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    Mark is a partner in the Louisville office and is a member of the Estate Planning and Corporate Services Departments. Mark concentrates his practice on business succession, estate planning and estate administration for ...

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to congratulate several of its clients who were recognized at this year’s Business First of Louisville “Business of the Year” Awards. The event was held Dec. 3 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. This year the awards ceremony had a record number of attendees with 450 people present. At the event, Business ...

The Menke family marked the 75th anniversary of OFS Brands in 2012. With help from Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, company leaders are taking steps to ensure the future of OFS Brands remains strong for generations to come. Meet OFS Brands President & CEO Hank Menke and Director of Operations Cory Menke along with BGD attorneys William J. Kaiser Jr., Mark H. Oppenheimer and James Reed in the ...

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Last week, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP held a St. Patrick’s Day Chili Cook-Off to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Home of the head-shaving event, St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research grants. Founded in 1999, the foundation and its volunteers have made it possible to fund more childhood cancer research grants than any ...

Posted in Tax and Finance

The end of the year is on the horizon and for those clients contemplating using their $5.12 million gift tax exemption before the year comes to an end, the process needs to start now. This exemption is a part of the huge Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax breaks that Congress passed in late 2010. 

Believe it or not, the gift and estate tax laws are back on the legislative radar again.

As you may know from our seminars earlier this year in Louisville, Lexington and Pikeville, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 made significant changes in December 2010 to the Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Tax laws. Overall ...

We all know the story of Cinderella.  Though her fairy Godmother warned her, she stayed at the ball too long.  When the clock hit twelve, she had trouble leaving with the clothes on her back.  Learn from her mistake. 

One of the biggest tax loopholes is a taxpayer's right to make tax-free $13,000 gifts to any number of donees ($26,000 if the taxpayer is married).  Making these gifts is an excellent ...

 To the great surprise of the entire estate planning community nationwide, Congress failed to amend the complicated one-year repeal of the Federal estate tax for decedents dying in 2010.  Depending on whether you believe that this tax will be retroactively reinstated by Congress later in 2010, and whether you believe that any retroactive enactment would be constitutional, you may want ...

 Many family business owners work a lifetime to create a valuable business. Without proper planning, this life’s work can be lost through retirement, disability or death.

While taxes have taken the headlines and the blame for failures in family business succession, they are rarely the main culprit. Many issues can be corrected or at least tempered by avoiding three of the most common ...

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