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Legal and Life Lessons Learned From the Passing of the Great John Singleton

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john singleton

I remember as a child watching Boyz in the Hood with mixed emotions. Although I could not relate to many of the characters’ issues, as a Black teen growing up in the Appalachian mountains, it was a relief to see Black people in a Black community living their Black lives. I remember feeling proud that the filmmaker…

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$80Mil and no Will? Here’s why I’m not surprised that Aretha Franklin didn’t have a will.

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aretha franklin

We lost our beloved Aretha a week ago and, in addition to grieving the loss of the Queen of Soul, we are dumbfounded that she has a purported estate worth $80 million and no will. As an estate planning attorney, I am not surprised that Ms. Franklin did not have a will. Seventy percent of…

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Growing and Maintaining Black Wealth: Watch your Ass-ets

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Black Wealth

This is the second installment in our series around the topic of “Growing and Maintaining Black wealth through sound legal strategies and problem solving.” Let’s continue with a discussion about Assets. Growing and Maintaining Black Wealth: Watch your Ass-ets “Gator Boots, with the pimped out Gucci suit Ain’t got no job, but I stay sharp…

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Growing and Maintaining Black Wealth: Estate Planning

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Estate Planning

This is the first installment in our series around the topic of “Growing and Maintaining Black wealth through sound legal strategies and problem solving.” Let’s begin with a discussion about Estate Planning. Estate Planning In October of 2015, retired NBA player Lamar Odom suffered several strokes and kidney failure at the young age of thirty-five,…

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