Buying and Selling a Business

Buying and Selling a Business

John Maher:  Hi, I’m John Maher. Today I’m here with Dan Doherty, an attorney and shareholder of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff and Morse, one of the most prominent law firms on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Today we’re talking about buying and selling a business. Welcome, Dan. Dan Doherty:  Hi, John. How are you? […]

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Estate Planning

John Maher:  Hi, I’m John Maher. Today, I’m here with Dan Doherty, an attorney and shareholder of MacLean Holloway Doherty Ardiff & Morse, one of the most prominent law firms on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Today, we’re talking about estate planning. Welcome, Dan. Dan Doherty:  Hi, John. How are you? John:  Good, thanks. […]

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Business Formation

John Maher:  Hi, I’m John Maher. Today, I’m here with Dan Doherty, an attorney and shareholder of MacLean Holloway Doherty, Ardiff & Morse, one of the most prominent law firms on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Today, we’re talking about business formation. Welcome, Dan. Dan Doherty:  Hi, John. How are you? John:  Good, thanks. […]

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The Probate Process

John Maher:  Hi, I’m John Maher. Today, I’m here with Dan Doherty, an attorney and shareholder of MacLean Holloway Doherty Ardiff & Morse, one of the most prominent law firms on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Today, we’re talking about probate. Dan, what is probate? Dan Doherty:  John, probate, that’s a large term that […]

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Trusts

What is a trust? A trust is a separate legal entity for holding and investing property.  One or more persons (the “trustee”) holds property, usually real estate or investments, for the benefit of another or several other people (the “beneficiary”).  The person who gives the property for the trust is known as the “donor” or […]

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Making the Most of Your Retirement Benefits

The stock market growth of the past few years has added tremendous value to the retirement plans of many Americans and made it much easier to maintain their standard of living once they stop working. However, it has made one of the more difficult financial and legal planning decisions facing most Americans that much more […]

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The Probate Process

What is the Probate Process? Probate is the process by which a deceased person’s property, known as the “estate,” is passed to his or her heirs and legatees (people named in the will).  The entire process, supervised by the probate court, usually takes about a year.  However, substantial distributions from the estate can be made […]

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Estate Planning Terms

No one likes to think about one’s own death.  However, planning ahead can help your family avoid unnecessary complications, delay and expense.  This may be done through wills, trusts, joint ownership, and life insurance.  In addition, modern estate planning also includes “life” planning through powers of attorney and health care proxies.  These enable someone else […]

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Tax Update – Fiscal Cliff

Congress passed legislation, which President Obama indicated he would sign, to avoid the fiscal cliff.  The legislation would allow tax rates to rise on the nation’s highest earners while also extending dozens of tax cuts for individuals and businesses. Specifically, the bill: Raises the top tax rate to 39.6% for married couples earning $450,000; single taxpayers […]

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