Read the Fine Print of Your Beneficiary Designation Form!

When an individual opens an individual retirement account (“IRA”), the beneficiary designation form must be completed.  If married, many individuals will name their spouse first and then their children, if any. While this designation may or may not be good planning, an issue can arise if these named beneficiaries are…

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Be Careful Who You “Friend”!

A recent email from my colleague, Joe Corsmeier, who writes an excellent blog on lawyer discipline and various ethics opinions, points out an issue of which practicing lawyers need to be aware. In a recent Miami case, a motion was made to recuse a judge because the judge was “friends”…

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