Designation of a Minor as an IRA Beneficiary

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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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Estate Tax Law

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Estate Planning is More Complex if You Live in Oregon and Have a Large Retirement Plan For many people, the largest asset in their estate is their 401K, retirement plan or IRA. … Continue reading

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Should Law Firms be Owned by Non-Lawyers?

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Mark C. Hoyt was interviewed for his thoughts by the Ethics Corner department in the latest edition of the Willamette University College of Law’s alumni magazine, Willamette Lawyer. ETHICS CORNER- In light … Continue reading

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All Lenders Should Be Aware of the MERS Decision

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On July 18, 2012, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided Niday v. GMAC Mortgage, LLC which impacts all lenders, even those who do not participate in the MERS program.  Essentially, the Court … Continue reading

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For Better or Worse

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Wedding venue booked?  Check.  Photographer selected?  Check.  Cake tasted?  Check.  Flower arrangements picked out?  Check.  Prenuptial agreement signed?  It should be. It is no secret that negotiating a prenuptial agreement is unromantic … Continue reading

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