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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 31 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,182 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 2,967 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 2,443 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 2,185 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 1,968 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 1,916 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 1,571 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
8 1,471 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
9 1,498 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 1,748 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
2 Jul 2015 through 31 Aug 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 261 2015 Texas Estate Planning Legislative Update
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 6 Aug 2015
2 213 2015 Texas Estates Code with Commentary
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 7 Aug 2015
3 113 Formal Elements of Contract and Fiduciary Law
Emily L. Sherwin
Cornell University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 17 Aug 2015
4 78 Mutual Exclusivity and the Nature of Property
James Y. Stern
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 19 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015
5 54 How Harmful is Trust Proliferation?
Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 12 Jul 2015
6 32 Baselines in Trust Term Extension
Alexander A. Boni-Saenz
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
7 31 Loyalty and Politics: From Case Law to Statute Law
Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law - Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
Date posted to database: 11 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 18 Aug 2015
8 29 Testamentary Freedom: Mutual Wills Might Let You Down
Siôn Hudson and Brian Sloan
Miller Sands Solicitors and University of Cambridge - Robinson College, Cambridge
Date posted to database: 8 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 11 Aug 2015
9 24 Intestate Succession in Quebec
Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law - Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
Date posted to database: 29 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 29 Jul 2015
10 24 The Law of Human Remains
Tanya D. Marsh
Wake Forest Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Aug 2015
Last Revised: 20 Aug 2015





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