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Empathy’s Cost of Dying Report in Partnership with Goldman Sachs: Loss is a Long Road

Empathy is on a mission to change the way the world deals with loss. Empathy’s Cost of Dying Report in partnership with Goldman Sachs takes a comprehensive look at …

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Navigating Right to Counsel Under Mental Hygiene Law Article 81.10

By Laura M. Brancato For elder law practitioners, the initiation of a proceeding pursuant to Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law is a familiar …

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The Growing Crisis in Aging

By Laura M. Brancato Historic Increase in Long-Term Care Premiums 2019 saw many states approving record increases in long-term care insurance premiums, with some states …

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Guardianship: Fact vs. Fiction

By Laura M. Brancato In recent months, television viewers have been captivated by docuseries and fictional portrayals of conservatorship, known in New York as Guardianship. …

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Cryptocurrency – Don’t Look Now, But Here Comes the Tax Man

By Raymond J. Holst The Bitcoin blockchain went live over thirteen years ago on January 3, 2009. If you’re like most investors, you may have …

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Should Practitioners Advocate Charitable Giving?

By Avi Z. Kestenbaum and Shaya Slomovics An issue that often arises in the attorney-client relationship, as within some other professions, is the nature and …

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Bloomberg Tax: Living With ‘‘Freeze Partnerships’’ in the Real World: Formation Considerations and Practical Applications

By Stephen M. Breitstone and Jerome M. Hesch This article was first presented at the 47th Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute. For …

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Millennials Are Writing Wills Amid COVID Fears

Wall Street Journal’s Veronica Dagher interviews Avi Z. Kestenbaum, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trust & Estates Group to discuss how some millennials are embracing one of the …

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Who’s Panicked About Their Inheritance?

Avi Z. Kestenbaum, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Trust & Estates Group provides insight on contesting a will. Read more: Town & Country Magazine

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Trusts & Estates Magazine: Get a “GRIP” in This Uncertain Tax Environment

With the current environment in Washington, clients are nervous and seeking our advice and guidance more than ever on what they can do to plan …

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