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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 21 Oct 2014

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1 2,860 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
2 2,797 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 2,340 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 2,135 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 1,903 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 1,830 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 1,580 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 1,529 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 1,410 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 1,394 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
22 Aug 2014 through 21 Oct 2014

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1 339 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
2 256 Trying Times: Important Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Federal Tax Cases
Nancy A. McLaughlin and Stephen J. Small
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Law Office of Stephen J. Small, Esq., P.C.
Date posted to database: 2 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 14 Oct 2014
3 251 Decanting is Not Just for Sommeliers
Gerry W. Beyer and Melissa J. Willms
Texas Tech University School of Law and Davis & Willms, PLLC
Date posted to database: 2 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 2 Aug 2014
4 202 A Guide to Fiduciary Selection
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Jul 2014
Last Revised: 30 Jul 2014
5 153 Funding Marital Trusts: Mistakes and Their Consequences
Jay A. Soled, Dena Wolf and Nathan Arnell
Rutgers University, Independent and Independent
Date posted to database: 3 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 3 Aug 2014
6 128 Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law
Andrew S. Gold and Paul B. Miller
DePaul University - College of Law and McGill University Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 18 Sep 2014
7 72 Waivers of Limitation Periods in the Income Tax Act – Judicial Interpretations and Approaches
Sas Ansari
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 12 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 17 Oct 2014
8 63 Grim Fairy Tales: Studies of Wicked Stepmothers, Poisoned Apples and the Elective Share
Martin D. Begleiter
Drake University - Law School
Date posted to database: 6 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 6 Sep 2014
9 61 Copyright Trust
Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky
Bar Ilan University - Faculty of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 18 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 26 Sep 2014
10 48 The Uniform Power of Attorney Act: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution
Angela M. Vallario
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Date posted to database: 27 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 27 Sep 2014





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