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Summaries of State Decanting Statutes

Decanting is a technique that permits a trustee to make certain modifications to an irrevocable trust. While a few states permit decanting under the common law, about half of the states have adopted decanting statutes.

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Employer-Sponsored Charities May Allow Businesses to Help Employees Affected by Recent Disasters

The destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the wildfires in California have led to an outpouring of charitable gifts and donations.

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SEC Proposed Rule Changes Intended to Simplify Regulation S-K

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments last week that are intended to both simplify and modernize Regulation S-K’s disclosure requirements.

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Pruitt Declares “The War Against Coal is Over”

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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Treasury to Withdraw Proposed Regulations Restricting or Eliminating Valuation Discounts

The U.S. Department of the Treasury plans to withdraw proposed regulations issued in August 2016 that would have narrowed or eliminated taxpayers’ ability to claim valuation discounts on transfers of interests in family-controlled entities.

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Funding Hurricane Relief: Limitations Suspended for Charitable Contributions

The President signed into law the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Action of 2017 last week, which provides tax incentives for those making charitable contributions to assist in the relief efforts underway in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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New Partnership Audit Rules Will Radically Change Partnership Tax Examinations

The rules for auditing partnership income tax returns will change radically beginning in 2018.

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What’s Your Name, Man?

Alexander Hamilton did do a million things, and made his name known. If he was alive today, he likely would be very concerned about his name and its value and use after his death. He would benefit from planning concerning his right of publicity.

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Pharma Giants in Antitrust Pricing Lawsuit over Biosimilars

Pfizer sued Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in federal court in Pennsylvania last week, alleging anticompetitive discounts and other actions to prevent competition with J&J’s biologic Remicade.

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Increases to Gift and Estate Tax Exclusions Projected for 2018

Increases to the annual gift tax exclusion, and the U.S. estate tax, gift tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax (GST) exemptions are projected for 2018, providing favorable opportunities for tax-efficient wealth transfers.

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Senate Democrats Propose Major Changes in Antitrust Review of Mergers

Fears of increased concentration in certain industries have led to calls in the media for greater antitrust scrutiny of mergers.

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New Legislation Gives More Time for Medical Device Reporting

Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

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Selling Recalled Products: CPSC Fines Home Depot

Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

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Utilities Empowered to Help Shape How Coal Ash is Regulated

Schiff Hardin Energy & Environmental Law Adviser

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Comply or Resist? Responding to IRS Summonses Just Got More Complicated

The IRS’s power to obtain documents, electronically stored information, and even sworn testimony has often been likened to the broad investigative power of a grand jury.

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Important EEO-1 and I-9 Updates

Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape