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With New Tax Changes, Time to Revisit Your Estate Plan.

By Michael Janniere | August 24, 2018

On Dec. 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) was signed into law. It is the most sweeping federal tax legislation in decades and significantly changes the landscape of individual, corporate, partnership, international, and trust and estate taxation. In general, the changes made by the Act took effect as of Jan. 1, …

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The Intersection Between Estate Planning and Divorce

By Michael Janniere | August 24, 2018

Most people think of estate planning as something that, once done and in place, never has to be thought about again. That is far from the truth. Estate plans should be modified to reflect changes in financial and familial circumstances, for example when clients receive an inheritance, have children, or get married or divorced. Estate …

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Follow This 8 Point Plan When Starting Your New Business

By Michael Janniere | August 24, 2018

Starting a new business can seem overwhelming – especially when you’re doing it alone. Creating a business plan will allow you to refine incomplete ideas, address areas you may have not yet considered, create a map so you know what to do next, and increase credibility for bank loans or investor funding. While you may think …

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5 Steps To Take When Winding Down Your Business

By Michael Janniere | August 24, 2018

There are many reasons business owners close up shop, including retirement, starting a new venture or, hopefully, because they’ve won the lottery. No matter what the reason, it’s important to diligently wind down a business before moving on. Here are five steps to take: Reach consensus.If you’re a sole proprietor, then the only consensus you need …

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Former Senior Human Resources Executive to Lead Crane Solutions

By Michael Janniere | July 5, 2018

LEADING HUMAN CAPITAL SERVICES LAW CONSULTANT JOINS CRANE LAW GROUP TO HEAD CONSULTING ARM, CRANE SOLUTIONS CHICAGO, June 12, 2018: Crane Law Group is welcoming Michael Janniere as a Principal Consultant and he will lead the consulting arm of the firm, Crane Solutions. He will be based in the Chicago office.  Michael has been recognized …

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Crane Law Group hosts Cuba’s Ambassador to U.S. visit to Chicago

By Michael Janniere | July 5, 2018

Chicago, Illinois (November 21, 2016) — The firm invited The Honorable José Ramón Cabañas, the first Cuban ambassador to the United States in more than 50 years, to a visit to Chicago to meet with the Chicago business community and city officials and a private dinner meeting. Pictured: (L to R), Linda R. Crane, Ambassador of the …

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