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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 31 Mar 2015

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1 3,018 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 2,914 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 2,387 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 2,166 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 1,943 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 1,868 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 1,551 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
8 1,450 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
9 1,415 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
10 1,672 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
30 Jan 2015 through 31 Mar 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 165 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 23 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
2 157 Fiduciary Relationships: Ensuring the Loyal Exercise of Judgement on Behalf of Another
Lionel Smith
McGill University - Faculty of Law - Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015
3 110 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
4 95 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
5 85 Trustee Liability for Breach of Trust in the Common Law World
Oonagh B. Breen
UCD
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Mar 2015
6 85 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
7 82 '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
8 61 Dementia, Decision-Making, and the Modern (Adult) Guardianship Paradigm: Bentley v Maplewood Seniors Care Society
Margaret Isabel Hall
Thompson Rivers University - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 7 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 7 Feb 2015
9 60 Inherit the Cloud: The Role of Private Contracts in Distributing or Deleting Digital Assets at Death
Natalie M Banta
Stetson University College of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
10 51 A Nightmare in Elwood Estate
Phyllis Taite (Smith)
Florida A&M University College of Law
Date posted to database: 4 Feb 2015
Last Revised: 4 Feb 2015





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