David Orentlicher: Cruzan and Surrogate Decision-Making (September 10, 2020)

David Orentlicher, of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, has made available for download his article, "Cruzan and Surrogate Decision-Making," published in the SMU Law Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 2020. The abstract is as followed: When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark “right to die” decision in Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department … Continue reading David Orentlicher: Cruzan and Surrogate Decision-Making (September 10, 2020)

Saul Levmore, Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary (December 12, 2019)

Saul Levmore, of the University of Chicago Law School, has made available for download his article, Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary, published in Social Science Research Network. The abstract is as followed: Davis v. Combes is a Seventh Circuit decision by Judge Diane Wood … Continue reading Saul Levmore, Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary (December 12, 2019)

Saul Levmore, Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary (December 12, 2019)

Saul Levmore, of University of Chicago Law School, has made available for download his article, Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary, published in Social Science Research Network. The abstract is as followed: Davis v. Combes is a Seventh Circuit decision by Judge Diane Wood involving a decedent who surprises her surviving family by secretly transferring assets to her sister. … Continue reading Saul Levmore, Death as Divorce for the Abandoned Spouse: Davis V. Combes and the Cautious and Gender-Sensitive Judiciary (December 12, 2019)

Paul Sullivan, Wealth Matters, NY Times (August 14, 2020): Helping Girls Step Up to Entrepreneurship

Paul Sullivan's weekly New York Times Wealth Matters column focuses on teaching girls financial literacy. His article, Helping Girls Step Up to Entrepreneurship, begins as follows: Neha Shukla started a Girls With Impact program in April and by June had a prototype for her invention — a hat that aids in social distancing.Marcus Smith for … Continue reading Paul Sullivan, Wealth Matters, NY Times (August 14, 2020): Helping Girls Step Up to Entrepreneurship

HK: Private Wealth & Politics 2020 for High Net Worth Individuals

Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group and Public Policy & Regulation Groupare presenting a three-part series of virtual discussions on private wealth and politics. Our attorneys from a wide array of professional experiences will discuss information via a trio of webinars tailored for ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients, family office administrators and their advisors. Topics include "What Do Changes … Continue reading HK: Private Wealth & Politics 2020 for High Net Worth Individuals

August 19, 2020: Free Webinar: Jonathan Blattmachr on SECURE Act Planning and Laura Mandel, Pamela Lucina & Logan Winn (Northern Trust) on the Impact of COVID-19 on Trustee Duties

To register for this program, click here. FeaturingJonathan BlattmachrSenior Advisor at Pioneer Wealth Partners & Leading Estate Tax Lawyer discussing How To Reclaim the Stretch for IRAs andPlans Notwithstanding the SECURE Act & Laura MandelSenior Vice President and Chief Fiduciary Officerat The Northern Trust Company Pamela LucinaExecutive Vice President, Chief Fiduciary Officer, Head of Trust … Continue reading August 19, 2020: Free Webinar: Jonathan Blattmachr on SECURE Act Planning and Laura Mandel, Pamela Lucina & Logan Winn (Northern Trust) on the Impact of COVID-19 on Trustee Duties

Emily Taylor Poppe, Surprised by the Inevitable: A National Survey of Estate Planning Utilization (July 1, 2020)

Emily Taylor Poppe, of University of California, Irvine School of Law, has made available for download her article, Surprised by the Inevitable: A National Survey of Estate Planning Utilization, published in the UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2020. The Abstract is as follows: The laws governing the transfer of property at death … Continue reading Emily Taylor Poppe, Surprised by the Inevitable: A National Survey of Estate Planning Utilization (July 1, 2020)

Ray Dalio: The Changing World Order: The Big Cycle of the US and the Dollar, Parts 1 and 2 (July 21, 2020)

Ray Dalio has been publishing a series of detailed articles on The Changing World Order. The most recent parts are The Big Cycle of the US and the Dollar, Parts 1 and 2. The most recent part, Chapter 4: The Big Cycle of the United States and the Dollar, part 2, was published today and … Continue reading Ray Dalio: The Changing World Order: The Big Cycle of the US and the Dollar, Parts 1 and 2 (July 21, 2020)

HBR Hotlist (July 20, 2020): Do We Really Need the Office?; Microsoft Conclusions About Impact of It’s New Remote Workforce and More

Do We Really Need the Office? By Gretchen Gavett  What the WFH boom means for the future. HIRING Stop Asking Job Candidates for Their Salary History by James Bessen, Erich Denk, James Kossuth It’s a small step toward achieving equitable pay. WORKSPACES Microsoft Analyzed Data on Its Newly Remote Workforce by Natalie Singer-Velush, Kevin Sherman, Erik Anderson Here’s what it found about meetings, … Continue reading HBR Hotlist (July 20, 2020): Do We Really Need the Office?; Microsoft Conclusions About Impact of It’s New Remote Workforce and More

