Jeffrey A. Cooper

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Professor of Law

275 Mt. Carmel Ave.

Hamden, CT 06518

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Ghosts of 1932: The Lost History of Estate and Gift Taxation

Florida Tax Review, Vol. 9, No. 10, 2010
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2010
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 1,125 (35,765)

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estate tax, gift tax, tax history, 1932, Ramseyer, Hoover, tax policy

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Empty Promises: Settlor's Intent, the Uniform Trust Code, and the Future of Trust Investment Law

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 5, 2008
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2010
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 869 (51,499)
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Uniform Trust Code, UTC, settlor's intent, trust investment management, interpretation, prudent investor, UPIA, benefit the beneficiaries

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A Lapse in Judgment: Ruotolo v. Tietjen and Interpretation of Connecticut's Anti-Lapse Statute

Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Vol. 20, 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 May 2007
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 611 (81,533)

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lapse, anti-lapse, bequest, devise, predeceased, testator, Connecticut, estate, will, Ruotolo, Tietjen

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Time for Permanent Estate Tax Reform

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2014
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 499 (105,063)

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estate tax, gift tax, state death tax credit, EGTRRA, Obama, Congress, state estate tax, tax policy, wealth transfer

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2009 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 84, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 May 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2011
John R. Ivimey and Jeffrey A. Cooper
Reid and Riege, P.C. and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 493 (106,631)

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Connecticut, estate, probate, trusts, developments, recent, legislation, pet trusts, estate tax, probate litigation, probate procedure

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Speak Clearly and Listen Well: Negating the Duty to Diversify Trust Investments

Ohio Northern University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2007
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 464 (114,578)

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diversification, portfolio, fiduciary, trust, investment, management, Wood, Dumont, Rowe, Janes, Saxton, UPIA, prudent, default, modern portfolio theory, MPT

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2011 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 86, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Mar 2012
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 435 (123,600)

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2011 legislation, trust law, undue influence, estate law, wills, connecticut, probate practice, probate procedure, probate courts, connecticut probate

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2008 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 83, 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Feb 2009
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 420 (128,758)

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connecticut estate tax, decoupling, estate planning, tax policy, tax planning

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2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

88 Connecticut Bar Journal, 2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jul 2014
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 412 (131,704)

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2013 legislation, recent developments, statutory interpretation, estate tax, connecticut, pet trusts, probate, wills, trusts, estates, probate procedure, prudent investor, pet trusts, conservatorships, guardians, connecticut

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2007 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 82, 2008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 01 Feb 2010
John R. Ivimey and Jeffrey A. Cooper
Reid and Riege, P.C. and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 412 (131,704)

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connecticut, estate, probate, trusts, developments, recent

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2014 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

89 Connecticut Bar Journal (2015)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Sep 2015
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 411 (132,091)

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estate planning, update, recent developments, probate, Connecticut, statutory interpretation, legislation, probate litigation, undue influence, will contests, probate

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Interstate Competition and State Death Taxes: A Modern Crisis in Historical Perspective

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 May 2006
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 396 (137,731)
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state taxation, death taxes, estate taxes, interstate competition, tax history

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2012 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

87 Connecticut Bar Journal, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2014
John R. Ivimey and Jeffrey A. Cooper
Reid and Riege, P.C. and Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 387 (141,307)

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2012 legislation, statutory interpretation, estate tax, connecticut, probate, wills, trusts, estates, probate procedure

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2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

91 Connecticut Bar Journal (2017)
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Katherine Mulry
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 385 (142,102)

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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Conservators, Equitable Conversion, Testamentary Capacity, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Undue Influence, Will Contests, Probate

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2010 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 85, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Aug 2011
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 376 (146,003)

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2010 legislation, trust law, undue influence, estate law, wills, connecticut, probate practice, probate procedure, probate courts, connecticut probate

16.

Rethinking the Estate Planning Curriculum

ACTEC Law Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2020)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Nov 2020
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 324 (171,720)

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estate planning, legal education, curriculum, wills, trusts, law school

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Shades of Gray: Applying the Benefit-the-Beneficiaries Rule to Trust Investment Directives

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 2383, 2010
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2011
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 278 (201,484)

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Uniform Trust Code, UTC, settlor's intent, trust investment management, interpretation, prudent investor, prudence, UPIA, benefit the beneficiaries, dead hand, Langbein, Cooper

18.

