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

Posted in Estate Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in 2017 increased the federal estate and gift tax exemption to $11.18 million per person, effective for the period of 2018 through the end of 2025.  This same law provides that, starting in 2026, the gift and estate tax exemption will decrease to $5 million per person, plus inflation adjustments. 

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 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 ...

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.

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. 

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.

 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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