Building an Islamic Estate Planning Practice As most of you know, over the past few years I’ve developed a niche law practice helping Muslim clients around the country with their estate and business planning needs. What started out as a small component of my practice has grown into an entire practice area in which we’ve…Details
Advantages of Investing in Opportunity Zones The new federal tax law passed in 2017 included an Investing in Opportunity Act. The Act established Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds. The Opportunity Zone Act was designed to stimulate investment in federal and state economically distressed areas. Taxpayers who invest in the Opportunity zones can benefit from several…Details
What is a Charitable Lead Trust? How does it work? What type of client could use one? (Our second in a multi-part series on advanced estate planning topics) A charitable lead trust (CLT) is essentially the reverse of a charitable remainder trust. It is an irrevocable trust which provides annual income to a designated charity.…Details
What is a Charitable Remainder Trust? (This is going to be the first in a series of advanced estate and charitable planning topics we are going to be covering each week) A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a powerful charitable vehicle that provides two essential benefits to the donor. The first benefit is a charitable tax…Details
Some Tax Suggestions for the End of 2018 The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 should have taxpayers thinking about things they can do – even in late December of 2018 – to help save on their federal taxes. While it’s great to focus on the holidays, focusing on taxes can help free up…Details
Yaser Ali Awarded Diversity Leader Award!
Congratulations to our managing attorney on being selected as a Diversity Leader Award Winner at Diversity Leadership Alliance’s annual conference on Thursday, November 29th. To learn more about DLA and the great work they’re doing in the Phoenix Area please visit http://www.diversityleadershipalliance.net/.
The Differences Between Community Property and Separate Property Arizona is one of about ten states that is a community property state. Most other states are common law states. Understanding the affects of being a community property state are a key issue in divorce proceedings. Whether your state is a community property state is also an…Details
Yaser Ali Named 40 under 40 Valley Leader by Phoenix Business Journal! Congratulations to our managing attorney, Yaser Ali on recently winning the Phoenix Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under 40 award! Thank you to our clients, colleagues, and friends for the nomination and support. We look forward to continuing to serve you, your families, and your…Details
Our team is excited to visit the Bay Area next weekend for two special presentations on Islamic Estate Planning. Topics include the following: What is Islamic Inheritance law? How can I protect my family and fulfill my religious obligations after my death? What is the difference between a will and a trust? How can I…Details
An Overview of the Trust Administration Process and How It Differs from Probate Wills and trusts are both legal documents that help transfer control and management of your assets. An experienced Arizona wills and trusts lawyer can explain which document is right for your goals and the needs of your loved ones. In general, wills…Details