James H. Cundiff, et al. (McDermott Will), Wyoming Updates Its Trust Company Legislation, Allows for Two-Family Private Trust Companies

Recent Wyoming law changes will affect individuals who are in the process of establishing a Wyoming trust company, or who are administering a Wyoming trust company. In its most recent session, the Wyoming legislature updated the law governing trust companies by passing House Bill 0030, which Governor Mark Gordon signed into law on February 14, … Continue reading James H. Cundiff, et al. (McDermott Will), Wyoming Updates Its Trust Company Legislation, Allows for Two-Family Private Trust Companies

Jenkins & Rauch: Indiana Court of Appeals Opinion Reminds Trustees to Be Transparent and Careful in Accountings

The Indiana Court of Appeals opinion in Montgomery v. Estate of Montgomery reminds trustees of the importance of being transparent and careful in accordance with statutory requirements when preparing trust and estate accountings. The Indiana Court of Appeals analysis set forth a variety of statutory obligations for trustees and estate personal representatives when preparing an accounting and … Continue reading Jenkins & Rauch: Indiana Court of Appeals Opinion Reminds Trustees to Be Transparent and Careful in Accountings

Higdon, Parens Patriae and the Disinherited Child

Michael J. Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law, has made available his article, Parens Patriae and the Disinherited Child. The Abstract is as follows: Most countries have safeguards in place to protect children from disinheritance. The United States is not one of them. Since its founding, America has clung tightly to the ideal of … Continue reading Higdon, Parens Patriae and the Disinherited Child

Gordon, Engendering Trust

Professor Deborah S. Gordon, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, has made available for download her article, Engendering Trust, published in the Wisconsin Law Review. The Abstract is as follows: This article, part of a Wills, Trusts, and Estates Meets Gender, Race, and Class Symposium, explores the relationship between trusts and gender by … Continue reading Gordon, Engendering Trust

Rounds: Two landmark trust cases dueling at the intersection of the charitable and the political

Charles E. Rounds, Jr. has made available for download an excerpt from his book, Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook. The excerpt discusses the determination of whether a particular trust purpose is politically charitable, and thus exempt from the durational requirements of the rule against perpetuities (RAP), or uncharitably political, and thus subject to the … Continue reading Rounds: Two landmark trust cases dueling at the intersection of the charitable and the political

Fiduciary Duties in Bankruptcy and Insolvency by John A. E. Pottow 

John A.E. Pottow has made available for download a chapter, Fiduciary Duties in Bankruptcy and Insolvency, from his book, The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law.  The  Abstract is as follows: Although discussed nowhere in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, fiduciary duties play a central role in guiding the administration of an insolvent debtor's assets. This book chapter … Continue reading Fiduciary Duties in Bankruptcy and Insolvency by John A. E. Pottow 

2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary by Gerry W. Beyer 

Gerry W. Beyer Texas Tech University School of Law, has made available for download his article, "2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary." The Abstract is as follows: This document contains the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Trusts Code (and related Property Code provisions) showing all changes made by the Regular Session of … Continue reading 2017 Texas Estates & Trust Codes with Commentary by Gerry W. Beyer