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  • Is Estate Planning Still Necessary Under the New Tax Law?
    7/11/18 | By: David N. Milner, Esq. | GDB 2018 Summer Newsletter

    As part of the changes that were made to the Internal Revenue Code in December 2017, Congress doubled what is referred to as the “life-time exemption,” the amount that can be transferred by gift while alive or upon death without paying gift or estate tax.  While referred to as an exemption, there is no place on either a gift tax return or an estate tax return to reflect the available “exemption.” Rather, each individual has available a lifetime credit to be used to offset the gift tax that is due on any taxable gifts made while alive with any unused portion of the credit available to offset the estate tax that is due on their taxable estate.  This distinction and change are critical in that without proper planning, the estate tax liability will be higher than necessary.

  • Limitation of Liability Clauses — Does It Mean You Can Breach With Impunity?
    7/11/18 | By: Randy J. Heller, Esq.| GDB 2018 Summer Newsletter

    Limitation of liability clauses are all the rage, whether among participants on a construction project or in other fields.  These clauses are broadly enforced and there is precious little room to escape them.  As is made clear in a recent case, even an action which seems gratuitously malicious might not in certain circumstances serve to void the limitation of liability clause as long as it was done for one's legitimate economic self-interest.

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  • Insurance for Coops
    2/2018 | Habitat Magazine: David L. Berkey, Esq.

    Senior partner and head of GDB's Cooperative and Condominium Law practice, David L. Berkey, discusses issues related to coops and insurance.

  • Coops' Proprietary Leases and Apartment Alterations
    2/2018 | Habitat Magazine: Marc J. Luxemburg, Esq.

    Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP partner and President of the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums, Marc J. Luxemburg discusses coop proprietary leases and apartment alterations.