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2014 First-Quarter Important Federal Tax Developments

During the first quarter of 2014, there were many important federal tax developments. This letter highlights some of the more significant developments for you. As always, contact our office if you have any questions. Tax reform  In February, House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp, R-Mich., unveiled a massive tax reform bill. Camp proposed to overhaul the Tax Code by reducing the number of individual tax brackets, lowering the corporate tax rate, and eliminating or modifying many popular tax incentives.

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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? John:  Good, thanks. So Dan, I’m thinking about buying a business. What issues should I be looking for? Dan:  The biggest issue that you need

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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. Dan, what is estate planning? Dan:  John, estate planning can mean different things for different people. In our firm, a good summary of estate planning

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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. Dan, what entity choices do I have in forming a business? Dan:  In Massachusetts, John, the simplest form of conducting business is a sole proprietorship.

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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 encompasses a lot of different things. Probate is the process , the legal process by which the affairs of a deceased person are managed or

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