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August, 2016 Archives

Archives for August 2016

Changes to Business Valuation Discounts on the Horizon

Late 2016, the IRS proposed measures that would effectively reduce, or outright eliminate, the possibility for valuation discounts on estate transfers. Businesses will have to seek a commercial attorney to help figure out just how to transfer their assets to family members without the gift tax claiming large portions of it. How Valuation Discounts Currently Work Valuation discounts serve to lower market value of privately held companies, or their stock, when transferring those assets to … [Read more...]

Shoddy Workmanship Puts Buildings on Shaky Ground

Construction defects can include everything from cosmetic damage to serious structural defects that place property and lives in danger. In Illinois, individuals and their business law attorney can seek compensation for these defects. Common causes of construction defects include improper soil preparation and analysis of soil conditions, inadequate site selection and planning, as well as insufficient civil and structural engineering. Other causes can include the use of defective or deficient … [Read more...]

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