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Texas Trust Law Attorney Zachary Wiewel discusses the Corporate Transparency Act

Texas Trust Law Attorney Zachary Wiewel discusses the Corporate Transparency Act

Texas Trust Law Attorney Zachary Wiewel discusses the Corporate Transparency Act

We are always thrilled when one of our attorneys is featured in industry leading publications. Recently Zachary Wiewel was featured in a article discussing the increasing importance of the Corporate Transparency Act.

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) became effective on January 1, 2021, but has just now entered its implementation phase. It is a federal law that imposes stringent reporting requirements on business entities. Zach discusses who must make the required reporting and what they must report. He also breaks down the potential penalties for non-compliance. This act and its requirements may have a significant impact on those individuals and families that maintain LLCs and other corporate vehicles in their estate planning.

We hope you take a moment to read this informative article.

Texas Trust Law Attorney Zachary Wiewel discusses the Corporate Transparency Act can be found at the link below:

If you would like to learn more about Zachary Wiewel, JD, LL.M. (Tax) please visit his bio.


Meetings with attorneys always seem to deal with the WHAT and HOW of estate planning and probate. At Texas Trust Law we call ourselves The Peace of Mind People®. We want to take a moment and tell you WHY we do what we do.

Here is the WHY of Texas Trust Law: We LOVE taking complex legal concepts and making those understandable to our clients and their advisors so they can take action. That then allows us to bring peace of mind to our clients and their family if they become incapacitated, at death, and when they are concerned about protecting themselves, their wealth, and their loved ones from predators, problematic family members and the IRS.

COVID 19 update: Emergency estate planning decisions

COVID 19 UPDATE: Emergency Estate Planning Decisions

COVID 19 update: Emergency estate planning decisions. Though it may be hard not to panic when the grocery store shelves are empty, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 keeps rising, and we see sobering statistics across the globe … we will not overcome this challenge with a panicked response.

Nonetheless, there are certain things we all need to be doing right now – and your public health officials are the best resource on how to stay personally safe and help prevent the virus from spreading.

When it comes to the seriousness of this outbreak, however, there also are some critical estate planning decisions you should make – or review – right now.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Who will make medical decisions for me should I become severely ill and unable to make these decisions myself?
  2. Who will make my financial decisions in that same situation — for example, who will be authorized to sign my income tax return, write checks or pay my bills online?
  3. Who is authorized to take care of my minor children in the event of my severe illness? What decisions are they authorized to make? How will they absorb the financial burden?
  4. If the unthinkable happens – what arrangements have I made for the care of my minor children, any family members with special needs, my pets or other vulnerable loved ones?
  5. How will my business continue if I were to become seriously ill and unable to work, even remotely … or in the event of my death?

These are the most personal decisions to make right now to protect yourself and your loved ones during this emergency. Now is also a good time to ask yourself if you have plans in place for the smooth transfer of your assets and preservation of your legacy.

For this COVID 19 update we are ready to help walk you through these emergency estate planning decisions, understand the ramifications of your choices, and memorialize your plans in binding legal documents. We are currently offering no-contact initial conferences remotely if you prefer. Book a call now or email us and let us help you make the right choices for yourself and your loved ones.

If you would like to learn more about emergency estate planning, please visit our previous posts. 

Information in our blogs is very general in nature and should not be acted upon without first consulting with an attorney. Please feel free to contact Texas Trust Law to schedule a complimentary consultation.
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