Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

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Hedda Hopper (1885-1966) – Gossip Columnists Hedda Hopper was one of America’s best-known gossip columnists. She had been a middling actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the...

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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) – Lawyer & Author Erle Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories, like his best-selling Perry Mason series. He attended law school for approximately one month, then settled in California where he became a self-taught attorney and passed the state bar exam in 1911. He opened his own law office in Merced, California, then worked for five years for a sales agency. In 1921, he returned to the practice of law, creating the firm of Sheridan, Orr, Drapeau and Gardner in Ventura, California. Gardner later gave up the practice of law to devote full-time to writing. Even though Gardner gained popularity with his detective series, consider what happened to his estate. 35% Shrinkage of the Estate $1,795,092 Gross Estate $ 636,705 Total Settlement Cost $1,158,387 Final Estate Value Erle Gardner was a famous author, but even well-known authors an fail to properly plan. If you want to minimize your estate planning taxes and/or avoid the probate process, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P. for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.

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Philip Berber (1958- ) – Businessman & Philanthropist Philip Berber is an Irish millionaire and philanthropist. Berber attended University College Dublin and graduated with a Business Communication degree. In 1984, he set up a high-tech...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) – Lawyer & Author Erle Gardner was an American lawyer and author of detective stories, like his best-selling Perry Mason series. He attended law school for approximately one month, then settled...

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Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

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John Paul Jones DeJoria (1944- ) – Businessman & Philanthropist John Paul DeJoria is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The...

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