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30 Sep, 2016

IRS Concession Regarding the Private Foundation/Self-Dealing Rules

By |2018-07-11T18:17:16+00:00September 30th, 2016|Latest News, News|

Bob Murray and Katie French of our office have just resolved a multi-million dollar case with the Internal Revenue Service in which the Service conceded the proposed imposition of excise taxes under I.R.C. § 4941(a)(1) and (b)(1). The case in point involved the early termination of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (“CRUT”).  The IRS conceded the issue of self-dealing after the taxpayers demonstrated that they had followed the rationale of a [...]

19 Sep, 2016

Cathy Trent-Vilim and William Lamson, Jr. Present to the Appellate Practice Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association

By |2018-07-11T18:17:16+00:00September 19th, 2016|Latest News, News|

On August 30, 2106, partners Cathy Trent-Vilim and William M. Lamson, Jr. presented Creating an Effective Record for Appeal to the Appellate Practice Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.  Those in attendance received information about creating a record for a successful appeal.

15 Sep, 2016

Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Status

By |2018-04-23T18:22:19+00:00September 15th, 2016|Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|

If you have received a Notice of Overpayment and Removal of New Producer Status from your crop insurance company, you are not alone.  In 2012 the Risk Management Agency started auditing crop insurance applications wherein the insured had requested "New Producer" status.  The effects of the audit have come to fruition in the last few years. The notices generally demand immediate payment of any indemnity paid pursuant to the benefits [...]