Winter’s Finally Over: Your Paperwork Needs a Good Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning

I don’t know about you, but after the winter we’ve just been through here in the Northeast, the arrival of spring is a welcome event – to say the least. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to opening the windows and filling the house with the fresh air of spring, and the [...]

Is the US Treasury Worthy of your ‘Charitable Bequest’?

Charitable bequests

As I was going through some of my subscriptions in my feedly tab recently, a headline on the Wills, Trusts & Estate Prof Blog caught my eye: “Loner Makes Mysterious Bequest.” Intrigued, I clicked through the link to get to the full story. The headline from the original Buffalo News article had me even more [...]

5 Items for your Estate Planning “To Do” List this Year

Estate plan to do list

I’ve never really understood the lure of making “New Year’s resolutions.” If you truly need to change some important aspect of your life, why not start tomorrow? Why wait until the start of a new calendar year to implement a major life change? But I suppose the beginning of the year is as good a [...]

Is Your Social Media Privacy Under Attack?

login and password

Over the past couple of years, social media privacy laws have been cropping up around the country in response to stories about companies and government agencies asking job applicants for the “keys” to their social media accounts. On December 1, New Jersey became the latest state to implement such a law. And for those keeping [...]

Sick of Washington’s Games? Start a Nonprofit


I recently completed a blog post for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce where I outlined some of the benefits and disadvantages of starting a non-profit (or charitable) organization. For someone passionate about a particular cause, non-profit companies are a great way to give back to the community. In many ways, the not-for-profit sector is [...]