Estate and Tax Planning

Estate and Tax Planning Update – IRS Releases Inflation Adjustments

The IRS, in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, just released its annual list of inflation adjustments for various Internal Revenue Code sections. Of note for those of us interested in estate planning and income tax adjustments are the following items:  The unified credit against estate tax for 2018 is adjusted to allow $5,600,000 to pass without incurring [...]

New Whitepaper: Case Summary: In re Trust Under Agreement of Taylor

Justin Bish wrote a new whitepaper, summarizing an important Supreme Court of Pennsylvania opinion. This new case will change the way many Pennsylvania trust attorneys practice under the Uniform Trust Act. Read the whitepaper here

New Whitepaper: Women Business Enterprise Certification

Attorney Jessica Fisher drafted a new whitepaper, Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. The paper summarizes how a business can obtain WBE certification in Pennsylvania.

McQuaide Blasko attorneys volunteer at Wills for Heroes

McQuaide Blasko Attorney Justin Bish (pictured above with Veterans Clinic Director Michele Vollmer), Attorney Cristin Long, and Attorney Michael Chilcot proudly joined Penn State Law's Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic and the Centre County Bar in the annual Wills For Heroes event held on March 25, 2017. Wills for Heroes is an annual pro bono [...]

Sean Burke to present on “Trusts from A to Z”

On April 21st, Sean Burke will participate in NBI’s “Trusts from A to Z.” Burke will specifically present on tax reduction with trusts. To sign up, please visit the seminar webpage: Trusts From A to Z. Sean Burke represents individuals and corporate fiduciaries in trust planning and administration. For example, Burke prepares special needs and [...]

Dan Bright on the Trump Tax Plan

Pennsylvania Business Central recently published an article, The Trump Tax Plan - Will the President-elect’s tax proposals bring back jobs or worsen income inequality? http://www.pabusinesscentral.com/news/2016-12-16/News/The_Trump_Tax_Plan.html (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). The article quotes Attorney Dan Bright, who provided insight into the recent developments.

Jessica L. Fisher has joined McQuaide Blasko, Inc. as an associate in the firm’s Business Law Group in Hollidaysburg.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Fisher was a Regulatory Affairs Specialist at HalenHardy, LLC, a Blair County startup company. While at HalenHardy, Ms. Fisher researched and provided comment on OSHA's proposed regulations related to hazardous dusts, obtained numerous state and regional grants for the company, and assisted in managing the company's intellectual property portfolio. Ms. Fisher [...]