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Forming and operating your business

When starting a new business, you will want to decide whether to operate your business as a sole proprietorship or as a separate person by forming an entity. In rare instances, operating as a sole proprietorship is sufficient. However, in the vast majority of instances, you will want to form an entity to operate your business because, amongst other things, operating as an entity provides you, as the owner, protection from personal liability for the entity's debts and obligations, provided you observe corporate formalities in maintaining the entity's separate legal identity. 

Trustees Responsibility when Trustee has Sole and Absolute Discretion

A trustee is bound by the terms of the trust agreement. The performance of his or her duties, including and especially making distributions to beneficiaries, must strictly comply with the trust terms. However, more and more trusts, especially those utilizing advanced estate, tax, and asset protection planning techniques, provide an independent trustee with sole and absolute discretion to make distributions of principal and/or income to the trusts beneficiaries. So how does a trustee exercise this discretion? Is the trustee free to do anything or are there restrictions?

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