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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


Illinois income taxation of trusts: minimum contacts besides settlor’s residency at trust creation required
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2014

Last week, we discussed the important issue that settlors, beneficiaries, and trustees of a trust should be thinking aboutDo You Know Which


What can your spouse reach in a divorce?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

In the recent decision, Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl, the Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court overruled the appeals court decision and concluded


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


Transfer planning with interests in private equity and hedge funds
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

Much has been written about the potentially unique opportunities available to people to make gifts before year-end (for example, see our prior posts here and here


Estate planning during and after divorce
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

At a minimum, we recommend that our clients review their existing estate planning documents every few years, and also when big life changes are


Review of Income Tax Deduction Rules for Charitable Gifts
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

People.com is reporting that Amber Heard, who received a $7 million settlement in her divorce from Johnny Depp this week, is donating the entire $7


The use of expert witnesses in breach of fiduciary duty cases
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

The role of experts in breach of fiduciary duty cases is an emerging and unsettled area of law. Of course there will always be questions about


Damages against executorbeneficiary who breaches fiduciary duty
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

When fiduciary litigation involves individuals, there is sometimes the risk that a successful plaintiff will get a judgment against an individual


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