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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 14 Sep 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,849 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 2,743 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 2,329 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 2,126 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 1,896 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 1,829 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 1,554 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 1,525 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 1,402 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 1,391 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
16 Jul 2014 through 14 Sep 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 326 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
2 232 Decanting is Not Just for Sommeliers
Gerry W. Beyer and Melissa J. Willms
Texas Tech University School of Law and Davis & Willms, PLLC
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2014
3 178 A Guide to Fiduciary Selection
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
4 148 Funding Marital Trusts: Mistakes and Their Consequences
Jay A. Soled, Dena Wolf and Nathan Arnell
Rutgers University, Independent and Independent
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2014
5 121 State Law Reporting and Disclosure Mandates Under ERISA
Albert Feuer
Law Offices of Albert Feuer
Date posted to database: 16 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 8 Aug 2014
6 112 Rethinking ERISA's Promise of Income Security in a World of 401(k) Plans
Lawrence A. Frolik
University of Pittsburgh - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
7 82 Law Review Articles You Should've Read (But Probably Didn't) in 2013
Bridget J. Crawford
Pace University School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 1 Jul 2014
8 80 The Supreme Court Disregards ERISA and Goes Farther Astray in Applying Bankruptcy Law to Retirement Assets
Albert Feuer
Law Offices of Albert Feuer
Date posted to database: 9 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 13 Aug 2014
9 60 Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State
Joshua C. Tate
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Date posted to database: 2 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 16 Jul 2014
10 52 Revisiting the Revolution: Reintegrating the Wealth Transmission System
Melanie B. Leslie and Stewart E. Sterk
Yeshiva University - Cardozo Law School and Yeshiva University - Cardozo Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 2 Jul 2014





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