A Primer on Estate Planning: Be Prepared

Estate planning is one of those tasks everyone knows is important, staring the Grim Reaper in the face to figure out how to distribute assets isn’t fun.

Estate planning is one of those tasks everyone knows is important, but few do eagerly. After all, staring the Grim Reaper in the face to figure out how to distribute assets isn’t fun. However, postponing the decisions is a mistake. Jeffrey Burr, an attorney specializing in estate planning, explained many of the threats that lurk.… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

Nevada bankers met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss what the future of banking looks like and the lessons learned from the past.

The past several years have brought many changes to the banking industry including new security threats, a distressed market and changing customer expectations. Nevertheless, the industry works to push through these issues and carry on into the future. Recently, executives representing banking met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss what… [More...]

Industry Focus: Bankers

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The banking industry plays a vital role in the success or failure of companies and individuals that rely on banks for their financial needs. Over the last few years, the industry has experienced a myriad of challenges including government regulations, foreclosures, finding qualified borrowers, low interest rates and image issues. Executives from the banking industry recently met to discuss these and other issues:

John Wilcox, City National Bank; Alfred Alvarez, Bank of the West; Arvind Menon, Meadows Bank; Kirk Clausen, Wells Fargo; Reed Radosevich, Northern Trust; Greg Gilbert, Holland & Hart; George Burns, Nevada Commissioner of Financial Institutes; Bob Martin, BNY Mellon; Bill Uffleman, Nevada Bankers Association [More...]

Wealth Management: Tending to Retirement

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When the boat is rocking people naturally cling more tightly to the rail – which, given today’s economy, says much of what one needs to know about investing for retirement. “Individuals are scared, and rightly so,” says Tony DePasquale, founder and President of Elysien Private Wealth & Real Property in Henderson. “They want safe, and… [More...]