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Young Lawyers Network: How To Improve Your Public Speaking

As a young lawyer, much of your time in your first few years of practicing law is spent learning your craft and what it takes to succeed at your firm. The opportunities to speak in public tend not to be frequent. But, as you progress in your career, you will inevitably be asked to speak on a topic—either as a member of the profession or on some topic in your practice area. These opportunities can accelerate the advancement of your career. The more you speak or write in your practice area, the more likely your peers and others will regard you as an expert.

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Sour Grapes: When Decanting Gives Rise to Litigation

Trusts & Estates

Sour Grapes: When Decanting Gives Rise to Litigation

By the end of 2018, there were 29 states that had enacted trust decanting statutes, with approximately 22 of those taking effect in the last decade. With the prevalence of decanting increasing, courts are increasingly being forced to consider the circumstances under which decanting is permissible and, relatedly, what remedies are available in cases of impermissible decanting. It behooves fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and trusts and estates practitioners to familiarize themselves with this emerging area of law, so they can recognize and avoid the common pitfalls associated with decanting and recognize the attendant issues associated with decanting before those issues evolve into litigation. This article provides a selective overview of decanting and common themes and issues that have arisen in decanting litigation in the United States, including the authority to decant, the intersection of decanting and family law and special needs trusts, creditor avoidance, and remedies for unauthorized decanting.

Factors Residential Homeowners and Real Estate Investors Should Consider When Leasing in Shared Economies

Real Estate

Factors Residential Homeowners and Real Estate Investors Should Consider When Leasing in Shared Economies

Travelers and homeowners everywhere have enjoyed the options and opportunities of shared economy leasing. A “sharing economy” is economic activity that involves individuals buying or selling usually temporary access to goods or services, especially as arranged through an online company or organization such as Airbnb, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, VRBO, and Stay Alfred. Although shared economy companies came onto the scene over a decade ago, it has taken that long for state and local jurisdictions to determine the best way to curb the unintended consequences of shared economy arrangements. As the industry evolves, so do industry players that weren’t previously contemplated, leaving state and local governments perpetually behind the curve.

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