Bridgewater + Ray Dalio Videos: Impact of Pandemic on Economy: Impact on Markets and Economy and Potential Stagflation; Ray Dalio on Changes Needed to Capitalism

Bridgewater and Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, have posted or participated in several online videos. They are as follows. Bloomberg: Co-CIO Bob Prince Discusses Impact of Pandemic on Markets and Global Economy June 24, 2020: As part of the Bloomberg Invest Global virtual summit, Co-CIO Bob Prince spoke with Jonathan Ferro of Bloomberg TV about … Continue reading Bridgewater + Ray Dalio Videos: Impact of Pandemic on Economy: Impact on Markets and Economy and Potential Stagflation; Ray Dalio on Changes Needed to Capitalism

Thomas P. Gallanis: Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions

Thomas Gallanis has made available for download his article, Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions.  The Abstract is as follows: The law of commercial trusts has been taught in universities in London and Cambridge, Sydney and Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore, but it is absent from the law schools of the … Continue reading Thomas P. Gallanis: Commercial Trusts in U.S. Legal Thought: Historical Puzzles and Future Directions

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Issue Joint Statement Re Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Treasury and SBA issued a joint statement re the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The key portion of the statement addresses updated PPP procedures, which are as follows: SBA, in consultation with Treasury, will promptly issue rules and guidance, a modified borrower application form, and a modified loan forgiveness application implementing these legislative amendments to … Continue reading Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Issue Joint Statement Re Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Law.com: BigLaw Associate Hourly Billing Rates Surge Past $1K

Law.com reports that associate billing rates at big law firms has surged past $1,000/hour. The article begins as follows: The coronavirus pandemic quickly upended the economy and sent already struggling companies into free-fall, with retailers such as J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney among those filing for Chapter 11 protection in recent weeks.Recent court filings highlight the avalanche of … Continue reading Law.com: BigLaw Associate Hourly Billing Rates Surge Past $1K

Laurel Mast, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle

Laurel Mast, Oregon Health & Science University, has made available for download her article, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle, published in Bioethics, Vol. 34, Issue 3 (2020). The Abstract is as follows: Significant criticisms have been raised regarding the ethical and psychological basis of living … Continue reading Laurel Mast, Against Autonomy: How Proposed Solutions to the Problems of Living Wills Forgot its Underlying Principle

Business Law Prof Blog: Dead Investors Tell No Tales – Expunging Information After a Customer Passes

Professor Benjamin P. Edwards, on his Business Law Prof Blog, writes about stockbrokers expunging negative information. His post begins as follows: I've written about the expungement process stockbrokers now use to suppress public information before.   We know that brokers who receive expungements are statistically more likely to cause harm than the average broker--about 3.3 times … Continue reading Business Law Prof Blog: Dead Investors Tell No Tales – Expunging Information After a Customer Passes

David F. Johnson, Winstead, Presentation: Joint Account Litigation in Texas

David F. Johnson, lead writer for the Texas Fiduciary Litigator blog, presented his paper on “Joint Account Litigation in Texas” to the Texas Bankers Association via a webinar on April 29, 2020. This presentation addresses the creation, ownership, and disputes that arise from joint accounts.  It also addresses who owns money in an account during the … Continue reading David F. Johnson, Winstead, Presentation: Joint Account Litigation in Texas

Musurlian, During these grim times, estate planning offers peace of mind (Apr. 15, 2020)

Peter Musurlian, of the Federal News Network, writes that during the Pandemic, estate plan gives individuals some mental comfort. His article begins as follows: Along with the coronavirus, a sense of mortality is in the air these days. That means tax attorney and estate planner Tom O’Rourke’s voicemail is full as clients, sometimes in a … Continue reading Musurlian, During these grim times, estate planning offers peace of mind (Apr. 15, 2020)

Wealth Strategies Journal COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page

The Wealth Strategies Journal has published a COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page of links to other organizations' websites that provide COVID-19 / Coronavirus resources, and which are updated regularly. We ask readers to suggest any additions to the resource list that they believe would be helpful by going to the Contact tab on the navigation … Continue reading Wealth Strategies Journal COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resource Page

Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser, Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis (Apr. 2020 + updated regularly)

Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser have made available for download their paper, which is in progress and which they have promised to update regularly. The Abstract is as follows: The United States is currently trying to manage a fast-moving public health crisis due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The economic and … Continue reading Hiba Hafiz, Shu-Yi Oei, Diane M. Ring, Natalya Shnitser, Regulating in Pandemic: Evaluating Economic and Financial Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Crisis (Apr. 2020 + updated regularly)

Yun-chien Chang, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions

Yun-chien Chang has made available for download his article, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions. The Abstract is as follows: Acquisitive prescription, a broader concept than adverse possession, is adopted in at least 130 jurisdictions in the world, and the doctrine dates back to Roman law. … Continue reading Yun-chien Chang, The Many Faces of Adverse Possession: Economic and Empirical Analyses of Laws in 156 Jurisdictions