The Robins Kaplan Spotlight

The Robins Kaplan Spotlight is a newsletter of the firm’s Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group created to provide a forum to discuss the latest news and other issues impacting the trusts and estates community. 

Fiduciary disputes come in many varieties, but they share some consistent themes that involve the erosion of trust, high emotion, and opportunities—sometimes missed—for creative pproaches to avoid or resolve litigation. As practitioners and teachers of fiduciary law, our attorneys have built a reputation for excellence in meeting the needs of individuals and rganizations facing complex fiduciary issues, starting with the transactional and estate planning work that can mitigate risk from the beginning. We counsel individuals and business owners in a broad range of fiduciary issues, from estate planning and business succession, to dispute resolution and litigation when unavoidable.

Vol. 2, No. 4

Winter 2017

This issue focuses on tax issues:

  • A Practical Revolution: Tax Consequences of Marriage Equality, by Denise S. Rahne and Katherine S. Barrett Wiik
  • Estate of the Law: An Update on Minnesota’s Estate Tax & The Federal Estate Tax Exemption, by Steve K. Orloff and Sarah J. Khoury
  • Privileged Taxes? The Gray Area for Protecting Tax Advice in Estate Planning, by Steve A. Brand and Timothy Billion

Issue Editor: Shira Shapiro

Vol. 2, No. 2

Summer 2017

This issue focuses on recent legislative developments:

  • Who has Privity in Negligent Administration Claims? By Craig Weiner and Shira Shapiro
  • Transferring Firearms through Estates, by Sherli Furst and Alexander Newman
  • Minnesota Trusts and Estates Legislative Update, by Steve Brand and Brittany Boren

Vol. 2, No. 1

Spring 2017

This issue contains:

Vol. 2, No. 3

Fall 2017

This issue focuses on charitable giving:

  • Acknowledging a Charitable Donation is More Than Just Good Manners, by Peter Foundas
  • Best Practices for Charitable Organizations, by Steve Brand and Michael Price
  • Bittersweet Litigation – When Families Battle Charitable Giving in Court, by Shira Shapiro