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As of July 1, 2017, Georgia has a new Uniform Power of Attorney Act ("UPOAA") which applies to all Power of Attorney ("POA") documents executed on or after this date. This presentation will first review the basics of these new rules, including both the good and the bad. Second, it will cover your POA form options in light of these new rules. Lastly, it will cover drafting issues if [...]
Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. Achieves Highest Metro Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers for Sixth Consecutive Year
Alpharetta, Ga., November 1, 2017 – Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list as a Tier 1 regional practice in Trusts and Estates for the sixth consecutive year. Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 26, 2017 – Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C., an award-winning law firm specializing in trust and estate law, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Allison L. Byrd. With more than 20 years as a practicing attorney in Georgia, Byrd’s areas of concentration include estate planning, probate law, and alternative dispute resolution. “It’s an honor to join such a well-respected and trusted legal team,” said Byrd. “I’m [...]
On September 27, 2017, President Trump announced the release of a “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” (the “Framework”). A copy of the Framework can be found at http://src.bna.com/sS3. The Framework was produced by the influential group known as the “Big Six.”1 The stated objectives of the changes outlined in the Framework are (1) to make the tax code simpler and fairer, (2) to reduce income taxes and [...]
Georgia Supreme Court Speaks: Married Persons Are Free to Transfer Assets and Proper Title is Critical to Accomplish Intended Transfers (Gibson v. Gibson)
On June 5, 2017, the Georgia Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Gibson v. Gibson, S17F0593 (Ga. 2017). In Gibson, the Court considered the scope of a married person’s power to freely transfer his or her own assets to a third party.
Beginning on July 1, 2017, a new Uniform Power of Attorney Act (the “UPOAA”) applies to most written, general financial Powers of Attorney (“POAs”) created by individuals in Georgia. This newsletter is Part 3 of our three-part series on the UPOAA.1 Part 1 covered the most important aspects of the UPOAA other than the power provisions. Part 2 covered the power provisions. This Part 3 will review the Statutory Form [...]
Alpharetta, GA. August 15, 2017 —Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C., is pleased to announce that Richard M. Morgan has been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Richard has been named to this prestigious list. Best Lawyers is the oldest [...]
Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C., Congratulates Mairin McGinley for Passing the Bar & Welcomes Julia Perez to the Firm
Alpharetta, GA. July 13, 2017 —Morgan and DiSalvo, P.C., is pleased to congratulate Mairin Ashley McGinley, Esq., for passing the Georgia Bar Exam and announce the hiring of Julia Perez as administrative assistant. With a full-time, licensed associate attorney on board as well as a proven administrative professional, we are able to effectively respond to our growing estate planning practice and continue to provide an exceptional experience for our clients. [...]
Beginning on July 1, 2017, a new Uniform Power of Attorney Act (the “UPOAA”) will apply to most written, general financial Powers of Attorney (“POAs”) created by individuals in Georgia. This Newsletter is Part 2 of our 3-part series on the UPOAA.1 Part 1 covered the most important aspects of the UPOAA other than the power provisions. This Part 2 covers the power provisions. Part 3 will review the Statutory [...]
NEWS ALERT: With Revenue Procedure 2017-34, the IRS Effectively Allows a Two-Year Window for Portability Elections in Smaller Estates and Grants an Easy Second Chance at the Election for Some of Them
by Loraine M. DiSalvo - Prior to 2010, the federal estate tax exemption (now known more commonly as the “Basic Exclusion Amount”) was a use-it-or-lose-it benefit...