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“2011 Rhode Island Banking Legislation”
September 2011

James H. Hahn

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed Chapter 145 “An Act Relating to Financial Institutions” (the “Act”) into law on June 29, 2011.

“Guidance for Executors of 2010 Decedents’ Estates; Due Date for Form 8939”
August 2011

On Friday, August 5, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service finally announced an important due date for executors of 2010 decedents’ estates who elect to opt out of the estate tax.

“RI Federal Court Issues Order Staying Certain Foreclosure Challenge Cases”
August 2011

David J. Pellegrino

U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. issued an Order on August 16, 2011 (the “Order”) staying “all mortgage foreclosure cases currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island .

“Form 8939, Where Art Thou?”
July 2011

Even though the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website still reflects the “draft” status of its highly anticipated Form 8939,

“Senate Passes House's 1099 Repeal Bill”
April 2011

Kimberly I. McCarthy

We have been informed that the Senate just passed HR4, by a margin of 87 to 12.

“Impact of Bankruptcy Filing by Beneficiary of Decedent's Estate”
March 2011

As we have previously reported, litigation related to decedents’ estates continues to be generated due to the increase in bankruptcy filings by beneficiaries.

“SOS (“Save Our Stuff”): Common Mistakes Employers Make That Put Their Assets at Risk”
March 2011

Kimberly I. McCarthy

To be competitive, most employers offer some employee benefits: generally, at least medical benefits through a cafeteria plan, and a 401(k) plan.

“1099 Repeal Appears Certain”
January 2011

Kimberly I. McCarthy

Several bills, including a bipartisan effort from Senators Baucus and Reid, have been introduced this session to repeal the 1099 provisions of the Health Care Reform Act.

“There’s Still Time to Make that New Year’s Resolution: Get Your Records Retention Plan in Place”
January 2011

Melissa E. Darigan

No one wants to start the New Year thinking about conflict but fiduciaries balance many, often competing, interests every day and the potential for conflict is real.


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