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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 25 Jan 2015

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1 2,896 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 2,892 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 2,371 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 2,147 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 1,921 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 1,843 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 1,624 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 1,534 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 1,429 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 1,400 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
26 Nov 2014 through 25 Jan 2015

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1 132 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
2 62 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
3 48 Artwork in Disputes
Leila Alexandra Amineddoleh
Fordham University School of Law
Date posted to database: 21 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 21 Dec 2014
4 41 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
5 32 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
6 29 Federal Visions of Private Family Support
Laura Rosenbury
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Date posted to database: 17 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 17 Dec 2014
7 25 Virtual Worlds – A Legal Post-Mortem Account
Edina Harbinja
University of Strathclyde Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Dec 2014
Last Revised: 20 Dec 2014





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