Understanding the New Tax Law Changes: Considerations for Estate Planning

By: Christopher Burns , Stephen Hopkins , Maria Pitner | February 13, 2018
Taxes, Wills & Trusts Agreements

The new federal tax act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. While media coverage focused on cuts in the corporate tax rate (dropping from 35% to 21%) and adjustment to individual income tax brackets (now a top rate of 37%), there are other changes in the tax law that are important to understand […]


Christopher Burns Presented the “Heckerling Review” to the Twin Cities Estate Planning Council

By: Christopher Burns | February 24, 2016
Gift Tax, Powers of Attorneys, Probate, Taxes, Wills & Trusts Agreements

While Minnesota was enjoying mid-day high temperatures of -1, Christopher Burns was absorbing the content of the 50th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida. Christopher brings that content back to Twin Cities Estate Planning Council and shares what is new, what remains the same, and what to expect in legislative changes and Supreme […]


Spousal maintenance: when are the tax consequences considered?

By: Alan Eidsness , Jaime Driggs | Minnesota Lawyer | February 4, 2016
Divorce Settlements, Spousal Maintenance, Taxes

Alan Eidsness and Jaime Driggs have some guidance when it comes to the division of property in a family law article in Minnesota Lawyer™ Spousal maintenance is a tough issue for many reasons and the uncertainty surrounding whether tax consequences are considered makes it even more challenging. Read more at Spousal maintenance: when are the […]