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Stephen T. O'Neill is the principal author of an 88-page chapter on Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer Taxes. This is chaper two in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, published in January 2012.  This chapter was selected as a sample that is shown on MCLE's web site.  To view the entire chapter click here.

This White Paper, Planning for Large Estates Through 2012 was written by Stephen T. O'Neill and published in January 2012.   It discusses, in great detail, the significant opportunities available through the end of 2012 for those with large estates to make lifetime gifts in order to greatly reduce the impact of federal and state wealth transfer taxes on future generations. Click here to view the entire White Paper.

Certified Elder Law Attorney Michael T. Lahti carefully explains why proper planning is necessary in his article, How Planning Can Protect Property From Nursing Home Cost. To view this entire article, which was published in May 2012, click here.

Maria H. (Mia) Lahti explains the new rules for probate practice and procedure made effective by Massachusetts on March 31, 2012.  This article, New Massachusetts Probate Code Now In Effect can be viewed by clicking here.

On June 16, 2011 Michael T. Lahti delivered a presentation to approximately 350 attorneys at the Rhode Island Bar Association's annual meeting. The subject was Elder Law, and Michael's speech was titled Ten Things You Must Know to Help Your Elder Law Clients.  Michael is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, one of only three attorneys in Rhode Island so designated by the ABA-approved certifying entity, the National Elder Law Foundation.  You can view his entire presentation by clicking here.

In 2008, Attorney Stephen T. O'Neill wrote a chapter for a book published by Wealth Builders Press, LLC called, Estate Planning Strategies. His subject matter was Using Standalone Retirement Distribution Trusts.  To view Steve's entire chapter, please click here.


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