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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 22 Dec 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,882 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
2 2,869 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
3 2,358 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 2,141 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 1,914 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 1,838 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 1,612 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 1,531 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 1,422 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 1,399 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
23 Oct 2014 through 22 Dec 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 131 Survivorship Rights in Joint Bank Accounts: A Misbegotten Presumption of Intent
Gregory Eddington
Oklahoma City University
Date posted to database: 15 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 15 Oct 2014
2 120 Probate Law Meets the Digital Age
Naomi Cahn
George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 26 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 26 Nov 2014
3 99 Effectuating Your Client's Body Disposition Desires
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 1 Nov 2014
4 85 Wills Law on the Ground
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 6 Dec 2014
5 77 Contractual Indescendibility
David Horton
University of California, Davis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 31 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 1 Dec 2014
6 70 Reforming Property Law to Address Devastating Land Loss
Thomas W. Mitchell
University of Wisconsin Law School
Date posted to database: 30 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 2 Dec 2014
7 66 A Simplified Verifiable Gift Tax
Wendy C. Gerzog
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
8 48 Anatomical Intent
Reid K. Weisbord
Rutgers Law School - Newark
Date posted to database: 11 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 11 Nov 2014
9 40 Why the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge Requires Limitation of the Estate Tax Charitable Deduction
Edward A. Zelinsky
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Date posted to database: 16 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 3 Dec 2014
10 37 Federalizing Principles of Donative Intent and Unanticipated Circumstances
Reid K. Weisbord
Rutgers Law School - Newark
Date posted to database: 22 Nov 2014
Last Revised: 22 Nov 2014





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