Podcasts

- Dec 10, 2014

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The business judgment rule is a presumption that directors of a corporation or those who manage other entities make business decisions on an informed basis, in good faith, and with the honest belief that the course taken was in the best interest of the entity.  This podcast with Steven Migala explores the business judgment rule and explains its meaning and significance to those who serve as directors of corporations and who manage limited liability companies.

  • directors
  • managers
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • duty of care
  • business judgment rule

- Dec 10, 2014

3.5MB

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of the different types of trusts that can be created in estate planning.  But your work isn’t done just because you’ve finalized and signed your trust.  For a trust to function property, it must be “funded.”  But what does it mean to “fund” a trust, and why is the funding process so important?

  • estate planning
  • revocable trusts
  • living trusts
  • ILIT
  • life insurance trust
  • trust funding

- Dec 10, 2014

3.5MB

Taxpayers who owe money to the IRS should try to actively resolve their debt.  The IRS has many options from Offers in Compromise to Installment Agreements designed in order provide taxpayers with a fresh start.  If you currently have extensive tax debt and feel that you would benefit from the relief offered by the IRS, tune in to this podcast with Timothy Hughes of Lavelle Law to learn more about the options available to reduce or eliminate your tax debt. 

  • IRS Tax Liability
  • Offer in Compromise
  • abatement of taxes
  • tax debt
  • IRS collections

- Nov 18, 2014

3.5MB

The decision to divorce your spouse is not one taken lightly by the parties involved.  Filing for a divorce can quickly become a complicated and confusing ordeal, especially when children are in the mix.  Another complication that could arise is a “missing” spouse.  The court allows for these types of divorce, called a default divorce.  If you have questions about or have considered a default divorce, listen to this podcast with Heidi Kuffel of Lavelle Law to learn more. 

- Nov 5, 2014

Most people have heard about estate and gift taxes, but may not understand exactly what they are and when they apply.  In this podcast with Brian Warens, untangle the mysteries behind estate and gift taxes and find out what creates an estate or gift tax return filing obligation and/or liability.

- Nov 5, 2014

3.5MB

dentity theft has been in the news a lot lately. As the recent security breaches at Target and Home Depot show us, our personal information is more vulnerable than ever. But what are steps that you can take to protect yourself from identity theft and how can an attorney assist you if your identity is stolen?  This podcast with Courtney Kleshinski of Lavelle Law will discuss these points and more and provide clarity on how to protect yourself from Identity Theft. 

 
 
 

- Oct 31, 2014

3.5MB

People often throw around terms like “sole custody,” “joint custody,” and “full custody.” But what does that really mean? This podcast with Kristina Regal of Lavelle Law explores different types of custody rights, and the implications of those rights over the lifetime of a child.

- Oct 31, 2014

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Due to changes in IRS reporting requirements for tax-exempt entities in recent years, many entities have lost their tax-exempt status, which can cause significant issues both for those entities and for any individuals donating to them. This podcast with Joshua Nesser of Lavelle Law will discuss what can cause an entity to lose its exempt status and what can be done to have this status reinstated.

- Oct 1, 2014

3.5MB

Unemployment is not a free pass for unemployed workers – find out what defenses you may have to a former worker’s claim for unemployment benefits in this podcast with Lance Ziebell of Lavelle Law.

- Sep 24, 2014

3.5MB

After you have filed a Complaint or responded to a Complaint by filing an Answer to the Complaint, the next phase of the litigation is called discovery.  Discovery typically begins by sending Interrogatories and Requests for the Production of Documents, Objects and Tangible Things (“Requests to Produce”).  Interrogatories are written questions and Requests to Produce are requests for documents, objects and tangible things.  This Podcast with Jennifer Burt of Lavelle Law will review the process and provide an overview of what to expect. 

  • discovery
  • interrogatories
  • requests for production of documents
  • objection

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