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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. provides legal counsel to businesses, individuals, and families, often spanning multiple generations. The firm’s expertise includes negotiating complex business transactions; providing sophisticated tax, estate planning and business succession strategies; litigating high value business and fiduciary disputes; purchasing, financing and leasing real property; and resolving family law and marital conflicts.  The firm’s lawyers have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with unwavering and compassionate representation in our areas of expertise.

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We are pleased to announce that Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers has been ranked as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" for 2024 by Best Lawyers®. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are honored to receive this recognition.

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Federal Judge Blocks FTC Ban on Noncompete Clauses

July 10, 2024

On July 3, 2024, Judge Ada Brown of the U.S. District Court (Northern District of Texas) issued a decision that has sent some shockwaves through the American business landscape. In Ryan LLC v. FTC the court blocked a recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulation that sought to ban worker noncompete contracts nationwide. This decision effectively maintains the status quo, allowing states to continue regulating noncompete agreements according to their own laws and precedents. Judge Brown said she intends to issue her substantive ruling by the end of August – prior to the date the rule was to go into effect.

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Estate Planning Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Using Life Insurance to Fund Buy-Sell Agreements

June 20, 2024

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States has significant implications for everyone who relies on life insurance to fund buy-sell agreements, a commonly used strategy for owners of closely held businesses. The Court's June 6, 2024 ruling in Thomas A. Connelly, as Executor of the Estate of Michael P. Connelly, Sr., Petitioner v. United States, highlights the urgency of individuals covered by buy-sell agreements and the companies that use them carefully reviewing and structuring these agreements to minimize potential estate tax liabilities for a deceased owner's estate and the companies' own financial obligations.

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Estate Planning for Individuals with Special Needs

June 4, 2024

Creating an estate plan that includes provisions for a loved one with special needs is an essential task to ensure that they are well taken care of after you're gone. A proper plan can provide for their financial needs without jeopardizing their eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here's an overview of what estate planning for individuals with special needs might involve.

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