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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 28 Feb 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,955 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 2,904 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 2,378 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
4 2,157 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
5 1,934 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
6 1,854 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
7 1,653 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
8 1,543 Grantor Trusts and Income Tax Reporting Requirements: A Primer
Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Bridget J. Crawford
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Jul 2006
Last Revised: 14 Jul 2006
9 1,438 The Federal Estate Tax: History, Law, and Economics
David Joulfaian
US Department of the Treasury - Office of Tax Analysis
Date posted to database: 2 Apr 2010
Last Revised: 22 Jun 2013
10 1,409 The Fundamentals of Wealth Transfer Tax Planning: 2011 and Beyond
John A. Miller and Jeffrey A. Maine
University of Idaho College of Law and University of Maine School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 24 Jul 2012

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Dec 2014 through 28 Feb 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 230 A Texas Notary's Guide to Estate Planning Documents
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 23 Jan 2015
2 126 Fiduciary Relationships: Ensuring the Loyal Exercise of Judgement on Behalf of Another
Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law - Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
3 117 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
4 76 Merger is Indirect Gift in Cavallaro
Kerry A. Ryan
Saint Louis University School of Law
Date posted to database: 20 Jan 2015
Last Revised: 20 Jan 2015
5 66 Trustee Liability for Breach of Trust in the Common Law World
Oonagh B. Breen
UCD
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
6 64 Artwork in Disputes
Leila Alexandra Amineddoleh
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
7 51 Inherit the Cloud: The Role of Private Contracts in Distributing or Deleting Digital Assets at Death
Natalie M Banta
Stetson University College of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 9 Feb 2015
8 48 A Nightmare in Elwood Estate
Phyllis Taite (Smith)
Florida A&M University College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
9 42 Muslim Law: Judicial and Legislative Changes Around the World
Moslay Uddin and MD Ayatullah
University of Dhaka and University of Dhaka
Date posted to database: 25 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 19 Jan 2015
10 40 Dementia, Decision-Making, and the Modern (Adult) Guardianship Paradigm: Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society
Margaret Isabel Hall
Thompson Rivers University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2015





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