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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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Mar 2019

Have You Thought About a Non-Compete Agreement With Yourself?

Yes, you read that right.  A non-compete agreement with yourself.  It might sound counter intuitive, but in fact, having such an agreement can afford you a significant tax reduction if you own a business taxed as an S corporation and decide to sell it.  Here’s how it works: In a typical business sale structured as an asset purchase, which is how the majority of sales…

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Feb 2019

Hagan Barrett Partner Scott K. Tippett Represents Homeowners in Contempt of Court Case Against Negligent Neighbor

“Homeowner Found in Contempt of Court,” is the headline on a recent article in the Northwest Observer, which describes Scott K. Tippett’s success in his representation of residents of the Dorsett Downs subdivision in Stokesdale, NC. They filed a complaint against a neighbor whose property was a public nuisance due to debris, fallen trees, and overgrown foliage. The defendant was judged in contempt of court…

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Feb 2019

Physical Presence No Longer the Key to Taxing by States

Business owners beware – You do not have to be in a state physically to be taxed by that state, so says the United States Supreme Court.   Overturning a prior decision that required businesses to have a physical presence in a state before the state could tax that business, in South Dakota v. Wayfair (“Wayfair”) the Court ruled states could tax internet commerce where the…

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Nov 2018

Hagan Barrett Named Legal Services Provider for the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Hagan Barrett PLLC has been named the official legal services provider for the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships which will be held be at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, Sunday, January 20 through Saturday, January 26, 2020. The firm’s attorneys also provided these services when the event was hosted in Greensboro in 2011 and 2015. “The U.S. Figure Skating Championships is a significant event for Greensboro,…

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Sep 2018

The Queen of Soul’s Estate Could Be Royal Mess

In her passing, Aretha Franklin joined a list of notable famous people who died without a will. Other famous members of this select group include Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Sonny Bono, Stieg Larson (author of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Pablo Picasso, DJ AM, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Thomas Kinkade. In each of these cases the administration of the estate dragged on for…

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