Thomas P. Gallanis, How Much Trust Do Trusts Require?

Thomas P. Gallanis has made available for download his article, How Much Trust Do Trusts Require? published by Cambridge University Press. The Abstract is as follows:

How much trust, in the general sense, is required by a trust in the legal sense? The separation of management and beneficial ownership creates a risk that a trustee will act, or fail to act, based on its own interests. This paper explores the features of modern US trust law and practice that elevate the risk and the features that attempt to ameliorate the risk. The paper then offers two striking observations. The first is that US trust law is moving in both directions. Some aspects of modern trust law and practice require greater trust in the trustee, while other aspects of modern law and practice reduce the need for trust in the trustee. The second observation is that, to the extent US state legislatures have enacted rules diverging from uniform acts or Restatements, the divergent rules tend to increase – not decrease – the need for trust in the trustee.

To see full article, click: How Much Trust Do Trusts Require? by Thomas P. Gallanis

Posted by Lewis J. Saret, Co-General Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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