Tara Siegel Bernard, of the New York Times, discusses the importance and logistics of New York City's establishment of a program that opens up savings accounts for every public school kindergartner. Their article begins as follows: Kindergarten often brings a flood of notices about events, school supplies and class photos. But when Vaniqua Hudson-Figueroa’s daughter … Continue reading NY Times: Seeding Accounts for Kindergartners and Hoping to Grow College Graduates (September 19, 2021)
Paul Miller, of Notre Dame Law School, has made available for download his article, "The New Formalism in Private Law," published in 66 American Journal of Jurisprudence (forthcoming, 2021). The abstract is as follows: Private law scholarship is experiencing a reawakening in the United States with the rise of the New Private Law. The New … Continue reading Paul Miller: The New Formalism in Private Law (August 20, 2021)
David Fowler Johnson, in his Texas Fiduciary Litigator Blog, has made available for download his article, titled "Court Holds That Promissory Note Did Not Allow Partial Conversion To Equity," which discusses Hotze v. In Mgmt., LLC . The abstract of the article is as follows: In Hotze v. In Mgmt., LLC, family members sued each other over … Continue reading Court Holds That Promissory Note Did Not Allow Partial Conversion To Equity (October 10, 2021)
The New York Times and the Northern Trust Institute have partnered to present Conversation on the Business of Longevity on Oct. 12, 2021. The summary is as follows: Why has the idea of immortality (or at least living much longer) inspired billions in investment? Harvard researcher and biotech founder David Sinclair joins Andrew Ross Sorkin … Continue reading NY Times + Northern Trusts Institute: Join Us for a Conversation on the Business of Longevity (Oct. 12, 2021)
Professor Itai Fiegenbaum, of Willamette University College of Law, on the Business Law Prof Blog, has made available for download his article, “Guest Post by Itai Fiegenbaum - How Overturning Gentile Widens the Controlling Shareholder Enforcement Gap.” The abstract is as follows: Minority expropriation by a controlling shareholder manifests in a variety of forms. Controllers … Continue reading Business Law Prof Blog: Guest Post by Itai Fiegenbaum – How Overturning Gentile Widens the Controlling Shareholder Enforcement Gap (October 9, 2021)
Paul Sullivan, of The New York Times, has made available for downloadhis article, "What’s Changed in 13 Years of Writing About the Wealthy," published in The New York Times. The article begins as follows: I began writing the Wealth Matters column in December 2008. The column was conceived earlier that year, when the economy still appeared to … Continue reading Paul Sullivan (New York Times): What’s Changed in 13 Years of Writing About the Wealthy (October 8, 2021)
Carlena Tapella, of Weintraub Tobin LLP, has made available fordownload her article, "Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Sweeping Conservatorship Reform Bill," published in JDSUPRA. The article begins as follows: On September 30, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed California AB 1194 amending numerous statutes pertaining to conservatorships. The following are highlights:Internet Posting of Fees of Licensed Professional … Continue reading Carlena Tapella (Weintraub Tobin LLP): Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Sweeping Conservatorship Reform Bill (October 7, 2021)
Associate Editor Tristan Baird is a legal assistant with the Law Office of Lewis J. Saret and a fourth-year at the University of Virginia, where he is majoring in Statistics. Tristan joined the Journal as Associate Editor in 2021.
Associate Editor Isabella King is a legal assistant with the Law Office of Lewis J. Saret and a second year at Georgetown University, where she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Italian. Isabella joined the Journal as an Associate Editor in 2021.
Bryan Camp has published an article on the TaxProf Blog, titled “Lesson From The Tax Court: Emotional Distress Is Not Physical Illness”, which discusses how damages for severe emotional distress are not excludable unless properly linked to a physical injury in Rebecca A. Tressler v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2021-33 (Sept. 13, 2021). The article … Continue reading TaxProfBlog – Lesson From The Tax Court: Emotional Distress Is Not Physical Illness (September 27, 2021)
Victoria J. Haneman, of Creighton University - School of Law, has made available for download her article, “Prepaid Death”, published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, forthcoming. The abstract is as follows: The cost of an adult funeral exceeds $9,000. Funerals are expensive and death is not considered an appropriate time to bargain shop. The … Continue reading Victoria J. Haneman: Prepaid Death (July 26, 2021)
Richard L. Kaplan, of the University of Illinois College of Law, has made available for download his article, "Medicare for All vs. Medicare As Is: Eight Key Differences", published in the Journal of Aging Law & Policy. The abstract is as follows: This article examines eight principal differences between the Medicare-for-All proposal championed by Senator … Continue reading Richard L. Kaplan : Medicare for All vs. Medicare As Is: Eight Key Differences (September 17, 2021)￼
Kristine S. Knaplund, of Pepperdine University's Rick J. Caruso School of Law, has made available for download her article, Reimagining Postmortem Conception, published in the Georgia State University Law Review and the Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper. The abstract is as follows: Hundreds, likely thousands, of babies have been born years after a parent … Continue reading Kristine S. Knaplund: Reimagining Postmortem Conception￼(September 2021)
Christopher Hare and Vincent Ooi, of Oxford University and Singapore Management University- School of Law, have made available for download their article, "Singapore Trusts Law," published in Singapore Trusts Law. The abstract is as follows: The development of an autochthonous legal system and jurisprudence in Singapore has meant that Singapore law has come a long … Continue reading Christopher Hare and Vincent Ooi: Singapore Trusts Law (August 1, 2021)
Associate Editor Bennett Mansour is a legal assistant with the Law Office of Lewis J. Saret and a third year at the Georgetown University, where he is majoring in English and minoring in Theology. Bennett joined the Journal as an Associate Editor in 2021.
Sharon Klein, President, Family Wealth, Eastern US Region, Wilmington Trust, NA, has made available for download her article, which was recently published in the New York Law Journal’s Special Trusts & Estates Section: New York’s Latest Legislative Session: What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next. The abstract is as follows: Learn about what passed, what didn’t, and … Continue reading Sharon Klein, Wilmington Trust: New York’s Latest Legislative Session – What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next (September 13, 2021)
Keith Fogg, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law, has made available for download his article “Setting Aside a Settlement”, published on the Procedurally Taxing blog. The abstract is as follows: Several years ago, a settlement reached by the Villanova clinic with an Appeals Officer was set aside when the AO’s manager would not accept … Continue reading Keith Fogg (Procedurally Taxing): Setting Aside a Settlement (August 27, 2021)
Peter Coy, of the New York Times, discusses methods and strategies to successfully spend money during retirement. His article begins as follows: I’ve been asking readers to suggest ideas, and I got this one last week from Jerry Moskowitz of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.: “I teach a class for seniors called Keeping Current in Economics and Finance. … Continue reading New York Times: How to Enjoy Retirement Without Going Broke (August 27, 2021)
Anne Helen Petersen, of Vox, discusses the struggles that many face while trying to find elder care for older adults. Her article begins as follows: When Laura sent me an email in early August, the first thing she did was apologize. “Please excuse how inelegant and disjointed this will be,” she wrote. “It matches my … Continue reading Vox: The Staggering, Exhausting, Invisible Costs of Caring for America’s Elderly (August 26, 2021)
David Fowler Johnson, in his Texas Fiduciary Litigator Blog, discusses limitation-of-liability clauses in numerous different cases. The article beings as follows: Parties often add limitation-of-liability clauses to their agreements. These types of clauses can purport to limit a party’s claims or damages or both. Damage-limitation clauses can take many different forms. For example, such a clause … Continue reading Texas Fiduciary Litigator: A Limitation-Of-Liability Clause May or May Not Be Enforceable For Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims (June 29, 2021)