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Arizona estate planning attorney Allison L. Kierman provides the below information, updates and resources for clients. If you have any questions regarding this information, would like Allison to speak before your organization or at your office, or would like Allison to write an article for your newsletter, paper, or magazine please contact us.

April 18, 2022

Mental Health Considerations in Estate Planning

It is okay to not be okay. Removing the stigma of mental health starts with realizing that many people—about one in five of all US adults–are affected by mental illness. …

April 14, 2022

Member-Managed vs. Manager-Managed LLCs: What Is the Difference?

When setting up your business, one of the most significant decisions you will make is which type of entity to form. If you have settled on forming a limited liability …

April 13, 2022

Meet Allison Kierman

We recently connected with Allison Kierman and have shared our conversation below.

April 11, 2022

Complying with Estimated Quarterly Taxes

Tax day is one of the most important—and one of the most dreaded—days on the calendar for working Americans. Although April 15 is usually the date that federal taxes are …

April 07, 2022

Most Common Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

There are many expenses incurred in starting, running, and growing a business. Luckily for business owners, many of these expenses can be deducted. Knowing which expenses you can deduct helps …

April 04, 2022

Hobby or Business: What Factors Does the IRS Consider?

There are some activities we engage in outside of work strictly for personal reasons, with no thought of ever profiting from them. You might, for example, enjoy photography, hiking on …

March 31, 2022

Myths and Frequently Asked Questions: Planning with a Joint Pour-Over Trust

Myth #1: Because we are married, we must use a joint trust. When considering a trust-based estate plan, which has benefits such as privacy and probate avoidance, you and your …

March 28, 2022

What You Should Know About Life Insurance

Part of protecting your loved ones when you pass away is making sure that you have a proper estate plan in place. Another aspect is making sure that the right …

March 24, 2022

Untangling Tangled Titles: Home Ownership, Property Deeds, and Estate Planning

Do You Really Own the Home You Live in? If you are currently living in a property that you inherited but the deed has not been transferred into your name, …

March 21, 2022

Protecting the New Athletic Superstars

It is a new era for college student athletes, who can now (as of July 1, 2021) profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL). A change to the long-standing …