Trusts & Estates Articles

New York Law Journal: Great Expectancies: Anticipating Inheritance

By Jeffrey A. Galant There are orphanages … for children who have lost their parents – oh! why, why, why, are there no harbours of refuge ...
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WealthManagement.com: Can O.J. Simpson’s Executor Stiff-Arm the Goldman Family?

Avi Z. Kestenbaum, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates practice group was featured in WealthManagement.com in an article titled “Can O.J. Simpson’s Executor Stiff-Arm ...
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New York Law Journal: Constructive Deceit

By Jeffrey A. Galant The tools of intelligence (and counterintelligence) gathering, e.g., espionage, spying and the like, have been utilized since time immemorial by states, sovereign ...
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The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Do Donor Revolts Mean for Fundraising?

Avi Z. Kestenbaum, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates practice group was featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy in an article titled “What Do ...
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New York Law Journal: Disputes and Consequences

By Jeffrey A. Galant Well-settled in the tax law is the notion that the character of amounts received in the settlement of a claim turns ...
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Trusts & Estates Magazine: How to Handle the First Meeting With a Client

By Avi Z. Kestenbaum I think of the first client meeting as a blind date, where someone may have recommended that the two parties meet, ...
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New York Law Journal: Family Business: A Missed Succession Planning Opportunity

By Jeffrey A. Galant In the annals of family business succession planning, this article discusses some clever, albeit flawed, attempts to transfer ownership interests in a ...
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NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Journal: Please Release Me, Let Me Go

By Lori A. Sullivan and Lisa Fenech You have been named executor of the estate of your dear friend. With the assistance of your attorney, ...
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WealthManagement.com: Philanthropists Are Pulling the Plug on Donations to Major Universities

Avi Z. Kestenbaum, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates practice group was featured in WealthManagement.com in an article titled “Philanthropists Are Pulling the Plug ...
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New York Law Journal: What is the Deal? Proper Reporting Requires Analysis

By Jeffrey A. Galant Selling taxpayers often ignore or fail to appreciate the full picture of their sale transaction. This article examines two recent Tax ...
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