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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!

NEW TAX CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Today, Congress passed a sweeping tax bill, as widely expected over the last few weeks. The bill passed solely along party lines, with no Democrats voting for the bill.  President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law, shortly.

The changes in the transfer tax laws made by this bill are as follows:

  • The gift and estate tax exemption is doubled beginning January 1, 2018, from $5,000,000 per person to $10,000,000, indexed for inflation.  For 2018, this equals $11,200,000 for individuals and $22,400,000 for married couples. The increase applies to the generation-skipping transfer tax exemption, as well
  • The foregoing increase of the gift, estate, and GST exemptions is set to expire in 2026, when the exemptions would revert to $5,000,000/$10,000,000 figures, adjusted for inflation.  This raises the question of whether, upon such expiration, there could be a so-called claw-back/penalty on any gifts made prior to 2026 which exceeded