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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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Sep 2018

Tips for Avoiding Problems When Mailing Tax Documents & Payments

With the extended filing deadlines quickly approaching for those who timely filed requests for extensions (September 17, 2018 for entities and October 15, 2018 for individuals), the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) just released Directive TA-18-1 regarding the timely mailing of returns, documents, and payments. Though the directive contains no new information, it serves as an important reminder of the availability as well as…

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Aug 2018

Now Is The Time To Reorganize Your Business

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 provides a 20 percent deduction to non-corporate taxpayers of up to 20 percent of the their qualified business income (QBI) from each of the their qualified trades or businesses. Aside from thresholds and phase outs, there are two conditions a taxpayer must meet. First, the taxpayer must be a “non-corporate taxpayer,” which in simple terms means C-corporations…

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Aug 2018

Hagan Barrett Partner Presents Trusts Seminar

Scott K. Tippett, a partner with Hagan Barrett, PLLC, has been tapped to present “Asset Protection Trusts: Domestic and Offshore” as part of a two-day seminar, “Trusts: The Ultimate Guide,” offered by the National Business Institute as continuing legal education for professionals on November 15 at the Hilton Durham in Durham, NC. Tippett, whose practice focuses on wealth management law and business and real estate…

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Aug 2018

Hagan, Douglas, and Robinson Receive National Peer Recognition

Charles “Chip” T. Hagan III, Robert “Bob” D. Douglas III, and Russ M. Robinson III, partners with Hagan Barrett, PLLC, have been named among the 2019 Best Lawyers in America ® by a peer-review survey comprising more than three million evaluations by top attorneys across the nation. The Best Lawyers® recognition is based upon specific practice areas. Hagan was named for his work in the…

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