Blog Posts in 2011

  • 8-Oct-2011

    The New Estate & Gift Tax Law

    In December, 2010, Congress passed the New Estate/Gift Tax Law which was made retroactive to January 1, 2010, effective through 2011 and 2012. Without some congressional action prior to January 1, 2013, the estate/gift tax will revert to the pre-2002 ...
  • 10-Sep-2011

    Your Rights & Responsibilities Under the Federal Wage & Hour Laws

    With very limited exception, all employers, regardless of size or total number of employees, are subject to the federal wage and hour laws. This means that virtually every employee must be paid at least the minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, for ...
  • 2-Jun-2011

    Planning for a Special Needs Trust

    One of the least discussed estate-planning issues is planning for a person with a disability. There is often discussion of ways to decrease taxes, probates, estates, but planning for life with a disability gets the short end of the stick. Planning ...
  • 13-May-2011

    Paid in full for your BP Vessel of Opportunity?

    If you were one of the 5,300 boat owners who was paid by BP during their Vessels of Opportunity program, you may not have been paid in full. Reports indicate that BP has breached some contracts with its Vessels of Opportunity owners by not paying ...
  • 8-Mar-2011

    Health Insurance Contracts with Out-of-Network Billing

    In today’s contentious and challenging world of healthcare law and regulation, there is no more controversial of an issue than understanding and deciphering the significance of the difference between a provider’s “in-net work” ...
  • 10-Feb-2011

    New Laws on Property Titles

    A new state law will help families obtain clear title on New Orleans properties after Hurricane Katrina in a quicker, more efficient manner. The legislature approved and Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed the Louisiana Small Successions Act. The new law ...
  • 7-Feb-2011

    Louisiana Workers Compensation Changes on the Horizon

    If employers have recently struggled enough with planning for their obligations to provide healthcare under the Obama regime, their headaches are only just beginning. The Louisiana legislature has now imposed additional requirements upon employers ...

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