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POLST Form: Do I need one?

  You may have heard of something called the POLST Form (“POLST”) and wondered if you need one. The POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a relatively unknown and certainly underutilized document which can assist with advance care planning for seriously ill individuals.  Continue Reading

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Donations that Qualify for a Charitable Deduction

  An individual’s motivation for making a charitable donation is not necessarily the charitable deduction.  Nonetheless, taking advantage of the deduction is a nice benefit.  Not all charitable donations; however, qualify for a charitable deduction.  The following tips will help ensure the donation qualifies for the charitable deduction: C...

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The New New Jersey Uniform Trust Code: Creating Uniformity for Beneficiaries, Trustees and the Professionals that Advise Them

As an estate planning attorney, it is hard to contain my excitement that a version of the Uniform Trust Code (“NJUTC”) was enacted in New Jersey on January 19, 2016 with an effective date of July 17, 2016. With its passage, New Jersey joins at least 28 other states (including our neighbor, Pennsylvania) that have enacted legislation based on ...

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January Tax Tidbits

Tax Tips for January 2017 are listed below. Rev Rul 2017-02, 2017-3 IRB January 2017 Rates:  Section 7520 Rate: 2.4% Annual Short Term AFR (0‐3 years): 0.96% Annual Mid Term AFR  (3‐9 years): 1.97% Annual Long Term AFR (over 9 years): 2.75% Continue Reading

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Nina Stryker Receives 2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Nina B. Stryker received the “2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award,” which is presented annually by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.  The award honors an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning. Chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department...

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New Jersey Estate Tax To Be Phased Out

With the ringing in of the New Year, residence of New Jersey woke up to a new estate tax exemption level – $2 million (increased from $675,000).  This increase was a part of the negotiated tax bill that became  law effective November 1, 2016.  Continue Reading

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Barbara Little Speaks at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Barbara E. Little presented at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice professional advisors seminar, “Advanced Estate Care Planning: What Matters Most to Your Clients: Comfort, Security, Dignity and Respect.” The seminar explored the legal and ethical issues surrounding the representation of a cli...

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Obermayer Named Top Firm in Philadelphia

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP was named a “Tier 1” firm in Philadelphia for family law, litigation – trusts & estates, and trusts & estates law in the 2016-2017 edition of Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms by U.S News and World Report. The U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that seven 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: Michae...

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The New New Jersey Uniform Trust Code:

July 18, 2016 -- As of this week, the New Jersey Uniform Trust Code is in effect.  In honor of it’s “birth day” we wanted to repost our overview originally posted in February 2016.  The New New Jersey Uniform Trust Code: Creating Uniformity for Beneficiaries, Trustees and the Professionals that Advise Them As an estate planning attorney,...

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