Rethinking Connecticut Probate

Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Sep 2018
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 270 (207,574)

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Connecticut, Probate, Law Reform, Unsupervised Probate, Probate Fees, Procedure

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2018 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 93 (2020), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Oct 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 269 (208,331)

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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Conservators, Equitable Conversion, Testamentary Capacity, Statutory Interpretation, Estate Tax, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Undue Influence, Will Contests, Probate

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Red States, Blue States: Lessons from the State Death Tax Credit and the 'SALT' Deduction

The Tax Lawyer, Vol. 73, No. 2 (2020)
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 13 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 246 (227,640)

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tax policy, SALT, estate tax, politics, income tax, state taxes, federalism, fiscal federalism

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2020 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 95 (2022)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Jan 2022
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Katherine Mulry
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 196 (281,756)

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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Testamentary Capacity, Statutory Interpretation, Estate Tax, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Probate

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2019 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 94 (2021), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Nov 2020
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Katherine Mulry
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 183 (299,696)

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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Testamentary Capacity, Statutory Interpretation, Estate Tax, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Probate

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An Unclear Burden: Proving Undue Influence in Connecticut

Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2023
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Dec 2023
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 140 (377,601)

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undue influence, probate, probate litigation, burden of proof

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Death by Deduction: Section 2058 and the Decline of State Death Taxes

48 ACTEC Law Journal (2023 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Apr 2022
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 123 (414,973)

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tax, estate tax, inheritance tax, death tax, internal revenue code, section 2058, fiscal federalism, state death tax deduction, EGTRRA, tax credit, tax deduction

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2015 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

90 Connecticut Bar Journal (2016)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Katherine Mulry
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 122 (417,480)
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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Marital Deduction, Estate Tax, State Tax Policy, QTIP, Elective Share, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Undue Influence, Will Contests, Probate

26.

Lessons of 1932

Estate Planning Studies, July 2010
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Aug 2010
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 101 (479,338)

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Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Tax History, Legal History, 1932, Ramseyer, Hoover, Tax Policy

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2022 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Oct 2023
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Katherine Mulry
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 80 (554,929)

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Connecticut, probate legislation, probate, update, wills

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2021 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal (2023), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Oct 2023
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 75 (575,795)

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probate, Connecticut, legislation, estate planning

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Soldiers with Fortunes?: Rethinking the Tax Treatment of Fallen Combatants

Columbia Journal of Tax Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Mar 2018
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 44 (743,025)

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Internal revenue code, estate tax, tax policy, military, moral hazard, income tax, tax exemptions, tax compliance

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2017 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

Connecticut Bar Journal, Volume 92 (2019)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Oct 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper and John R. Ivimey
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Reid and Riege, P.C.
Downloads 41 (763,836)

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Estate Planning, Update, Recent Developments, Probate, Connecticut, Testamentary Capacity, Statutory Interpretation, Legislation, Probate Litigation, Will Contests, Probate

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Foreword: Twenty Years of the Uniform Trust Code

ACTEC Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2019, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 11 Oct 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Downloads 41 (763,836)

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Uniform Trust Code, UTC, ACTEC, trusts

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Marching Off a Cliff

Trusts & Estates, Vol. 145, No. 10, p. 56, 2006
Posted: 02 Nov 2006
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law

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state estate taxes, death taxes, estate tax, Florida, interstate competition

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State Estate Taxes after EGTRRA: A Long Day's Journey into Night

Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Vol. 17, p. 317, 2004
Posted: 11 May 2006 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2019
Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey and Donna D. Vincenti
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Reid and Riege, P.C. and Independent

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EGTRRA, state estate taxes, decoupling, death taxes

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Wrestling with Decoupling

Trusts & Estates, Vol. 145, No. 2, February 2006
Posted: 10 May 2006
Jeffrey A. Cooper
Quinnipiac University School of Law

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EGTRRA, decoupling, state estate tax, domicile, estate planning