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Emma D. Becker joins HEKB as our newest Estate Planning attorney | January 13 2017

We are so pleased to welcome Emma and we look forward to the many contributions she will bring to the Firm’s estate planning practice. Emma was most recently an attorney with Hemenway & Barnes LLP in Boston, MA.


Congratulations to HEKB paralegal, Donna Pheland, who was recently appointed a member of the Notary Public Modernization Stakeholder Group by Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State | December 07 2016

"The Notary Public Modernization Stakeholder Group was formed to discuss modernizing Rhode Island's notary public laws in light of the Uniform Law Commission's Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) to reflect current marketplace changes such as electronic notarization; the qualification and education of notaries, and to strengthen the fundamental requirements of notaries."


Proposed Treasury Regulations Aim To Eliminate Valuation Discounts In Connection With Transfers Of Interests In Family-Controlled Entities | September 26 2016

Last month, the Treasury Department and the IRS issued Proposed Regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that are aimed at substantially restricting or eliminating valuation discounts in connection with intra-family transfers of interests in family-controlled entitles (corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities).