Perspectives on Trusts & Estates Litigation
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Twenty-five Arent Fox LLP practices have been recognized in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings that are published annually by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
WASHINGTON — Fifty Arent Fox LLP attorneys have been rated as leaders in their profession by The Best Lawyers in America 2020.
WASHINGTON, DC — Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce that 11 partners have been rated as ‘Top Lawyers’ by Washingtonian magazine. The honorees are recognized as being among the Washington, DC-area’s “star legal talent.”
The year 2015 provided another bumper crop of decisions in trusts and estates disputes. While the courts generally experienced a nationwide decrease in the filing of civil lawsuits, trust and estate disputes continued to fill court dockets and a few noteworthy trends emerged.
Arent Fox Complex Litigation partner Barbara S. Wahl recently published an article in Law360 that outlines key publicity rights issues that attorneys and their clients should consider when doing estate planning.
In a recent case, a Virginia trial court has joined other states in opening the door to lawsuits by disappointed beneficiaries who can demonstrate that the testator’s lawyer’s malpractice caused the beneficiary to receive a smaller bequest than intended by the testator.
All good wealth management includes estate planning as a component. Changes in the tax laws, modern trust conventions and family changes make periodic reviews of estate plans a real necessity.