Posts by RCharles

Evan Lin Named to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List!!

Posted on Nov 22, 2017

Evan Lin Named to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List!! Evan Y. Lin, an attorney and managing member of Lin.Liebmann LLC, has been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list by the publishers of Super Lawyers® Magazine. Each year, only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are named a Super Lawyer. Evan was previously named to the 2015 and 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyer lists and was named five times to the Wisconsin Rising Star list in Estate Planning and Probate by the same publication. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

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Passing Notes

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

In 2015, the State of Wisconsin passed 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 which created a rule requiring Promissory Notes to be negotiable, assignable, enforceable and marketable in order for them to not be considered a divestment. As a result, use of Promissory Notes as a divestment tool was essentially eliminated. In July, the Federal Government officially informed the State that effective August 1, 2017, this policy was not allowed under federal law. This is a major development in divestment planning because Notes are extremely useful in that they are: simple, inexpensive and effective. In order for a...

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An Exclusive Event

Posted on Sep 15, 2017

Attorney Evan Lin will give a presentation on planned giving and estate planning at an event hosted by Associated Bank Private Client Institutional Services and Scholarships, Inc., on October 24, 2017, at The Automobile Gallery in Green Bay. Green Bay_Oct 17 Event_Automobile Gallery2

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Dying to Help, and Helping to Die?

Posted on Jul 21, 2017

In June, a bill was introduced in the Wisconsin State Senate called the “Compassionate Choices” bill. The bill proposes to create a new chapter 156 in the state statutes that would, essentially, allow for physician assisted suicide under certain conditions. The bill is modeled after laws in Oregon, Washington and Vermont (and similar bills have been passed or proposed in 23 other states, plus Washington D.C.). Advocates for these bills feel that people who are suffering should be able to choose for themselves whether they live or die. Opponents feel life is precious and should be...

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A Trumpcare Update

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

A few months back, I posted an article about possible changes to the health care system (specifically changes to Medicaid), and the changes to the Affordable Care Act, that had been proposed by President Trump. Many things have changed since that time, including the passage of ACHA by the House of Representatives. This week, it appears that the Senate is prepared to vote on the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017”, which is the Senate’s version of health care reform. Given the fast-changing political climate, it is very possible that by the time you read this, the information...

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