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Agents Under Power of Attorney - Where Will You Get Hauled Into Court?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2017

Powers of attorney can be matters of convenience or matters of necessity - the principal either doesn’t want to do something or the principal can’t


Beware The Constructive Trust When Relying On ‘Informal’ Estate Distributions
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

We like when families can work out their estate disputes outside of the courtroom. Georgia, for one, embraces the “family settlement doctrine,” where


Can a breach of fiduciary duty land a fiduciary in jail?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

We spend a lot of time here looking at civil cases involving corporate and individual fiduciaries. That doesn't mean that the wrongful acts


Do you know which states are trying to tax your trust?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2014

In an environment in which states are continuously searching for methods of increasing tax revenues, a major consideration for any settlor


How is an Illinois trust now like a fine wine? It can be decanted: a summary of the new Illinois decanting statute
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, Illinois statute authorizes "decanting" of irrevocable trusts. What is decanting, you ask? Isn't that something you do


Federal tax consequences of trust modificationreformation: score one for the taxpayer
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

When is a modification or reformation of an irrevocable trust given effect for Federal tax purposes? In each of two recent private letter rulings


Estate planning lawyer liability to beneficiaries
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

Over the last decade or so, courts have relaxed the strict privity requirements for legal malpractice claims in the estate planning arena. In many


Should a testator explain why she disinherited a child?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2012

Hell hath no fury like a disinherited child


Breach of fiduciary duty by successor attorney-in-fact under power of attorney
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

An attorney-in-fact owes fiduciary duties to his or her principal when acting pursuant to a power of attorney. When an attorney-in-fact acts contrary


Fraud and undue influence in non-probate transfers of assets
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

Non-probate transfers of assets can be tough to attack