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A Dangerous Trend, Thoughts on Incivility and Workplace Bullying

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     For many companies, their greatest asset (and expense) is their people. With that in mind, leaders should strive to develop a working environment that is safe, engaging and cohesive. A huge impediment… Read More »

Estate Planning: It’s Not Just About the Estate Taxes

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     When we plan our lives and our estates, it’s not all about the estate taxes. Of course, estate taxes should be taken into consideration, but there are many more important factors. That’s… Read More »

6 Vital Steps to Take When Moving Your Law Firm to a New Location

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     You’ve finally selected the beautiful new office space, hired the moving company, and connected your phone and Internet service. Maybe you’ve even sent an announcement to all of your clients. You’re finally… Read More »

You Never Know: Planning for the Unexpected

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     There are few certainties in life. One of the certainties is death. We all know we are going to die…at least we know this in theory. We don’t know when. We don’t… Read More »

Incapacity Planning

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     People plan to die. We know it’s going to happen. Perhaps we have life insurance to cover our financial responsibilities and care for our loved ones. We may have a Will to… Read More »

Planning for the International Client

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     Today’s world is increasingly mobile. It’s increasingly common for estate planning attorneys to have clients who weren’t born in the United States or who own property outside of the United States. How… Read More »

6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 6: Taxes

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     When planning, taxes are an important consideration. Of course, that does not mean they are the only consideration, or even the most important consideration. That’s the reason taxes appear as the final… Read More »

Estate Planning is Too Important to Procrastinate

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     Most of us recognize that estate planning is the loving and responsible thing to do. Yet, only 44% of adult Americans even have so much as a simple Will, according to a Gallup poll…. Read More »

6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Assets

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     People work much of their lives to accumulate assets, often in tax-favored vehicles such as IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement plans. It’s often desirable to stretch-out withdrawals from these assets,… Read More »

6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 4: Beneficiary Designations

This article is a compliment of  THE LAW OFFICE OF JOHANN CHAU Written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys     Beneficiary designations are a powerful tool in estate planning. They are a simple way to direct that specific assets go where desired. However, they must be used with care and coordinated with… Read More »