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Mar 2020


As part of the stimulus package relief, businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for up $10 million dollars in loans, which can be used for payroll and other expenses, like insurance premiums, mortgages, rent or utilities. The federal government has allocated $370 billion for this program. SO LONG AS THE COMPANIES EITHER: (1) DO NOT LAY OFF WORKERS; or (2) REHIRE THE ONES…

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Mar 2020

Tax Day Extended to July 15th!

Last week I shared with you Treasury’s and the IRS’ decision to extend the PAYMENT date for 2019 federal income taxes to July 15 as a result of COVID-19. This means payments for 2019 federal income taxes will be timely if paid by July 15, not the normal deadline of April 15. This also means penalties and interest will not begin to accrue until July…

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Mar 2020

UPDATE – SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – COVID-19 Crisis

UPDATE!!! – North Carolina has just been approved for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are loans guaranteed by the SBA available to businesses, profit and non-profit. Eligibility depends upon whether the business is located in a federal disaster declaration area. Businesses can apply for an EIDL of up to two million dollars for secured loans and $25,000.00 for unsecured loans….

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Oct 2019

November 7th Seminar Postponed

The seminar “Planning for the Worst and Hoping for the Best: Asset Protection Strategies for Business and Estates” has been postponed.  A scheduling conflict has arisen for presenting partner Scott K. Tippett, requiring a court appearance in Charlotte that day.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will announce the rescheduled date when it is confirmed.


Oct 2019

Greensboro Law Firm Presents Seminar on Asset Protection for Business and Estates

Scott K. Tippett, a partner with Hagan Barrett, PLLC, will present “Planning for the Worst and Hoping for the Best: Asset Protection Strategies for Business and Estates,” on November 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the White Oak Room of the Proximity Hotel at 704 Green Valley Road in Greensboro. Refreshments will be served, and CLE credit is available. The seminar is free, but…

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Oct 2019

Hagan Barrett Partner Presents Tax Seminar

Scott K. Tippett, a partner with Hagan Barrett, PLLC, will present “Tax Savings Structures and Strategies” during a full-day seminar, “Business Acquisition from Start to Finish,” offered by the National Business Institute as continuing legal education for professionals on December 16 at the Holiday Inn Raleigh North-Midtown. Tippett, who specializes in complex tax, business, and civil litigation, will address a range of issues including tax-efficient…

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Aug 2019

Greensboro Attorneys Receive National Peer Recognition

Two partners with Hagan Barrett PLLC, of Greensboro, NC, are included in the “Best Lawyers in America” 2020 Edition as a result of exceptionally high ratings by their peers in their areas of legal expertise, ethics, and professionalism.  Charles “Chip” T. Hagan III was recognized for his work in the areas of Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law,…

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Jul 2019

Announcing New Partner : Thomas E. Medlin, Jr

Hagan Barrett PLLC  announced that Thomas E. Medlin has joined the practice as a partner, effective July 1, 2019. “Tom’s extensive experience, most recently as a partner with Sparrow Dennis & Medlin, PA, adds significant breadth and depth to our firm in his areas of specialty including estate planning, commercial real estate, corporate and municipal law, and litigation. He has been a respected colleague for…

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Jun 2019

Avoiding State Income Tax with Discretionary Trusts

Discretionary trusts just received another endorsement. Last Friday The Nine, otherwise known as the United States Supreme Court, gave discretionary trusts a big boost with the Court’s ruling in North Carolina Dept. of Revenue vs. Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust (“Kaestner”).  In Kaestner, the Court, in a unanimous decision, held a state, in this case, North Carolina, could not tax a trust’s beneficiary on…

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Apr 2019

Hagan Barrett Partner Presents Grantor Retained Annuity Trust Webinar

– Scott K. Tippett, a partner with Hagan Barrett PLLC, has been tapped to present “Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT) Strategies to Minimize Transfer Tax” during a live 110-minute webinar sponsored by Strafford, a leading legal and financial career development resource,  on June 18, 2019, from 1 to 2:50 pm EDT. Tippett, whose practice focuses on wealth management law and business and real estate issues…

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