Wealth Management (Audio) Dead Celebrity Podcast: Episode 2 – Robin Williams Planned It Right — With Guest Avi Z. Kestenbaum

In this episode of Dead Celebrity, by Informa WealthManagement.com, David Lenok and Avi Kestenbaum discuss the estate plan of beloved comedian and Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams. As you’ll soon find out, even the best of estate plans and legal advice can be a recipe for disaster when you have children from different marriages and a surviving spouse.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The role of trusts
  • The importance of preparing the proper documents
  • Why it’s crucial to update your information as your life changes
  • How some people can be worth more once they are deceased
  • Whether David and Avi would consider Robin Williams’ estate plan to have been successful
  • And more!

Tune in and find out what went down in Robin Williams’ estate in this episode of Dead Celebrity!

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Spotlight on Withdrawal Liability

“Withdrawing from a multi-employer pension funds may have unanticipated consequences for the employer. Employers: Handle with care!”

Law 360: New York City Real Estate Week of May 6, 2019 in Review

Law 360 recognized the efforts of Gary Meltzer and his team in representing the purchaser, Thurcon Properties Ltd of a residential building at 107 Fulton Street in Manhattan for $77.5 million.

Law 360: Ex-Waiter Gets Partial Class Cert. Over Stiffed Steakhouse Pay

Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment group successfully limits certification of a FLSA collective action

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation Update for NYC Employers

Further to our prior alerts regarding legislation prohibiting sexual harassment, employers in New York City should be aware that the required employee anti-harassment training provision set forth in the “New York City Stop Sexual Harassment Act” went into effect on April 1, 2019.  This marks that last phase of implementation relative to New York State and City sexual harassment prevention legislation which began in April 2018.

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Document Retention for the Modern Trusts and Estates Practitioner

By: David A. Bamdad & Christopher J. Clarke

Common Law Decanting is Alive and Well

By David A. Bamdad

Victory at NLRB

Meltzer Lippe obtained a significant trial victory at Region 29 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) on April 5, 2019 in a case instituted by Region 29 and the General Counsel against Meltzer Lippe’s client, New York Paving, Inc. (“NY Paving”), which is one of the largest paving contractors in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Region 29 and the General Counsel litigated this case on behalf of the Construction Council Local 175, Utility Workers Union of America, AFl-CIO (“Local 175”). https://www.meltzerlippe.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/NYP_ULP-Trial-ALJ-Decision-04.05.19.pdf

Due largely to Meltzer Lippe’s aggressive and methodical trial strategy, Meltzer Lippe persuaded Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), Andrew S. Gollin, to dismiss an overwhelming majority of the Complaint allegations, absolving NY Paving from any monetary damages and marking a rare employer victory in an extremely employee and union-friendly forum.

NLRB: NYP ULP Trial – ALJ Decision

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Proposed Overtime Exemption Rule

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) unveiled its new proposed overtime exemption rule (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule increases the minimum salary threshold required for employees to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions from $455 per week to $679 per week (or $35,308 annually). According to the USDOL, the rule will likely take effect in January of 2020.

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