Cameron Hess

Estate Planning – Does It Still Make Sense?

July 30, 2010

Congress voted last December to increase the unified gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax exemption to $5 million.  Given this change, does estate planning still make sense? It does.  Estate planning is not just about taxes.  It involves the disposition of your assets during your lifetime and upon your death.  Without a written estate […]


Tax & Issues Related to Distressed Properties in the New Millennium

June 18, 2008

The California’s real estate market is troubled by a number of factors including: Depressed residential and commercial real estate values; Stagnant growth in employment; Skittish buyers; Over-extended financing and speculation; and Billions of dollars worth of variable/interest only loans “resetting.” These factors have caused record numbers of defaults or near defaults on residential property financing.  […]