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Oct 31, 2012

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorney Bryan M. Dench authors a chapter in estate planning book

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AUBURN, Maine – Bryan M. Dench, chairman of the board of directors of the law firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, authored a chapter in the recently published two-volume book A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Maine. The book, published by MCLE New England 2012, was compiled and edited from chapters contributed by a number of Maine attorneys and edited by Philip C. Hunt, Esq.

Dench’s chapter, “Lifetime Asset Transfers,” includes information about effective use of gifts to family members in order to reduce estate taxes and costs. He explains the main lifetime gift techniques used by estate planning experts and their legal and tax implications.

“I was honored to be asked to contribute to this historic treatise for estate planning professionals and clients here in Maine,” Dench said. “This is a first for our state.”

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