Business Planning, Estate Planning & Asset Protection
Business Planning, Estate Planning, Asset Protection Lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The implications of forming a business, creating an estate, or setting up an inheritance aren’t known to most laypeople. The last thing you want is for the law to take away the money you’ve spent a lifetime earning because of one mistake or one false accusation. People with high net worth often become targets from people who think they can take some of that money through the legal system. Often these claims are unjustified and we can defend you from them.
We have over 30 years of experience helping business owners and high-net-worth individuals protect their money from excessive taxes and from the damaging effects of lawsuits. Zuckerman & Mata can help you understand the Florida and Federal tax laws and create business structures and estate plans that will protect your assets. We are also available to review your existing estate plan to ensure that your assets are properly protected.
Tax issues and liability issues are major considerations in business entity formation, as well as for structuring the sale or purchase of a business. We provide experienced entity selection advice designed to meet your tax and liability goals. We can help you create any of the following business entities:
- Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.)
- Limited Liability Partnership (L.L.P.)
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Sole Proprietorship
- Professional Entities (PC, PA, PLLC, PLLP, etc.)
In addition to business tax planning and entity formation, we can also advise you on how you can safely dissolve a business without losing everything.
Estate planning in Fort Lauderdale
Most estate planning laws assume marriage or blood relationships. Unmarried domestic partners have unique concerns regarding their estate planning. For example, they do not have the unlimited marital deduction for estate taxes because they are not married. Unmarried domestic partners, including elderly couples who remain unmarried for social security or medical benefits, are not even considered by the law when disposing of an estate or appointing a guardian for a person who dies intestate (without a will).
If you are unmarried and in a domestic relationship, you should seek an experienced estate planning lawyer to assist you in establishing a comprehensive estate plan that encompasses providing for those you care about and for the care of your child or children. No one expects the unexpected, but you can, and should, prepare for it. We are of the few tax law firms in Florida with extensive experience handling estate planning for domestic partners.
Contact the Business Planning, Estate Planning, and Asset Protection Specialists
If you need to protect your assets, Zuckerman & Mata can help you. If you need to a business planning or estate lawyer in Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors or anywhere else in South Florida, schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced estate planning and business tax attorney by calling us at 954-922-1975 (locally), or filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page.
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