Author Archives: Wis Laughlin

About Wis Laughlin

I help clients with tax preparation and IRS representation, estate planning, and complex contracts, including LLC's. As a former IRS tax attorney in their National Office. Law.com picked Wis in 2017 and several prior years as one of the Top Tax and Estate Lawyers in Tennessee. I am your advocate, not your accountant. I don't tell you what you can't do. I show you how to do it.

Why is estate planning more personal than financial?

I have written a number of posts discussing the little-known benefits of revocable living trusts (“RLT”). However, the fact is that the main benefit is that the RLT is the kindest to your family. I am sold on revocable living trusts (“RLT”) … Continue reading

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More little known facts about RLT’s-Secret Trusts

You may know that a will is a public document once probated since it is published in the Probate Court files. Some of you may know that your revocable living trust gives you some privacy since it is a private … Continue reading

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Revocable Living Trusts: Top Financial Management

Particularly in this time of Covid, your families cannot afford for you to ignore estate planning. This series in my blog will discuss some of my Linkedin posts and other materials describing less knows features of RLT’s. Pass it on! … Continue reading

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PEAK NEGOTIATION

Contracts are essential to your business since they determine your legal rights and obligations. Yet they are frequently hard to understand, stressful, and sometimes crammed down your throat by a larger company with more lawyers. In addition, most of us … Continue reading

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Prep-to-P__n

FINANCIAL ADVISORS & TAX PREPARERS, make a difference with your clients! You can substantially enhance client wealth with my new one-of-a-kind tax planning application. It allows you to produce a simple, one-page tax plan for your clients. Unlike typical tax … Continue reading

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Your Business: Legal, Tax, and Estate Resource!

If you are a business owner, you are in the right place.  Here you will find thousands of ways to save legal, tax, and estate costs.  So read on. This is your legal boutique. I am your mentor.  I can … Continue reading

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Revocable Living Trusts — a true story

I have been talking about the benefits of a revocable living trust plan for your family. The following true story says it all. In a meeting with recent widow, she asked me what she had to do to settle her … Continue reading

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Did you know your Revocable Living Trust could do this?

Considering the hardships of Covid-19, it should come as no surprise that estate planning is more important than ever. If you do not have an adequate estate plan, your family will likely suffer–financially and emotionally.Your estate plan is primarily for … Continue reading

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WISdom: What you don’t know revocable living trusts…

While it is easy to get distracted by current events, we mustn’t forget about estate planning. If you already have one of my revocable living trust (RLT) plans, you have taken a vital step in protecting yourself and your loved … Continue reading

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What to do on Tax Day and after

If you haven’t filed your tax return, it’s time to get cracking! If you are a small business you will benefit by using an experienced tax professional. As a Super Lawyer in taxation, it is time for me to make … Continue reading

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