Tax and Estate Planning experts from the Modern Family & LGBT Services Practice group at Marcum LLP responded to the financial implications of today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing same-sex marriage as a legal right in all 50 states.
The Supreme Court today delivered a historic victory for gay rights, ruling 5 to 4 that the Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live and that states may no longer reserve the right only for heterosexual couples.
The LGBT community is anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court decision, expected imminently, that may finally establish same-sex marriage as a civil right in all 50 states. But regardless of how the court decides, married same-sex couples still have to be vigilant and proactive in how they protect their financial assets and plan for the future.
The former Lehman Brothers CEO spoke Thursday in a public forum for the first time since the bank's 2008 collapse. "You don't have the time to hear all the things I would have done differently," he said.
Dick Fuld, the chief executive who presided over the implosion of Lehman Brothers, used his first voluntary public appearance since 2008 to blame the US government for fuelling the financial crisis and ordering the closure of his investment bank.
Kate Kelly talks with with David Bukzin, partner-in-charge of the SEC practice group of the accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, at the firm's fourth annual Marcum MicroCap Conference, about opportunities in the microcap space and why they chose Dick Fuld, former Lehman Brothers CEO, to deliver the keynote.