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656 - Wills, Trusts, Estates
Professor: Allan J. Samansky
Semester: 2009 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Special Notes: This section of Wills, Trusts, Estates includes a component on ESTATE TAX.
This course will combine the standard Wills and Trusts course with an introduction to the basics of gift and estate taxation. We will cover the requirements for executing and revoking wills, interpretation of wills, intestate succession, will substitutes (such as revocable trusts and transfer-on-death accounts), spousal protection, and the creation and use of trusts. The gift and estate tax component will comprise approximately one quarter of the course. All attorneys should have some knowledge of the basics of transmission of property upon death and the law of trusts.
There are no prerequisites. It is, however, recommended that students have taken or be taking concurrently Law 606, Federal Income Taxation.
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