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AAML Opposition to Repeal of the Alimony Tax Deduction

We blogged recently about the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act which, in part, eliminates the tax consequences of alimony. To briefly recap, alimony is tax-deductible to the payor and taxable as income to the recipient under the current tax laws. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, revises the tax code to completely eliminate a payor’s ability to d...

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David Nasatir Elected Vice Chair of Firm

Obermayer's Management Committee has elected David A. Nasatir as the firm's new Vice Chair, effective February 06, 2018.  Nasatir, who currently heads Obermayer's Business and Finance Department, continues to serve on the firm's Management Committee as well.  In his role as Vice Chair, Nasatir will work closely with Firm Chair Thomas A. Leonard ...

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Estate Planning is Still Important Even with the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 made sweeping changes that affect individuals, businesses, trusts and estates.  This alert focuses on the impact of the Act on estate planning. Continue Reading

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Employer Alert – The Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Visa Season is Almost Here

  Employers who hire foreign workers may already be familiar with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS is also responsible for determining which foreign workers will be approved for the highly coveted H-1B skilled worker visa. Among all categories of ...

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Take Three: In Loco Parentis Revisited for Third Time in a Year

In what is becoming one of the hottest topics in Pennsylvania Child Custody Law, in loco parentis took center stage before the Superior Court in the recent case of MJS v. BB v. BB, ___ A.3d ___, 2017 Pa. Super 327 (Oct. 17). This case is one of three cases to address in loco parentis status by a litigant in a child custody case recently. The recent...

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New Jersey: Estate Planning Without An Estate Tax

With the ringing in of the New Year, residents of New Jersey woke up not only to a new federal tax law, but also to a change in the New Jersey Estate Tax. The estates of individuals dying on or after January 1, 2018 will not be subject to a New Jersey Estate Tax. The phase out of the New Jersey Estate Tax however does not mean estate planning is ...

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Omnicare Settlement: Outlier Or Beginning Of Broader Trend?

Employers have braced themselves for drastic changes as the Trump administration continues to play an active — and controversial — role in reshaping U.S. immigration policy. But behind the scenes in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER), whose tasks include enforcing the Immigration and Nationality Act ...

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Considerations for Tax-Exempt Organizations under the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the    largest tax code rewrite in several decades and includes significant changes for the nonprofit sector. Three major changes that raise complex issues for tax-exempt organizations and those counseling them are: Continue Reading

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HR Legalist Live Presents...Updates and Trends for 2018: From The Front Lines of the American Workplace

TO REGISTER FOR THE BELOW EVENT: Click Here   HR Legalist Live Presents...Updates and Trends for 2018: From The Front Lines of the American Workplace                   Date: January 31, 2018                     Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST This new year, Obermayer and the Center City Proprietor's Association will k...

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Making the Most of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Process During a Divorce

More and more divorcing couples are electing to engage in mediation outside of the courthouse in an effort to amicably resolve issues of property division and alimony. This option is often appealing because it can be a faster, more cost effective path to resolving a case. In addition, an amicable resolution can benefit the entire family by avoidi...

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