digital assets

New Hampshire’s recently adopted law on access to and administration of a deceased person’s “digital assets” provides some clarity on a complex issue. Terms of service agreements and privacy policies govern access to social media and email accounts, and most expire when a user dies and are not transferable. Surviving family members…

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Dentist Agreements

New Hampshire dentists (and other health care professionals) should tread carefully with their agreements with management and consulting vendors. A key issue in a health care transaction between licensed healthcare professionals and non-professionals providing comprehensive management services is whether the agreement will run afoul of state rules prohibiting the corporate…

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business succession plan

Many New Hampshire business owners commonly have not reviewed their estate planning documents with an attorney in many years nor have they developed a formal business succession plan. To avoid huge mistakes, business owners should take the time to ask the following pertinent questions: Do I have a will and/or…

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What Are Motivating Factors For Estate Planning And Business Planning? A recent client consultation touched on the “whys” of estate planning and business planning. As in, what do most people want to accomplish when they come in to our offices? Here is my unofficial “top five” list. 1. Incapacity planning…

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close down the business

After many years in business, an S-Corporation with two employees and two shareholders/owners has decided to close down the business. It seems like a simple process. Closing a business is indeed a process; but in New Hampshire the process is not necessarily simple. First, to dissolve a business, it must…

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estate planning

Effective January 1, 2018, NH adopted a version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. One of the more important provisions under the new law is that banks and financial institutions are prevented from arbitrarily refusing to accept powers of attorney. Bank and investment company refusals to accept powers of…

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