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Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal

ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 1 Jul 2016

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,398 Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and The Blum Firm, PC
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
2 3,016 A Guide to Starting Social Security Benefits
Richard L. Kaplan
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Aug 2008
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2014
3 2,767 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
4 2,585 Law and the Rise of the Firm
Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire
Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jan 2006
Last Revised: 18 Jul 2006
5 2,253 Jurisdictional Competition for Trust Funds: An Empirical Analysis of Perpetuities and Taxes
Robert H. Sitkoff and Max M. Schanzenbach
Harvard Law School and Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2005
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2006
6 2,252 Robo-Advisors: A Closer Look
Melanie L. Fein
Fein Law Offices
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2015
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
7 2,029 Estate Planning for Persons with Less Than $5 Million
Jonathan G. Blattmachr, Georgiana J. Slade and Bridget J. Crawford
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, LLP and Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2006
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2006
8 2,003 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
9 1,875 Estate Planning in the Digital Age
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Oct 2012
Last Revised: 26 Apr 2013
10 1,834 When Do Fiduciary Duties Arise?
James J. Edelman
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 26 Oct 2010
Last Revised: 13 Nov 2010

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
2 May 2016 through 1 Jul 2016

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1 349 Lawyers for Legal Ghosts: The Legality and Ethics of Representing Persons Subject to Guardianship
Nina A. Kohn and Catheryn Koss
Syracuse University - College of Law and University of Kansas - Gerontology Center
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2016
2 347 Following the Money: Lessons from the Panama Papers, Part 1: Tip of the Iceberg
Lawrence J. Trautman
American University
Date posted to database: 26 May 2016
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2016
3 223 'Death Tax' Politics
Michael J. Graetz
Columbia Law School
Date posted to database: 7 May 2016
Last Revised: 26 May 2016
4 194 Fiduciary Financial Advice to Retirement Savers: Don't Overlook the Prudent Investor Rule
Max M. Schanzenbach and Robert H. Sitkoff
Northwestern University - School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 15 Jun 2016
5 110 Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax
Wendy C. Gerzog
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 May 2016
Last Revised: 28 May 2016
6 108 Complexity's Shadow: American Indian Property, Sovereignty, and the Future
Jessica A. Shoemaker
University of Nebraska - College of Law
Date posted to database: 17 May 2016
Last Revised: 17 May 2016
7 60 Democracy and Trusts
Carla Spivack
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Jun 2016
Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
8 58 Valuation, Values, Norms: Proposals for Estate and Gift Tax Reform
Bridget J. Crawford
Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 May 2016
Last Revised: 12 May 2016
9 58 Fiduciary Duties of European Institutional Investors Legal Analysis and Policy Recommendations
Andrew Johnston and Paige Morrow
University of Sheffield - Law School and Frank Bold
Date posted to database: 23 May 2016
Last Revised: 23 May 2016
10 54 Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth
Goldburn P. Maynard
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 May 2016
Last Revised: 14 May 2016





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