Announcing the RPTE Writing Competition Winners

Law Student Writing Competition Winners

Announcing the RPTE Writing Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 RPTE Law Student Writing Competition.

First place: “The Lender Loophole and the Deductibility of Investment Expenses in Family Offices” by Robert Daily, University of Georgia School of Law.

Second place: “A Wil(l)ful Legacy: The Necessity of Including Intangible Assets in a 21st Century Estate Plan” by Dalton Barfield, University of South Carolina School of Law.

Third Place: “The Kaestner Trust Case: Due Process and State Taxation of Non-resident Trustees” by Scott Lee, Georgetown University Law Center.

Robert Daily, the first-place winner, will receive $2,500 cash, a one-year free membership in the Section and free round-trip airfare and weekend accommodations to attend the Section's Fall Leadership Meeting, November 14-16, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is eligible for a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law's Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2019–2020 or 2020–2021 academic year. In addition, Robert’s essay will be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal.

Dalton Barfield, the second-place winner, will receive $1,500 cash. Dalton’s submission will also be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal.

Scott Lee, the third-place winner, will receive $1,000 cash. Scott's submission will also be considered for publication in a future issue of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal.

The goal of the RPTE student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. The essay contest is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas. Articles submitted for judging are encouraged to be of timely topics and have not been previously published.

The Section sends a huge thank you to Michael Ostermeyer and the 2019 selection committee: Robert Paul, Edward Brading, Amy Milligan, Birch Douglas, III, Amy Hess, Susan Gary, and Ray Prather.