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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 1 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,838 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: 26 Aug 2008
2 2,693 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 2,318 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 2,119 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 1,888 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 1,823 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 1,519 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 1,517 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 1,393 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
2 Jun 2014 through 1 Aug 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 215 Desperate Retirees: The Perplexing Challenge of Covering Retirement Health Care Costs in a YOYO World
Richard L. Kaplan
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 13 Jun 2014
2 146 Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts
Steven J. Horowitz and Robert H. Sitkoff
Sidley Austin LLP and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 8 Jul 2014
3 99 State Law Reporting and Disclosure Mandates Under ERISA
Albert Feuer
Law Offices of Albert Feuer
Date posted to database: 16 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 21 Jul 2014
4 98 Invaren: Ten Onrechte Geen Aandacht Voor Het Handvest ('Invaren', What About the Charter of Fundamental Right?)
Hans van Meerten
Clifford Chance LLP
Date posted to database: 26 May 2014
Last Revised: 29 May 2014
5 98 Morals from the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
6 88 The Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution
Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 26 May 2014
Last Revised: 26 May 2014
7 59 Alms to the Rich: The Fa├žade Easement Deduction
Wendy C. Gerzog
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 25 Jun 2014
8 56 The Life and Death of the Ipswich Grammar School Trust: Is Enduring Dead Hand Control Possible?
Ronald Chester
New England Law | Boston
Date posted to database: 24 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 24 Jun 2014
9 51 Trust and Fiduciary Law
Matthew Harding
University of Melbourne - Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jun 2014
Last Revised: 17 Jun 2014
10 47 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





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