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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 May 2015

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1 3,070 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 2,938 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 2,402 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 2,175 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 1,952 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 1,896 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 1,704 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 1,557 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 1,476 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 1,434 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
26 Mar 2015 through 25 May 2015

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1 171 The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis
Max M. Schanzenbach and Robert H. Sitkoff
Northwestern University - School of Law and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2015
2 150 Fiduciary Governance
Paul B. Miller and Andrew S. Gold
McGill University Faculty of Law and DePaul University - College of Law
Date posted to database: 25 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2015
3 128 When May an Agent Act on Behalf of an ERISA Plan Participant or Beneficiary?
Albert Feuer
Law Offices of Albert Feuer
Date posted to database: 1 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 14 Apr 2015
4 128 When is a Trust Protector a Fiduciary?
Richard C. Ausness
University of Kentucky - College of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
5 81 Expect the Unexpected: Valuation, Penalty, and Liability Issues in the Context of the Federal Estate Tax
Nikki Laing
Capshaw Green, PLLC
Date posted to database: 4 May 2015
Last Revised: 5 May 2015
6 75 A Taxonomy of Testamentary Intent
Mark Glover
University of Wyoming College of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 6 Apr 2015
7 71 Taking Turns
Ronen Perry and Tal Zarsky
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 7 Apr 2015
8 64 Keepings
Donald J. Kochan
Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Date posted to database: 6 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 10 May 2015
9 63 Libertarianism and the Charitable Tax Subsidies
Miranda Perry Fleischer
University of San Diego School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 30 Apr 2015
10 61 Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy
Brian D. Galle
Boston College Law School
Date posted to database: 27 Apr 2015
Last Revised: 5 May 2015





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