Treasury Seeks to Eliminate Valuation Discounts through Newly Issued Proposed Regulations under IRC Section 2704

Thu 4 Aug, 2016 / by / General

Proposed Treasury Regulations: Section 25.2701-2, Section 25.2704-1, Section 25.2704-2, and Section 25.2704-3. One fundamental aspect in estate and gift tax (“transfer taxes”) planning is how to value transferred assets. Transfer taxes are generally assessed on the value of the asset transferred based on what a willing buyer would pay and a willing seller would accept if each were under no compulsion to buy or sell. The valuation becomes difficult, and nuanced, when a taxpayer owns …

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Cable Huston Attorneys Named to 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Mon 11 Jul, 2016 / by / General

Eight attorneys from Cable Huston have been named to the Oregon Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state for 2016. Lawyers recognized as “Super Lawyers” amount to no more than 5 percent of lawyers statewide. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The “Rising Star” designation is limited to no more than …

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Cable Huston Attorneys Ranked by Chambers 2016 High Net Worth Guide

Wed 6 Jul, 2016 / by / General

Cable Huston is pleased to announce that Anita Grinich and Robert Huston have been recognized among the private wealth law leading advisers in the first edition of Chambers High Net Worth 2016 guide. A fellow lawyer says that “Anita is extremely active in the Bar and she has a high-level practice,” and another source says: “I’ve seen her work and her work is very good.” Fellow attorneys report that Robert Huston “is easy to work …

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Are Utility Pole-Mounted Cameras Unlawful?

Mon 13 Jun, 2016 / by / General

The recent occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon produced no shortage of unusual scenes. Among them was occupier Levoy Finnicum scaling a utility pole near a power transformer and prying open a white box attached to the top. Inside the box were two video cameras — apparently used to monitor the activities of the occupiers. The cameras were tossed to the ground and denounced by the occupiers as further evidence of the …

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