Melissa Langa
Melissa Langa
Bove & Langa
10 Tremont Street
Suite #600
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-720-6040
Fax: 617-720-1919
www.bovelanga.com
[email protected]

Articles Published by Melissa Langa (partial list)

  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel State Survey of Asset Protection Techniques in Massachusetts
  • The Bove & Langa November 2018 Report: A Year End Review for a Clean Slate in 2019 LISI Estate Planning Newsletter
  • Thomson Reuter Practical Law Q&A of Massachusetts Estate Tax
  • Co-Author The Trustworthy Advisora monthly column in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2014 – present)
  • Co-Author, Trusts and Estates Forum, a regularly appearing column in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2001 – 2011)
  • Co-Author: Self-Settled Trust and Similar Devices Under the Bankruptcy Code, October 12, 2011
  • Co-Author: The Foreign Bank Account Bomb – How to Defuse It, Estate Planning, 2008.
  • The Great Escape: Charting the Course for the Vacation Home, Boston Bar Association, May 22, 2008
  • Co-Author: The Flee Clause: A Siren Song of Asset Protection Trusts, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, February 25, 2008.
  •  Asset Protection Guide for Financial Service Professionals, 50th Annual Harris M. Plaisted New England Conference of Financial Service Professionals (February 2008)
  • The Massachusetts Estate Tax: What Is It, How To Calculate It, and How to Plan To Eliminate It, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (Annual Meeting January 2008)
  •  Asset Protection Planning Up-Dates: Practical Strategies and Drafting Tips to Minimize Risk, ALI-ABA Live Video Webcast (Washington D.C. June 2007)
  • Co-Author, Directing Discretion in Discretionary Trusts – The Letter of Wishes, Offshore Investments (May 2006)
  •  What Financial Advisors Need to Know About Asset Protection Planning, Society of Financial Service Professionals (March 2006)
  • The Rules of the Game: Transfer Tax Planning for the Non-Resident Alien, Boston Bar Association (April 2006).
  • Advisor’s Guide to Asset Protection Planning, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Conference, Massachusetts Chapter (January 2006)
  • The Bankruptcy Act of 2005, Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants, Combined Institute of Federal and State Taxation (November 2005)
  • New Developments in Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning, American Bar Association Joint Taxation and Probate/Real Property Meeting, San Francisco (September 2005)
  • Preserving and Transferring the Principal Residence MCLE Seminar (August 2005)
  • Use of Powers of Appointment in Drafting Asset Protection Trusts, ALI-ABA Satellite Televised Program Asset Protection Update (Washington D.C. June 2005)
  • Co-Author, Planning Bequests and Gifts to Grandchildren, a chapter in the book “Drafting Estate Plans” published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2005)
  • Co-Author, A United States’ Judge Tackles the “Now You See It Now You Don’t” Strategy of Offshore Trusts; Trusts & Trustees (Volume II, Issue 8 July/August 2005)
  • Co-Author, Cross-Border Private Client Estate Planning – Year in Review, 39 International Lawyer No. 2 (Summer 2005) ; 38 International Lawyer No. 2 (Summer 2004)
  • Federal and State Transfer Taxes; Uses of Insurance in Estate Planning; and The Art of Charitable Giving, Estate Planning Basics, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2005)
  • Offshore Trusts and The Mechanics of Establishing Them, 16th Annual Symposia, Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law, American Bar Association (Washington D.C. 2005)
  • Special Considerations in Drafting Asset Protection Trusts, 15th Annual Symposia, Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law, American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington 2004)
  • Offshore Trusts: How the Landmark Cases Have Affected Drafting Issues and Selection of Jurisdictions, 14th Annual Symposia, Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law, American Bar Association (New York 2003)
  • The Benefit of Outright Gifts, Estate Planning in a Volatile Market, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2003)
  • Formula Alternatives, The New Massachusetts Estate Tax, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2003)
  • Massachusetts Permits Single Member Limited Liability Companies, Newsletter of the Committee on Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations (ABA Section of Business Law)(July 2003)
  • Landmark Cases in Asset Protection Planning, Asset Protection Trusts: Onshore and Offshore, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2003)
  • Property Rights in a Dead Body: Ted Williams Revisited, Massachusetts Probate & Family American Inn of Court (2003)
  • Co-Author, Is There a MICRUM Trust In Your Client’s Future?, Personal Financial Planning Monthly (Journal for Financial Planning Professionals April 2003)
  • Lifetime Asset Transfers and Section 529 Plans, Estate Planning Basics, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (2003)
  •  Marginally Taxable Estates: The New Massachusetts Estate Tax and Other Challenges for the Advisor, Boston Estate Planning Council (2003)
  • Co-Author, A Case of (ERISA) Silence Not Being Golden: Lampkins v. Golden, Leimberg Information Services (2002)
  • “Legal Developments” column in Asset Protection Journal; Panel Publishers, Law Division, New York, N.Y. (1999 – 2001)
  • Co-Author, Asset Protection in Your Own Backyard, Boston Business Journal (Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2001)
  • Co-Author, The US LLC – Will it Replace the Family Limited Partnership? Offshore Investments (Nov. 2002)Lecturer, Lifetime Gifting, Estate Planning Basics MCLE (Boston 2002)
  • Personal Residence Trusts and the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, Preserving and Transferring the Principal Residence MCLE (2002)
  •  Ethical Wills, Brookline Senior Center (2002)
  • Common Estate Planning Errors, Boston Bar Association (2002)
  • Ten Tax Tips, Massachusetts Women Lawyers Assoc. (2002)
  • Co-Author, A Case of (ERISA) Silence Not Being Golden: Creditor Protection of SEP IRA, Asset Protection Planning Newsletter, Steve Leimberg Editor (Nov. 2002)
  • ABC’s of IRD, Boston Estate Planning Council (Oct. 2002)
  • Co-Author, Noteworthy Legal Developments Affecting Asset Protection Planning, Asset Protection Strategies: Planning with Domestic and Offshore Entities (ABA 2002)
  • Planning Under the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 as part of “The Basics: Estate and Gift Planning”; Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program (2002).
  • Personal Residence Trusts, Preserving and Transferring the Principal Residence MCLE (2001)
  • Co-Author, Trusts and Estates Forum Boston Law Tribune (2001)
  • Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning published in The Best of MBA-CLE, Massachusetts Bar Association (September 2000)
  • Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning, Basic Estate Planning Seminar, Massachusetts Bar Association (2000 – 2004)
  • Co-author, Use of A Retained Interest Trust in Combination With A Limited Partnership; Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (December 13, 1999)
  • Co-author, Recent Developments in Asset Protection Planning; American Bar Association’s Section on Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Symposium; 10th Annual Spring CLE & Committee Meeting (May 1999)
  • Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning for the Novice Estate Planner as part of “The Basics: Estate and Gift Planning”; Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program (1999 – 2004)
  • Quoted in “Pets: Who Would Care For Them If You Couldn’t?”, Animals Magazine (Summer 2001)
  • Quoted in HorsesMouth.com regarding gift and estate tax implications of grantor trusts (Summer 2004).