Icon, Businesswoman, Philanthropist—What Happens Now to Elizabeth Taylor’s Fortune?

The recent passing of Elizabeth Taylor has many wondering what will now happen with Ms. Taylor’s sizeable fortune?  According to this article in Forbes Ms. Taylor’s fortune includes not only the millions she made in the Hollywood movie industry, but the even greater amount made she made with her fragrance line. “In her most savvy… Read More »

A Time for Giving

The holidays are upon us; a time for giving thanks, giving gifts, and giving to those less fortunate than ourselves.  In honor of the season of giving I would like to share this article from USA Today about philanthropist Charlie Annenberg Weingarten, grandson of diplomat and media tycoon Walter Annenberg.  Mr. Weingarten is the director… Read More »

Taxes and Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Couples

Marriage—and the rights and privileges it confers—is a hot topic in California right now, especially as pertains to gay marriage.  But the truth is that anyone who pays taxes knows that marital status is always a hot topic, because when it comes to the state and federal government, marital status carries a lot of weight…. Read More »