Millennials Making Wills Amid COVID Highlights Risks of Inaction

The 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study documented a trend familiar to Trust & Estate attorneys: Younger adults are embracing the wisdom of making a will and engaging in estate planning amid fears and uncertainty created by COVID-19. The study revealed that younger adults are 63 percent more likely to have a will than


Estate Tax Law Changes Are on Hold for Now

Changes to the federal estate and gift tax laws that emerged from the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) have been removed from the latest version of the legislation. Key provisions to be dropped—at least for now—include dramatically lowering the estate and gift tax exemption amount, and


Attorney Weinshank Guides Distributions for Notable Foundations

Notable charitable foundations guided by Cramer & Anderson Partner Art Weinshank distributed nearly $200,000 in support so far this year to a wide range of nonprofits and public service organizations—with more assistance still to come. Attorney Weinshank manages the philanthropic legacy of the late Academy Award-nominated actor Richard Widmark as Vice President of The Jean Widmark &


Coronavirus Presents Estate Planning, Tax Saving Opportunities

The coronavirus-inspired rise in estate planning continues as people who fear for their health take necessary measures and others stop procrastinating and start estate plans or complete a process they began but then set aside. Media coverage of the phenomenon focuses on basics—the necessity of having a will, and the importance for parents of trust

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Ridgefield Symphony Event: Attorney Weinshank on Estate Planning

Attorney Josh Weinshank, Resident Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s Ridgefield office and the firm’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group Leader, is giving a special presentation Oct. 16 on tax efficient charitable giving and estate planning. The event is sponsored by the Ridgefield Orchestra Foundation (ROF). Entitled Estate Planning: Protect Your Assets and Smart

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