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Posted on Jun 17, 2011

Commercial Law

Business Transactions

Nonprofit Corporations & Organizations

Employment Law

Condominium Law

International Real Estate Transactions

Attorneys John Newman, Jack Facey and Ron Morgan discuss various tax implications on U.S. real property owned by a non-resident, non-US citizen.

Top Pitfalls in Preparing Lady Bird Johnson Deeds

The following handout on the pitfalls of preparing LBJ deeds was presented at the 2008 Winter VBA Program in Burlington. It has been updated with information from the Vermont Department of Taxes on the PTR tax imposed on certain of such transfers. We have also added model language for joint representation, an issue raised during the two-hour program.

Vermont Estate Tax: To Decouple or Not?

In a major departure from current tax policy, the Vermont legislature is considering a bill to impose the Vermont estate tax on some estates where currently no federal estate tax would be due.

Congress Reforms Medicaid Asset Planning Rules

Attorneys Paula McCann and Ron Morgan detail the proposed changes to the Vermont Medicaid Manual, potentially affecting whether and to what extent Vermont pays for an individual’s long-term care.

Medicare: Do You Know Your Rights?

Attorney Paula McCann outlines a few basic rights that all Medicare beneficiaries have, starting with the most basic right of all—being treated with respect.

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