Considering a Holding Company for Your LLCs?

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) have not been around in Oklahoma that long. Lawyers twenty years ago were still using old form corporate minute books and stock certificates for LLCs – both completely unnecessary for LLCs. Change comes hard, but these days most people agree LLCs are the presumptive entity of choice because they make for [...]

2021-02-19T13:35:58-06:00February 19th, 2021|Articles|

Updating your Estate and Business Succession Plan for Changing Tax Codes

Benjamin Franklin famously said: “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”[1] Estate plans prepare and plan for these two certainties and frequently last for many years without need of updates. Significant changes in the law or your life can trigger the need to review your estate plan to [...]

2020-11-05T10:33:25-06:00November 5th, 2020|Articles|

What Happens to My Kids If I Don’t Have an Estate Plan?

You know the old saying… kiddos are the “apple of my eye” – when they’re not driving you crazy that is. In all seriousness, you spend a large part of your life trying to protect and provide for your kids. So, this is an important question: What happens to my kids if I don’t have [...]

2020-09-14T08:46:09-05:00September 13th, 2020|Articles|

Small Business Relief: Top Loan Options

Rainey Law Continues to Serve Clients (with the help of technology) Governor Kevin Stitt recently signed an order declaring legal services as an essential business. Our team at Rainey Law continues working with full remote access capabilities from home and with limited personnel in our physical offices to ensure the health of others and our [...]

2020-04-06T13:25:52-05:00April 4th, 2020|Articles|

We’re Still Here to Serve You: Find out If Emergency Sick Leave and Family Leave Impacts You

It’s that time of year again when we make time to visit our loved ones for the holidays and hopefully create warm memories. For some of our clients, this time is bittersweet because memories are all they have. While they remember and are grateful for the good times shared, a lot also struggled to properly grieve because of the messes left behind by their loved ones. Often there was no will, no trust, no direction for the family to move forward, and no real room to grieve for months and sometimes years.

2020-04-02T05:56:13-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Articles|

Are You Leaving Memories or a Mess? 5 Reasons to Gift Your Family an Estate Plan

It’s that time of year again when we make time to visit our loved ones for the holidays and hopefully create warm memories. For some of our clients, this time is bittersweet because memories are all they have. While they remember and are grateful for the good times shared, a lot also struggled to properly grieve because of the messes left behind by their loved ones. Often there was no will, no trust, no direction for the family to move forward, and no real room to grieve for months and sometimes years.

2019-12-20T09:11:57-06:00December 20th, 2019|Articles|

Is Your LLC Protecting You? Common Mishaps that Can Remove LLC Protections

A company recently asked us to review an employee handbook to ensure the business’s and the employees’ rights are protected and up to date based on Oklahoma Law. Our review and updates addressed a multitude of legal issues, including Oklahoma’s recent legalization of medical marijuana.

2019-10-16T10:20:19-05:00October 16th, 2019|Articles|

Oklahoma Expands Employers’ Rights Re: Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

A company recently asked us to review an employee handbook to ensure the business’s and the employees’ rights are protected and up to date based on Oklahoma Law. Our review and updates addressed a multitude of legal issues, including Oklahoma’s recent legalization of medical marijuana.

2019-08-14T14:57:41-05:00August 8th, 2019|Articles|

Navigating the Three Main Problem Solving Alternatives: Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation

A young woman recently came to our offices, visibly upset, and told us about a problem she was struggling with. She thought she’d been wronged, but she didn’t understand how to address the situation or what legal options were available to her. The uncertainty scared her and left her asking where to even begin.

2019-07-18T09:39:33-05:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|

5 Reasons Why Everything Must Go (Into Your Trust)

We recently met with a couple whose trust was more than 10 years old (see our article on when to have your estate plan reviewed). A lot of life happened during 10 years and the clients got busy and failed to put 6 assets in their trust. Failure to title the couples’ property in their trust could have triggered a lengthy and expensive probate had the couple died without making it to our offices to get all assets in their trust.

2019-06-05T09:22:37-05:00June 4th, 2019|Articles|
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