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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 27 Feb 2017

Rank Downloads Paper Title
1 3,518 Lady Bird Deeds: A Primer for the Texas Practitioner
Gerry W. Beyer and Kerri G. Nipp
Texas Tech University School of Law and U.S. Trust
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2011
Last Revised: 18 Apr 2012
2 3,264 Robo-Advisors: A Closer Look
Melanie L. Fein
Fein Law Offices
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2015
Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
3 3,059 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
4 2,863 Contract as Empowerment
Robin Bradley Kar
University of Illinois College of Law
Date posted to database: 29 Mar 2016
Last Revised: 16 Jun 2016
5 2,718 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
6 2,292 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 - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 14 Feb 2005
Last Revised: 14 Jan 2006
7 2,141 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
8 2,105 Fall from Grace: Arming America and the Bellesiles Scandal
James Lindgren
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Date posted to database: 30 Mar 2005
Last Revised: 24 Apr 2005
9 2,080 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
10 1,968 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
29 Dec 2016 through 27 Feb 2017

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1 237 The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History
John Morley
Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 25 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 25 Jan 2017
2 99 Will of Fortune: New York Will Drafting – Part 2
Gerald Lebovits
Columbia University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 25 Dec 2016
3 82 Moving Forward by Looking Back: The Retroactive Application of Obergefell
Lee-ford Tritt
University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Date posted to database: 13 Dec 2016
Last Revised: 13 Dec 2016
4 71 Liberty in Loyalty: A Republican Theory of Fiduciary Law
Evan J. Criddle
William & Mary Law School
Date posted to database: 15 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 15 Feb 2017
5 67 Uber Retirement
Paul M. Secunda
Marquette University - Law School
Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 9 Jan 2017
6 18 Top Wealth Shares in the UK Over More than a Century
Facundo Alvaredo, Anthony B. Atkinson and Salvatore Morelli
Ecole Normale Superieure (PSE-ENS), University of Oxford - Nuffield College and Center for the Study of Economics and Finance (CSEF) - University of Naples, Federico II
Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017
Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
7 17 Implications of the Panama Papers for the New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime
Mark J. Bennett
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 10 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 17 Feb 2017
8 30 Common Law Trusts in Hungary and Other Continental European Civil Law Systems
Tibor Tajti and Robert Whitman
Central European University, Legal Studies Department and University of Connecticut School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Feb 2017
Last Revised: 11 Feb 2017





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