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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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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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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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Obermayer Named Tier 1 Law Firm In 2018 Ranking

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is celebrating a Tier 1 ranking for family law, litigation – trusts & estates, and trusts & estates law in Philadelphia on the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list. Obermayer also received a Tier 3 ranking for Land Use & Zoning Law. These placements on the 2018 ranking...

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Who Determines How to Celebrate Your Life and the Disposition of You When You Die?

An often-overlooked step in the estate planning process is determining how you want the world to celebrate your life and determining your final resting place.  If not addressed, conflict may occur because different loved ones have different opinions.  Continue Reading

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Obermayer Attorneys Named 2018 Best Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that six of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the recently released 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence in the region. Obermayer’s selected Best Lawyers and their respective areas of practice are: Michael E....

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A Shifting Landscape – The Impact of Divorce & Other Litigation on Irrevocable Trusts

Previously published in Philadelphia Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section Newsletter, June 2017 What parent wants their hard-earned money getting distributed to a former daughter/son-in-law or a creditor of their child? In our estate planning practice, we have yet to meet such a parent.  Thus, we often recommend our clients (parents ...

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Top Ten Questions in the T & E World

Title:                     “Top Ten Questions in the T & E World” Date:                     Thursday, June 29, 2017 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                 Nina B. Stryker, Esquire                              Janene B. Reilly, Esquire ...

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Where is my Loved One’s Will?

A simple gift you can give to your family is letting them know where to find your original will. While it is possible to probate a copy, it is much more difficult and time-consuming.  During the initial mourning period, people may find it overwhelming to face the many tasks required of those left behind.  After the end of life celebration, ...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named To 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® And Rising Stars Lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. Obermayer 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Bankruptcy Charles M. Golden Business LitigationThomas A. LeonardWilliam J. Leonard Civil Litigation DefenseGary M. Samms Employment &...

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