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The Perils of Portmanteau Names

– Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash A portmanteau is a linguistic blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined into a new word. Common language examples include smog, which is a combination of the words smoke and fog, and … Continue reading

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US Tax Perils of International Community Property

US tax liabilities and requirements to file US tax and information returns are impacted by community property laws that exist in many foreign countries across the globe.  Today’s blog post will examine some of these issues and set the stage … Continue reading

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the perils of default judgments against speech: showing up late can prove onerous

Lokosky v. Gass, No. 1 CA-SA 18-0101, 2018 WL 3150499 (Az. Ct. App. Jun. 28, 2018)Respondents (not Gass, who’s the judge, named for procedural reasons) sued Lokosky for false advertising and related claims seeking to compel Lokosky to "remove from … Continue reading

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NOT BORN IN THE USA?THE PERILS OF BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS By Richard J. Parker: Shareholder in Parker, Butte, & Lane, P.C. (reprinted with permission of the author, December, 2017) Immigration status is a complex legal issue for anyone … Continue reading

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The Perils and Pitfalls of Grantor Trust Triggers

Non-grantor trusts can be beneficial to clients to lower state income taxes. Generally most trusts are non-grantor trusts, but if the grantor retains, or is deemed to retain, certain powers or interests in a trust, then the trust’s income, deductions… … Continue reading

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