For more than 30 years, I have practiced law with an emphasis on litigation and appeal of disputes involving civil law matters.Contact
Since the creation of Mr. Vara’s firm in 1993, Lynn has been the firm’s Paralegal. Lynn has a thorough knowledge of civil litigation, corporate, real estate, estate planning, and probate.Contact
Several years ago, an unreasonable lawsuit was filed against me and my family. I hired Mr. Gilbert Vara, Jr. to represent my case, and that decision is one of the most important ones I have made in my life. Mr. Vara and his very capable Legal Assistant, Krystin Pechacek, treated me in the most professionally proficient manner, handling matters on time and always corresponding with me, while maintaining a friendly and approachable relationship.
Then, when the time came to take the deposition of the person who filed the lawsuit, Mr. Vara questioned her with dignity and professionalism. I was impressed by this man who I would definitely call a Gentleman. I’m happy to say that Mr. Vara won this lawsuit for me. Therefore, I would highly recommend the law firm of Gilbert Vara to anyone, and should the need arise, I will call him again.
When dealing with legal matters such as divorce, my expectations were to keep it as simple and as stress-free as possible. Gilbert Vara certainly made that happen. Gilbert sat with me upfront and went through the details of my situation in order to fully understand my needs as well as what I should expect from him.
He took time to discuss my case, and also took time to understand me personally. Gilbert was very clear in laying out a plan for my benefit, how the matter will proceed and finally come to a close. I was able to talk through anything I did not understand and he and his staff were very helpful keeping me updated with the progress of my case. Finally, the case came to a close as simply as possible and without surprises.
A bill introduced in the Senate would have the effect of moving more money out of donor-advised funds and private foundations and into working charities. For donor-advised funds, the bill, called the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act or ACE Act, would establish deadlines for distributing money to charities. It would also tighten certain regulations for private foundations. Under current law, donor-advised funds do not have a minimum payout rate. These charitable accounts are created and funded by individuals to distribute to charities in the future. Donor-advised fund account holders receive a tax deduction when they put money into the fund. Opponents…..
For retirees who want to go back to work, there are some important financial considerations to keep in mind. An advisor can help you think through the implications for you. Consider these factors: Social Security benefits: If you return to work, it’s possible that your additional income could bring you over the annual earnings limit for Social Security. That means you could temporarily lose all or part of your benefits before you reach full retirement age. After you hit full retirement age, you can work without affecting your benefits. For someone who isn’t receiving Social Security yet, returning to work…..
In the latest draft of IRS Form 1040, the agency has made a slight but essential change to the wording of the question related to virtual currency. On the 2019 and 2020 tax returns, the following question appeared: “At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?” The question led many people to wonder whether the IRS was trying to create a database of cryptocurrency investors, even if they had not sold their interests. It was also so broad that taxpayers and advisors found it tough to answer……