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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 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,157 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 2,962 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 2,429 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 2,181 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 1,965 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 1,911 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 1,733 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 1,569 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 1,494 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 1,457 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
1 Jun 2015 through 31 Jul 2015

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 219 Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2015
2 173 Dispatches from the Trenches of America's Great Gun Trust Wars
Lee-ford Tritt
University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 30 May 2015
Last Revised: 30 May 2015
3 95 The Digital Legacy Conundrum: Who Really Owns What?
Craig Dickson
Auckland University of Technology
Date posted to database: 11 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
4 90 Complications in Putting Unborn Spoiled Brats to Work: Using Lessons from Labor Supply Theory to Design Incentive Trusts
John Michael Grant
New York University (NYU), School of Law, Students
Date posted to database: 19 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 19 Jun 2015
5 71 The Solemn Moment: Expanding Therapeutic Jurisprudence Throughout Estate Planning
Mark Glover
University of Wyoming College of Law
Date posted to database: 24 May 2015
Last Revised: 24 May 2015
6 61 Formal Elements of Contract and Fiduciary Law
Emily L. Sherwin
Cornell University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 23 Jul 2015
7 41 How Harmful is Trust Proliferation?
Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 12 Jul 2015
8 35 U.S. Legal Profession Efforts to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
Laurel S. Terry
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
Date posted to database: 3 Jun 2015
Last Revised: 3 Jun 2015
9 34 An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments
Susan Mangiero
Fiduciary Leadership, LLC
Date posted to database: 30 May 2015
Last Revised: 30 May 2015
10 27 Baselines in Trust Term Extension
Alexander A. Boni-Saenz
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Jul 2015
Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015





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