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Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Estate Planning Opportunities in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Trusts & Estates

Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Estate Planning Opportunities in a Low Interest Rate Environment

The current uncertain economic conditions present a unique opportunity for families to pass a significant amount of wealth to younger generations with minimal transfer tax exposure.

Celebrity Estate Planning: Misfires of the Rich and Famous III

Trusts & Estates

Celebrity Estate Planning: Misfires of the Rich and Famous III

The problems and issues in the estate plans of the celebrities discussed in this article can serve as useful lessons to estate planners and individuals alike.

The Future Is Now: eClosings and a Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations

Real Estate

The Future Is Now: eClosings and a Lawyer’s Ethical Obligations

This article explores the lawyer’s ethical responsibilities related to conducting an eClosing.

Electronic-Will Legislation: The Uniform Act versus Australian and Canadian Alternatives

Trusts & Estates

Electronic-Will Legislation: The Uniform Act versus Australian and Canadian Alternatives

The Uniform Electronic Wills Act offers a mechanism for formalizing wills that testators create on a computer or other portable device and execute by signing it electronically, either in the physical or virtual presence of witnesses. These conveniences come with many potential pitfalls, however, as discussed here.

Environmental Issues in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements

Real Estate

Environmental Issues in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements

This article provides a background on environmental issues relevant to purchases and sales of real estate and discusses typical due diligence and drafting and issues involved in negotiating purchase agreements for both impacted properties and properties not believed to be impacted.