Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Eli Broad (1933- ) – Businessman & Philanthropist Graduating cum laude from Michigan State University, with a degree in accounting, Eli Broad went on to become the youngest Michigan resident to have attained the credentials...

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How Do I Fund My Trust?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Wills and Trusts

In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth...

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Thought for the Day:

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

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Charitable Lead vs. Charitable Remainder Trust

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Trusts

Estate planning typically entails the integration of numerous goals into one comprehensive plan. For example, providing for loved ones and gifting to charity can be accomplished in one trust by creating a charitable lead or...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Frank O’Dea is a Canadian entrepreneur, humanitarian, author, and public speaker. O’Dea’s adolescence and young adulthood were filled with many hardships, being homeless and having to panhandle until he was able to live in 50-cent-a-night...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Nelson Ackerman Eddy (1901-1967) – Singer Nelson Eddy was an American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s. He also performed in the opera, on the concert stage,...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: General

Nora Ephron (1941-2012) – Producer & Screenwriter Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. A talented writer and director, Ephron is known for her successful romantic comedies, such...

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