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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 19 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,049 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 2,917 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 2,393 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 2,170 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 1,944 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 1,883 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 1,686 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 1,554 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 1,457 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 1,419 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
18 Feb 2015 through 19 Apr 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 177 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
2 151 Medicaid Spend Down, Estate Recovery and Divorce: Doctrine, Planning and Policy
John A. Miller
University of Idaho College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 1 Mar 2015
3 120 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
4 112 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
5 104 Forfeiting Trust
Deborah S. Gordon
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 21 Mar 2015
6 101 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
7 98 Trusting Trust
Deborah S. Gordon
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Date posted to database: 22 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 22 Feb 2015
8 86 'Making Things Fair': An Empirical Study of How People Approach the Wealth Transmission System
Naomi Cahn and Amy Ziettlow
George Washington University - Law School and Institute of American Values
Date posted to database: 8 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 12 Mar 2015
9 60 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
10 57 Written Testimony of Ray D. Madoff before the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Hearing on the Burden of the Estate Tax on Family Businesses and Farms
Ray D. Madoff
Boston College - Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2015
Last Revised: 3 Apr 2015





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