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Bleyer and Lane Accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute of ACTEC

Andrew Bleyer and Lana Lane, associates in the Private Client Group, St. Louis, Missouri, have been accepted into the inaugural class of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  The Heart of America Fellows Institute was created by ACTEC Fellows to develop the profession’s future leaders in trust and estate law through a series of in-depth educational presentations led by outstanding subject matter experts in each filed from across the U.S.  The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process.  The program begins in November 2018 and concludes in May 2019.

Aretha Franklin: The Future of Another Musical Icon’s Estate Left Uncertain

Please enjoy our first cross-Atlantic blog post since the merger of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner.  Caroline Ferrigan is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s London office.  Stephanie Moll is a Private Client Partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Denver and St Louis offices.

 

The music world was left mourning the death of another legend recently with the passing of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  A woman with a voice full of power and emotion, her death leaves a musical landscape with few (if any) who can emulate someone rated by Rolling Stone as the greatest singer of all time.  However, as well as leaving a gaping hole in the music industry, Aretha Franklin’s death may also leave an estate administration headache, as

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Attorneys Make Private Client Global Elite 2018 List

August 30, 2018

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Private Client Global Elite is the list of the world’s elite lawyers advising ultra-high net worth clients.  Congratulations to Dyke Arboneaux, Marcus Dearle, Martin Paisner and Rupert Ticehurst for being featured as “Elite” this year, and to Simon Goldring, Jessica Henson and Ruben Sinha featured as “Ones to Watch.”

Team Members Recognized for Fiduciary Litigation

August 23, 2018

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Douglas Stanley, Shannon Barks, and Kathleen Sherby of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner were all recognized as Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates Litigation.  Congratulations!

The Best Lawyers in America© is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., and inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review.

The Best Lawyers in America© Team Members

August 22, 2018

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Congratulations to our Team Members Kimberly Civins, Michael Bland, Renee Gabbard, Shannon Barks, John Ready, Steve Daiker, Larry Brody, John Schaperkotter and Kathy Sherby for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the Trusts and Estates category.  Congratulations to our Team Members, Gino Serra, Frank Wolff, and Keith Kehrer, for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the Nonprofit / Charities Law category.

The Best Lawyers in America© is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., and inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review.

Steve Daiker of BCLP’s Private Client Group Selected as “Lawyer of the Year”

August 17, 2018

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Stephen B. Daiker, partner and leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Private Client practice group, was selected by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” for the 2019 year.  Several other BCLP attorneys were also honored.  Congratulations to all!

Updates to Charitable Contribution Procedures

Originally posted on BCLPCharityLaw.com.

Written by Summer Associate, Brandi Miller.

To simplify compliance for grantors and contributors to tax-exempt organizations, the IRS recently issued an updated revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2018-32) that combines previously scattered guidance on deductibility and reliance issues. The new revenue procedure explains when grantors and contributors may rely on a listing of an organization on an IRS database of organizations eligible to receive contributions under Sec. 170 for purposes of determining whether the grants or contributions may be deductible under Sec. 170.

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The IRS maintains and updates two different publicly available databases on organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under Sec. 170. The first lists organizations that are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable donations (eligible organization list), and the second is an extract of certain information concerning tax-exempt organizations from the IRS electronic Business Master File (the EOB MF Extract).

Historically, the eligible

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