Choice of entity

Pre-Exit Planning Video 4-Earn-outs and Contingent Purchase Price Adjustments

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 4th of nine videos of Episode 4: Planning the Exit, which focuses on the use of earn-outs, contingent purchase price adjustments and other creative ways of structuring acquisitions and pre-sale transactions. Continue reading

Navigating Rough Waters Video 5-Minority Shareholders

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this 5th of eight videos of Episode 3: Navigating Rough Waters, which focuses on the perils and complications of having minority shareholders and a case study to illustrate. Continue reading

Tax Bill – More on the New 20% Pass-Through Deduction

As I noted in a prior blog post, the new tax bill (TCJA) creates new Code Section 199A that provides for a 20% deduction for the non-wage portion of pass-through income. NOTE: The deduction is limited to 50% of an entity’s W-2 wages for married joint filers with income over $315,000 and single filers with income over $157,500. This deduction sunsets after 2025. Continue reading

Tax Bill Passes Senate; Great News for Real Estate Developers

By a slim margin of 51-48, the Senate passed the tax reform bill on December 19th. Included among the provisions is a hidden benefit for real estate developers. The bill contains a 20% deduction for qualified business income (QBI) from pass-through entities under new Code §199A. QBI generally is defined… Continue reading

Launching Your Business Video 4 – Choice of Entity

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq. for this fourth and final video segment of Episode 1: Launching the Business, which focuses on considerations in choosing the right form of entity for your business. Continue reading

Corporate Tax Rate Cut Discussions Continue

As reported by BNA, House Ways and Means members are discussing a gradual phase-in for the corporate tax-rate cut that President Donald Trump and Republican leaders want — decreased down to 20 percent by 2022. The phase-in plan has been considered, but may not yet be final, as deliberations… Continue reading

Advanced Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, pt. 3/8

Please join Wayne M. Zell, Esq., for this video presentation of his Estate Planning Bootcamp for Financial Advisors, Session 5, part 3 of 8. This video continues discussion of asset protection planning, focusing on exemptions, insurance and business entity protection.

Tax Extenders Package Includes Permanent S corporation Relief

As you may know by now, on December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law “The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act”, which made permanent many expiring or expired provisions of tax law and further extended other provisions.  Hidden among the provisions as a significant change affecting S… Continue reading

Asset Protection Planning-Part 4-Business entities, trusts and case studies

Please listen to Part 4 of a four-part podcast by Wayne M. Zell, Esq. on Protecting Your Assets from Creditors and Predators.   This final segment focuses on business entity planning, trusts and case studies in asset protection.

Asset Protection Planning-Part 3-Insurance and Exemptions

Please listen to Part 3 of a four-part podcast by Wayne M. Zell, Esq. on Protecting Your Assets from Creditors and Predators.   This segment emphasizes the importance of insurance in your asset protection planning and what exemptions may be available from the claims of creditors.… Continue reading



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