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The needs of the private client are both pointed and diverse. While you require the advanced skills of a specialist, you also have diverse needs that must be understood and integrated by your lawyer. With its broad base of multi-degreed, multi-disciplinary attorneys, DUGGAN BERTSCH is uniquely positioned in the legal space to best serve the needs of Private Clients.

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News From DUGGAN BERTSCH

TONI! TONI! TONI! – Has Done It Again…

After repeated attempts, in multiple courts, in different states, the Toni 1 Trust has lost again – this time, in the Supreme Court of Alaska.

The recent and final version of Toni 1 Trust v. Wacker is an unsurprising, but long-awaited, declaration of the statutory vulnerability of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (“DAPTs”).

To be clear, the facts are bad and the result should be fairly obvious. At the same time, the outcome of the case should not be construed as the death knell of the DAPT. DAPTs can work. They can also fail. Toni 1 Trust v. Wacker provides more certainty in the areas where we expected them to fail.

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DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC would like to Congratulate our 2017 Leading & Emerging Lawyers

Leading LawyersLeading Lawyers have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in the areas of practice noted on this website. Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Leading Lawyer. 

 

David M. Henderson

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Michael H. Israel

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Timothy L. Epstein

Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law
Commercial Litigation

Gregory J. Bertsch

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

James M. Duggan

Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law

Allen J. Gable

Closely & Privately Held Business Law
Real Estate Law: Finance
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual 

 

Emerging Lawyers - Emerging Lawyers have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS who are age 40 or younger unless they have practiced for no more than 10 years. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Emerging Lawyer. 

Pollstar Live! 2018 Has Cemented Its Place As The Largest Gathering Of Concert Industry Professionals In The World!

This years event took place February 6-8th at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, bringing thousands of music business executives together for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, fun, and of course music! 

Pollstar Live! for the fourth year, was preceded by a one-day Production Live! conference, a day of panels and networking, focusing on the issues and remedies of concert and event production. Among the group of featured panelists was our very own, Timothy Liam EPSTEIN! On Thursday afternoon of Pollstar, Tim served as one of the expert panelists on the, "When Things Go Off The Rails" discussion panel and led discussion for the Insurance/Risk Management Roundtable. 

 

Timothy Liam EPSTEIN'S Quoted In Chicago Tribune Editorial Entitled, "More baseball netting means more safety."

“People can now interact using their cellphones while sitting in their seats,” Chicago attorney Timothy Liam Epstein told The Seattle Times. “And so, you now have venue owners and teams that are participating actively in individual, targeted distractions that would seem to be a relatively easy way for a plaintiff’s attorney to defeat a presumption of the case getting tossed under the ‘Baseball Rule.’ ”