Estates & Trusts

The TCJA (Tax Cuts Job Act) which was passed in 2017 greatly impacted tax law, and general estates and trusts for individuals which plan on devising property, money, or other possessions to loved ones. Estate planning and devising a trust are areas of the law which are highly regulated by regulatory law, tax law, and family law. Visitors to the National Law Review will learn about the latest developments in tax law, family law, and estate and trust law, and how these fields come together, as well as reading legal analysis on devising a legal trust, will, or estate plan.

The transfer of assets in anticipation of death has been greatly impacted by the new tax laws, allowing the trustor to redistribute assets and property, without major tax implications for themselves, or the receiving party. Visitors will learn about these developments, and other relevant news and stories relating to estate planning, probate planning, and litigation in this area of law. Additionally, the National Law Review features articles on how family businesses can create a succession plan and otherwise plan for the future, as well as information on specialized circumstances like creating a will or a trust for a family member with special needs.

Hot issues including will contests, business succession planning, creating a charitable trust, durable powers of attorney, creating revocable and irrevocable trusts, generation-skipping transfer tax (GST), estate taxes, and the distribution of trust assets, are among the many stories covered for visitors on the National Law Review. Further, details about gift taxes, federal taxes, and other taxes which may arise under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, are also covered by the National Law Review. Any IRS details and areas of estate planning and probate which might be covered under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), are also topics visitors can read about on the website.

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Date Title Organization
29
Feb
Is CCA 202352018 the Death of Irrevocable Trust Decantings? Blank Rome LLP
26
Feb
Gold Dome Report - Legislative Day 26 (2024) Nelson Mullins
26
Feb
How Should Two or More People Own Property? Does It Matter? Ward and Smith, P.A.
26
Feb
Court Affirmed Award of Damages Against Trustee Due to Breach of Duty to Disclose, Held that Trust was Terminated and Disclaimer was Effective, and Affirmed Award of Attorney’s Fees Against Trustee and Refusal to Allow Trustee to Reimburse Herself Winstead
23
Feb
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? Estate Planning for Couples Ward and Smith, P.A.
22
Feb
Confronting Cognitive Abilities in Well-Rounded Estate Planning Blank Rome LLP
20
Feb
Emerging Businesses and Venture Capital in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Founders, Investors, and Executives of Emerging Companies ArentFox Schiff LLP
16
Feb
Ensuring a Furry Future: Estate Planning for the Pets We Love Ward and Smith, P.A.
15
Feb
Tell Them About It: Benefit Disclosures and Notices Varnum LLP
14
Feb
Beverage & Food Industry in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Beverage & Food Industry Founders, Investors, and Executives ArentFox Schiff LLP
13
Feb
Class Action Litigation Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
13
Feb
Avoiding Zero Basis for Inherited Assets Blank Rome LLP
12
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 19 (2024) Nelson Mullins
12
Feb
Municipal Retirement Boards and Joint Energy Boards May Now Hold Electronic Meetings Under the OMA Miller Canfield
11
Feb
Court Held That A Trust Terminated Upon The Primary Beneficiary’s Death And That The Trustee Did Not Have Authority To Accept New Assets As A Part Of Its “Winding Up” Authority Winstead
9
Feb
Statusfeststellung und Legal-Tech-Compliance-Check McDermott Will & Emery
9
Feb
Who Will Take Care of My Horse When I Die? Ward and Smith, P.A.
8
Feb
Belgium – The Synergy Between Pension Contributions and the Severance Indemnity Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
6
Feb
IRS Confirms Same Hours-Counting Rules Still Add Up for Long-Term, Part-Time Employees McDermott Will & Emery
6
Feb
What You Need to Know About the New 2024 Medicaid Asset and Income Thresholds Norris McLaughlin P.A.
6
Feb
What Private Companies Need To Consider in 2024: Top 10 Legal Issues ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Jan
Court Reverses Summary Judgments on the Alleged Exercise of a Power of Appointment, Disclaimer, And the Statute of Limitations Winstead
16
Jan
Take Note: Significant 2024 Gift/Estate Tax Exemption Inflation Increases Blank Rome LLP
16
Jan
2024 Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities K&L Gates
4
Jan
The Corporate Transparency Act: What Investment Advisers to Private Investment Funds Need to Know Foley & Lardner LLP
4
Jan
Understanding How the Corporate Transparency Act Will Apply to the Delaware Statutory Trust Structure Polsinelli PC
2
Jan
Wealth Management Update January 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
26
Dec
2023 Year-End Estate Planning Update: Time to Act Now Much Shelist, P.C.
26
Dec
Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities to Consider Now K&L Gates
19
Dec
Who Has The Duty To Prepare An Accounting When The Trustee Dies Or Becomes Incapacitated? Winstead
19
Dec
Texas Supreme Court To Review Joinder Issue In A Trust Dispute Winstead
15
Dec
Funding Employer Sponsored Group Health Coverage: The Group Captive Solution McDermott Will & Emery
14
Dec
RIA Succession Planning: Economic, Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Transitions and Exits Mintz
13
Dec
Compliance with the Corporate Transparency Act Necessary for Many Estate Planning Clients Mintz
13
Dec
How to Avoid Cutting the Painting in Half Blank Rome LLP
12
Dec
Texas Court Approves Accounting In An Estate Dispute Winstead
12
Dec
Texas Court Holds That Venue Is Appropriate In County Where The Trustee Resided Under The Texas Trust Code, Which Trumps Other Venue Statutes Winstead
12
Dec
Ten Minute Interview: Corporate Transparency Act [Video] Foley & Lardner LLP
7
Dec
Estate of Michael Jones: A Reminder to Keep Designations of Non-Probate Assets Consistent with Your Testamentary Intentions Norris McLaughlin P.A.
5
Dec
No One Can Contest a New York Will If It Includes an In Terrorem Clause. Right? Right?!?!?!!? Blank Rome LLP
1
Dec
Colorado Case Holds That A Beneficiary’s Lifestyle Is Judged At The Time That The Settlor Dies Or When The Trust Becomes Irrevocable Winstead
1
Dec
Court Held That The TCPA Does Not Apply To Claim Involving Texas Trust Code Section 113.28 And Suits Against Third Parties Winstead
22
Nov
Long-Awaited Tax Package Provides Some Relief from Archaic Massachusetts Estate Tax Laws Pierce Atwood LLP
22
Nov
Employee Ownership Trusts Update – The Tax Incentives that Everyone was Hoping For Mintz
20
Nov
2024 Estate Planning Outlook: Transfer Tax Changes are on the Horizon ArentFox Schiff LLP
20
Nov
Michigan Adopts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act Varnum LLP
17
Nov
Corporate Transparency Act’s Reporting Requirements: Impact on the Private Client Varnum LLP
16
Nov
The Short Time Period to Contest a Will Stark & Stark
10
Nov
Valuing Noncash Charitable Donations, Including Digital Assets ASKramer Law
10
Nov
Shifting the Burden of Proof During a Will Contest Stark & Stark
 

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