattan. A tough area to grow a retail chain. The group also began to acquire and develop real […]

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