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Sherman Sherman Johnnie and Hoyt, LLP provides legal services to individuals and businesses in Oregon, Washington, and throughout the country from its base in Salem, Oregon.

Steve Tweet has retired from practicing law as of 12-19-14. We wish him well in the next chapter of life.

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May 1, 2014  How to Use Life Insurance in Your Financial and Estate Planning

Why Life Insurance Makes Sense After Recent Changes in Estate Tax Laws The federal and Oregon estate taxes are significant (together they can be 50% of net estate value) and are subject … Continue reading

  Transfer of Family Home to Minimize Taxes

The Change in Federal Law Effective 2013, Congress passed the American Tax Relief Act “ATRA” which contains provisions which impact both income tax and estate tax planning. ATRA increases income tax rates … Continue reading

April 22, 2014  Designation of a Minor as an IRA Beneficiary

Introduction Parents who have an IRA are concerned with the possibility that they will die simultaneously and the IRA will be left to their children. Another issue is that the single parent … Continue reading

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