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Scott A. Harshman

Taxation and Trust & Estate Litigation

Pre-immigration and Non-U.S. Resident Planning

Foreign individuals who intend to permanently reside in the U.S., or do not intend to reside in the U.S. but intend to own U.S. property, need considerable legal and tax planning. The definition of “U.S. property” for international tax purposes is a term of art and complex. This planning should be done in advance to […]

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

"Last Chance" Estate Planning May End Soon

"Last Chance" Estate Planning May End SoonThis article was first published in the Orange County Business Journal, February 13, 2012 Much has been written about the perfect storm of estate planning: the coincidence of low values, low interest rates, valuation discounts and the $5 million ($10 million for a married couple) gift and estate tax […]

Taxation and Trusts & Estates

Orange County Business Journal: Stress Test Your Life Insurance

Stress Test Your Life Insurance by Gordon Schaller and Scott Harshman This article appeared in the February 22, 2011 issue of the Orange County Business Journal. Click here to view this article as a pdf. The life insurance industry has utilized technology over the last 30 years to create new hybrid financial/life insurance products. Life […]