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Kaplin Stewart is Pleased to Announce Our 2024 Super Lawyers®!

6/13/2024 | General

Kaplin Stewart is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2024 Super Lawyers® List. Super Lawyers is a rating service that uses a meticulous, multi-phase process to select highly acclaimed lawyers in over 70 practice areas. Super Lawyers provides a diverse list of outstanding attorneys who have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are selected […]

Important Update to Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemption and Exclusion Amounts for 2024

2/21/2024 | General, News & Resources

The purpose of the exemption and exclusion amounts is to protect taxpayers against the burden of federal estate and gift taxes, each currently at a flat rate of 40%. By taking advantage of these allowances, you can strategically plan your estate to minimize tax liabilities and maximize the preservation of your assets for future generations. In 2024, the annual gift tax exclusion rises to $18,000 per recipient per year. This means you can gift up to $18,000 to any number […]

CONGRESS’ CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY ACT REQUIRES CERTAIN BUSINESS OWNERS TO REPORT PERSONAL INFORMATION OR FACE CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES

1/22/2024 | Articles & Alerts, General, News & Resources

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”), which Congress enacted on January 1, 2021, and made effective as of January 1, 2024, establishes a beneficial ownership information reporting requirement as part of the Federal government’s efforts to enhance transparency in corporate ownership and prevent the utilization of shell entities or other ownership structures to facilitate money laundering, terrorism financing, and other unlawful activities.  Unless your entity qualifies as one of the twenty-three types of entities exempt from the Act’s reporting requirements, […]


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2024 Best Law Firms® Independent Rankings Highlight Top Firms in the Industry Today and Key Trends Driving Successful Firms Toward the Future

11/6/2023 | Articles & Alerts

Kaplin Stewart is passionate about serving our clients, so we are honored to announce our inclusion on the 2024 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms®” list. Kaplin Stewart has been recognized for professional excellence ratings from clients and peers nationally in 3 practice areas and 7 metropolitan-based practice areas across the firm. According to Best Lawyers, achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Firms included in the 2024 “Best Law Firms®” […]