The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued final regulations that may increase the amount of the gift tax exemption available to a surviving spouse.  Specifically, the IRS issued final regulations
Continue Reading Estate Tax Law Update: IRS Issues Final Regulations Authorizing Portability of a Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion (DSUE)

arbitrationIt is no secret that arbitration has become a common alternative to traditional courtroom litigation.  Arbitration clauses are widely employed in domestic and international commercial contracts.  With the advent of
Continue Reading Appellate Court Confirms That Revised Florida Arbitration Code Is In Step With The Federal Arbitration Act On Threshold Questions Of Arbitrability And Validity

Hocus pocusEarlier this month, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal released its opinion in the matter of Zelman v. Zelman, Case No. 4D14-1858 (4th DCA September 2, 2015).  This opinion
Continue Reading Court Rejects “Legal Hocus Pocus” In Ruling That Family Members Are “Interested Persons” With The Right To Participate In Guardianship Proceedings