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How Changes to the Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption May Impact You

On July 8, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance that allows a deceased person’s estate to elect “portability” of their unused gift and estate tax exemption for up…

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TM Gives Back – Holiday Edition

As part of our continuing commitment to our community, ThompsonMcMullan staff and attorneys spent part of their 2019 holidays donating and raising money for the following: Tucker’s Christmas Angels Tucker…

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State or Federal Court? That is the Question.

Defendants in consumer protection cases filed in Virginia state courts usually have a choice to make about where to defend the case:  state or federal court.  Most consumer plaintiffs seek…

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Supreme Court Holds Severance Payments Subject to FICA Tax

Compensation for services as an employee (called “wages” in the federal tax code) are subject to FICA (social security and medicare) tax as well as income taxes.  Over the past…

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract (also called personal service or personal care agreement) with…

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Protected Workplace Speech

You may have noted that the NFL issued a new rule requiring all players on the field to stand for the national anthem.  Does that violate those employees’ free speech…

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Virginia CLE Advanced Elder Law Seminar

Shawn Majette will speak at the Virginia CLE Advanced Elder Law Seminar on September 12, 2019.

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Estate Planning for a Vacation Home

If you are lucky enough to own a vacation home- then you need to figure out what will happen to it after you are gone. Many parents hope to keep…

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23 Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Virginia Lists

23 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were selected to the annual Super Lawyers Virginia lists. 15 were named as Super Lawyers in specific areas of law, and 8 were selected to the Virginia…

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Choosing Retirement Account Beneficiaries Requires Some Thought

While the execution of wills requires formalities like witnesses and a notary- the reality is that most property passes to heirs through other- less formal means. Many bank and investments…