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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 6 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,128 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 2,952 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 2,419 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 2,179 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 1,962 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 1,905 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 1,720 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 1,564 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 1,486 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 1,448 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
7 May 2015 through 6 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 321 Trust Decanting: A Sale Without Gain Realization
Jason Kleinman
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Date posted to database: 10 May 2015
Last Revised: 10 May 2015
2 218 Sherlock Holmes and the Problem of the Dead Hand: The Modification and Termination of 'Irrevocable' Trusts
Richard C. Ausness
University of Kentucky - College of Law
Date posted to database: 22 May 2015
Last Revised: 22 May 2015
3 212 Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2015
4 195 Digital Assets and Fiduciaries
Naomi Cahn, Christina L. Kunz and Suzanne Brown Walsh
George Washington University - Law School, William Mitchell College of Law and Murtha Cullina LLP
Date posted to database: 8 May 2015
Last Revised: 18 May 2015
5 162 Dispatches from the Trenches of America's Great Gun Trust Wars
Lee-ford Tritt
University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 30 May 2015
Last Revised: 30 May 2015
6 91 Expect the Unexpected: Valuation, Penalty, and Liability Issues in the Context of the Federal Estate Tax
Nikki Laing
Capshaw Green, PLLC
Date posted to database: 4 May 2015
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
7 87 The Digital Legacy Conundrum: Who Really Owns What?
Craig Dickson
Auckland University of Technology
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
8 83 Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy
Brian D. Galle
Georgetown University Law Center
Date posted to database: 27 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 18 Jun 2015
9 67 The Solemn Moment: Expanding Therapeutic Jurisprudence Throughout Estate Planning
Mark Glover
University of Wyoming College of Law
Date posted to database: 24 May 2015
Last Revised: 24 May 2015
10 67 Complications in Putting Unborn Spoiled Brats to Work: Using Lessons from Labor Supply Theory to Design Incentive Trusts
John Michael Grant
New York University (NYU), School of Law, Students
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015





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