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Two Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers® list.

El Segundo, California, United States, August 17, 2020 — Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz, LLP is pleased to announce that two of its lawyers, Christopher D. Carico and William G. Benz, have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Both attorneys received the award in the category for “Litigation – Trusts and Estates.” Chris Carico also received the award in the category for “Trusts & Estates.” Since it was first…

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Tax Legislation Doubling the Federal Estate Tax  Exclusion Opens Door for Important Capital Gains Tax Planning in Living Trusts for Married Couples

by Angela Kil, Esq.

An important federal tax law that took effect on January 1, 2018 that increased the estate tax exclusion from $5,490,000 in 2017 to $11,180,000 in 2018 for each taxpayer (now $11,400,000 in 2019).  Under the new law, in 2019, married couples can now shelter a combined inflation adjusted $22,800,000 from estate tax using both spouse’s exclusions.  However, the increase to $11,400,000 per spouse may be…

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U.S. News–Best Lawyers® Release 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

On November 1st, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released the Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firms” rankings.

We are excited to announce that Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP has been included in this elite and extremely impressive group of law firms. Our South Bay boutique firm ranks in the top tier in Los Angeles for Trust & Estates Law.

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP is also one of only two firms…

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Super Lawyers Selects William G. Benz as a Southern California Rising Star

SuperLawyers®, a rating service of outstanding lawyers, has recently released its list of 2018 Southern California Rising Stars.  Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP is proud to announce that William G. Benz is among the 2.5% of attorneys in California to be selected as a Rising Star. Mr. Benz is a seasoned litigator is the firm’s trust and estate litigation and business transactions department.  He assists a broad array of clients, ranging from private…

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