Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter

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    The Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of trusts and estates law on various topics including estate planning, will drafting, tax issues, guardianship, power of attorney, and probates. Recent New York State Decisions, Case Notes—Recent New York State Surrogate's and Supreme Court Decisions, and a Florida Update are featured in each issue. Edited by Jaclene D'Agostino, Esq., the Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter is published quarterly by the Trusts and Estates Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    The Newsletter is published as a benefit for members of the Trusts and Estates Law Section and is copyrighted by the New York State Bar Association. The copying, reselling, duplication, transferring, reproducing, reusing, retaining or reprinting of this publication is strictly prohibited without permission. © New York State Bar Association. All rights reserved. ISSN 1530-3896 (print) ISSN 1933-852X (online)

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  • Table of Contents Current Issue

    (Fall 2014)

    A Message from the Chair
    (Ronald J. Weiss)

    Editor’s Message
    (Jaclene D’Agostino) 

    The Scope and Nature of Attorney Duty When Representing an Estate Fiduciary
    (Gary E. Bashian)

    New York Has at Last Updated Its Estate, Gift, and Trust Income Taxes—But Were These the Requested Changes?
    (Susan Taxin Baer and Howell Bramson)

    Art Law Part 1: From Eagles to Ivory, the Art of Lost Value
    (Amy F. Altman)

    Factors to Consider When Transferring a Residence for Elder Law and Estate Planning Purposes: A Primer
    (Anthony J. Enea)

    In re Kramer and the Enforceability of Charitable Pledges
    (Spencer L. Reames)

    2014 Legislation Update
    (Robert M. Harper and Jennifer F. Hillman)

    Recent New York State Decisions
    (Ira M. Bloom and William P. LaPiana)

    Case Notes—New York State Surrogate’s and Supreme Court Decisions
    (Ilene Sherwyn Cooper)

    Florida Update
    (David Pratt and Jonathan Galler)