Publications

Knox Law attorneys publish articles relating to each year's Professional Advisor Symposium topics, some of which are included here.

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GST, Easy as 1-2-3: Generation Skipping Transfer Tax

The generation skipping transfer tax is designed to prevent abuse of the transfer tax system through multi-generational gifting. It can also be triggered under circumstances that clients may not expect. Learn about the GST tax and how to minimize its impact.

The Real Shark Tank: Overview of Private Securities Offerings and Crowdfunding

Overview on how private securities offerings are structured and regulated under relevant federal and state securities laws.

What Do the SECURE Act and COVID-19 Have to Do With Your Retirement?

Learn about retirement and estate planning opportunities and pitfalls triggered by the SECURE Act, changes to the tax law, and COVID-19.

FINRA Expungement and Litigation

FINRA is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. It is a private not-for-profit corporation, authorized by Congress, and overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It allows for expungement of disputes, but deems them an "extraordinary" remedy that should be rarely granted.

Using Disclaimers in Estate Planning & Administration

Before advising a client to make a disclaimer, practitioners should carefully consider all of the potential ramifications.

Measures to Protect the Workforce During COVID-19 (2020)

Pursuant to the ADA, once an employee begins work, any disability-related inquiries or medical examinations must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

Litigation & Insurance Tips

Litigation can be a daunting process, and when insurance is involved, can feel complicated.

It's Just a Deed, Isn't It Simple?

Learn about different types of deeds.

How Long-Term Care Enhances Asset Protection

Although many people fear that long-term care costs will impoverish them or their spouse, or will eliminate any inheritance for their family, only a small percentage of people use insurance to guard against this risk.

Hidden Deferred Compensation Arrangements

The word “hidden” as used in the title means “not recognized for what it is” in the context of agreements dealing with compensation.

Force Majeure Contract Tips

Force Majeure is an unforeseeable circumstance that prevents someone from fulfilling a contract. Most contracts may have a specific definition of force majeure, but it isn’t necessary to have.

Expanded FMLA (Created by FFCRA, 2020)

An eligible employee may take expanded Family and Medical Leave (as created by FFCRA in 2020) because he or she is unable to work due to a need to care for his or her son or daughter whose school or place of care has been closed, or whose childcare provider is unavailable, for reasons related to COVID-19.

Changes to Employee Handbook In Light of the 2020 Pandemic

Most employers recognize the advantages of having written personnel policies, which are typically found in an employee handbook. These handbooks contain work rules and information about fringe benefits.

CARES Act Effect on Benefits Plans (2020)

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency related to COVID-19.

The ADA and the Hiring Process During the Pandemic (2020)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) restricts when and how much medical information an employer may obtain from any applicant or employee.

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