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Monday, April 15, 2019

DAPTs Under Attack? How Courts and Lawmakers Are Pushing Back Against Domestic Asset Protection Trusts

In 1997, Alaska became the first state to enact legislation authorizing the use of domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs). In the years that followed, a steady flow of states enacted similar legislation and authorized the use of DAPTs, wi…

Friday, April 05, 2019


Employers should be aware that overtime exemption law updates are likely to take effect next year. Earlier this month, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would affect many employees who are currently classified a…

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