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

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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.

Trust and Beneficiaries Income Tax Planning: Opportunities and Pitfalls

The 65-day rule election is usually employed for a distribution made in the current tax year to treat it as a distribution for a preceding tax year if it is likely that the beneficiary will pay less tax on the distribution than if it is retained by a trust and is taxable at the trust level.

Top Mistakes In Administering Clients' Estates: How to Identify and Avoid Them

As in life generally, when an estate is being administered, sometimes mistakes just happen.

Power of Attorney Litigation

Petition for Accounting: An agent must file an account of the agent’s administration whenever directed to do so by the court and may file an account at any time.

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): Tips

Upon first glance of an NDA, a reviewing party must determine whether the agreement protects only one party or both parties of the NDA.

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