Positive Gift and Estate Tax News for 2019

The 2019 inflation adjusted amount for the federal gift and estate tax exemption is now $11.4 million per person. Because of “portability,” a husband and wife can either gift or pass upon death $22.8 without paying any gift or estate tax, regardless of how assets are titled among spouses. The $11.4 amount increased from the… Read »

Dedon Admitted as ACTEC Fellow

Cameron McEvoy, PLLC, is pleased to announce that John Dedon has been honored with admission as a Fellow into the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The College is the country’s leading association of estate and trust attorneys. ACTEC Fellows are only selected by nomination, and then the vote, of existing ACTEC members. “It… Read »

Estate Planning for Business Owners

On October 10, I gave an estate planning presentation for business owners sponsored by Access Bank and Middleburg Investment Group, pertaining to the importance of family and business planning while the tax law allows for $22.4 of tax free gifts. See the Announcement below. The concern for business owners and individuals with significant assets is… Read »

John Dedon Named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 2019

I am pleased to announce that I have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©  in the Trusts and Estates category. This is my seventh consecutive year making the Best Lawyers® list. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence…. Read »

John Dedon Panelist on Pre-Sale Planning and Wealth Management Presentation

On June 21, I was a panelist speaking on the topics described below, to an audience of lawyers, CPAs, wealth advisors and other professionals.  If you would like more information let me know.  Pre-Sale Planning and Wealth Management Experts Discuss Critical Issues Please join our expert panel as they discuss pre-sale planning and wealth management…. Read »

Give It While You Can – And Just As Importantly Document It!

Recently I wrote about the importance of affluent taxpayers taking advantage of the $22.4 million exemption while it is available. Deciding to give, and how to give, is the major issue but not the only issue. Filing a gift tax return (Form 709) and providing an appraisal to support the value is critical. The legal… Read »