Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Milton C. Shedd (1922-2002) – Businessman & Philanthropist In a life that spanned almost 80 years, Milton Shedd spent more than 3,500 days on the ocean and extracted untold numbers of striped marlin and white...

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Chinese Trusts?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Trusts

It is obvious that different cultures have different ways of doing things and different ways of looking at the world. These differences often lead to radically different ways of thinking and reasoning about what is...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

John Denver (1943-1997) – Musician, Singer, Songwriter & Activist Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer, songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. Denver began his music career in folk music groups...

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Thought for the Day:

/ By: satwood

Category: General

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers

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Hidden Gold and Intestate Succession

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

We have told you before that under the laws of Intestate succession your estate is distributed to your closest living relatives if you pass away without an estate plan or at least a Will. However,...

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The Triathlon Journey Continues

/ By: satwood

Category: General

Dear Family, Friends, Clients & Colleagues: It has been awhile since I wrote about one of my triathlons, so I thought I would share a story about one of my recent events. I hope you...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

William Lewis Moody, Jr. (`865-1954) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist William Lewis Moody was an American financier and entrepreneur from Galveston, Texas. In 1889, Moody persuaded his father to open a bank. Later, the family acquired...

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