by Christopher D. Carico | Partner
Change in Tax Focus of Basic Estate Planning
The federal government’s recent adoption of “portability,” allowing the transfer of the deceased spouse’s estate tax exclusion to the surviving spouse, and the fixing of the maximum federal estate tax rate at 40%, has shifted the tax planning focus for estate planners from estate taxes planning to capital gains tax for couples with wealth under $11,000,000. Those couples may now be…
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP on the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list in the Metropolitan Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ranking in Los Angeles for their work in Trusts & Estates Law and Trust & Estates Litigation.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys…
Partner Christopher Carico was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list. Mr. Carico has been listed for five consecutive years for his work in trusts and estates law.
For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal professionalism and excellence around the globe. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast 5.5 million…
William Benz earned a BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The Peer Review ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
Martindale describes the rating as a widely respected mark of achievement differentiating a lawyer from his or her competition.
Partners Christopher Carico and Philip Toomey were selected for inclusion on the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Since 2009, Mr. Carico has been recognized for his work in estate and trust litigation, and since 2005, Mr. Toomey has been recognized for his work in employment and labor law.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from a wide range of practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and…
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Carico Johnson Toomey on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list in the Metropolitan Tier 2 Ranking in Los Angeles for their work in Trusts and Estates Law, as well as the Metropolitan Tier 3 Ranking for their work in Trusts & Estates Litigation.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations,…
EL SEGUNDO, California, December 19, 2013 – The law firm of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.
The firm’s inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” for the Los Angeles Metro area, Tier 2 in Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law comes in addition…
Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California (via PR Newswire)
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher D. Carico, partner of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP, has been selected to the 2013 California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this…
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in Trusts and Estates, and in the separate field of Litigation – Trusts & Estates and (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally…
Los Angeles Daily Journal publishes article by Christopher Carico, “Trust your dog: estate planning for pets in California” Download PDF