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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 24 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 2,799 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: 26 Aug 2008
2 2,579 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 2,286 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 2,105 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 1,867 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 1,806 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 1,489 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 1,439 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
9 1,382 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 1,358 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

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
23 Feb 2014 through 24 Apr 2014

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 479 The Benefits and Disadvantages of Living Trusts
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 7 Mar 2014
2 292 2012 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
John R. Ivimey and Jeffrey A. Cooper
Reid and Riege, P.C. and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Date posted to database: 9 Feb 2014
Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
3 143 Who Said Learning Trusts & Estates Can't Be Fun?
Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 29 Mar 2014
4 81 Perpetual Conservation Easements in the 21st Century: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go from Here?
Nancy A. McLaughlin
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 19 Mar 2014
5 76 Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces
Paul L. Caron and James R. Repetti
Pepperdine University - School of Law and Boston College - Law School
Date posted to database: 20 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 27 Mar 2014
6 68 Not So Common (Law) Marriage: Notes from a Blue State
Thomas R Andrews
University of Washington - School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 30 Mar 2014
7 52 Property, Exclusivity, and Jurisdiction
James Y. Stern
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 13 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 13 Mar 2014
8 48 Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
Date posted to database: 11 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 2 Apr 2014
9 47 Tax Court Sends Message on Valuation in Richmond
Kerry A. Ryan
Saint Louis University School of Law
Date posted to database: 8 Apr 2014
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2014
10 43 Tax Recognition
Barry Cushman
Notre Dame Law School
Date posted to database: 28 Mar 2014
Last Revised: 28 Mar 2014





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