James G. Blase

G. Blase

James G. Blase is the principal of Blase & Associates LLC, focusing on tax, estate and business succession planning. He is also an adjunct professor of estate planning at St. Louis University School of Law.

Missouri Makes Dramatic Change to Asset Protection Law for Married Couples
On July 10, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri signed Senate Bill No. 164, which dramatically changes the Missouri qualified spousal trust requirements and, as a consequence, the entire asset protection landscape for Missouri married couples.
The Minimum Income Tax Trust 
James G. Blase offers a solution to alleviate some of the burdens of the income tax laws applied to estate planning
A MAT Sample Form 
There are many ways to draft a modified accumulation trust. Here's one: Separate Accounting for Retirement Arrangements Except as otherwise provided in
Consider the MAT 
Recent private letter rulings issued by the Internal Revenue Service1 have created concern among estate-planning attorneys regarding the best way to draft
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