Estate Planning Newsletter – January 2017

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THE IRS GETS PAID BEFORE THE EXECUTOR   In the case of U.S. vs. Spoor, the 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals held that the special estate tax lien on property under Code Section 6324A is not subject to an executor’s claim for administrative expenses, and therefore the executor’s expenses do not take priority… Read More

Business Transaction Newsletter – January 2017

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KNOW HOW THE CONTRACT IS SIGNED OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES   Previously, I have written about cases where leases were signed in an inexact manner as to whether it was intended by the parties that an individual would guarantee a lease in his or her personal capacity.  (See Newsletters dated November, 2013 and July, 2015.) … Read More

Estate Planning Newsletter – December 2016

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BE THOROUGH AND COMPLETE IN FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS FOR INSURANCE   In the case of Lane v. American General Life & Accident Insurance Co., the Tennessee Court of Appeals denied a claim for life insurance benefits on the grounds that the insured made a material misrepresentation on the life insurance policy application.  In the Lane… Read More

Employment Law Alert – December 2016

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NEW AMENDMENTS TO TENNESSEE EMPLOYMENT LAWS   With a new year approaching, we also have some new amendments to Tennessee employment laws set to take effect on January 1, 2017.  Below is a summary of new Tennessee laws affecting employers.   E-Verify Program Tennessee employers have had the option of either using the E-Verify Program… Read More

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