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Samsung’s massive inheritance tax problem
Success never seems to come without challenges – and for the Lee family in Korea, there have been many. And, with the recent passing of Lee Kun-hee, his family and the Samsung empire face yet another challenge: an inheritance tax bill of nearly $11 billion USD...
Avoiding the estate planning pitfalls of rock stars
What do Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, and Prince have in common? All were great artists in their own right, and each had a fair degree of ‘business smarts’ as they built their unique artistry. But they all died without a proper will or an estate plan in place...
What if you could test drive your estate plan to ensure it really works?
Imagine this scenario. All of the estate documents are prepared. You've got the right people in place to fulfill the key executor and trustee roles. Covered all the bases. Or at least it seems that way. What could possibly go wrong?...
Covering estate taxes with charitable tax credits
As one of Canada’s largest auto parts wholesalers, finding mutual wins had been Nilam Patel operating style with customers for years. But he wanted a different win-win this time. This one involved planning his charitable legacy, while at the same time covering the tax burden on his estate...
Business family stories
Merck's commitment to family governance
In a series of updates to our original story, we explore some of Merck's best practices in more detail. Our first instalment focuses on family governance structures – and how Merck has used these to cultivate (and sustain) unity and stability within the family...