The Robins Kaplan Spotlight

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

Vol. 3, No. 4

Winter 2018

This issue focuses on the year in review:

Vol. 3, No. 2

Summer 2018

This issue focuses on trust and estate issues unique to South Dakota:

Vol. 3, No. 1

Spring 2018

This issue focuses on alternative dispute resolution:

  • Thoughts on Mediation from Two Experienced T&E Litigators Who Have Seen a Few Things, by Denise Rahne
  • Mapping Your Path to Justice: Alternatives to Traditional Mediation, by Rebecca Vaccariello and Peter Foundas
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Clauses in Estate Planning Documents, by Matthew Frerichs

Vol. 3, No. 3

Fall 2018

This issue focuses on the intersection of estate planning and family law:

  • The Importance of Guardianship Planning for Minor Children, by Rebecca M. Vaccariello and Kevin D. Meek
  • Keeping a Blended Family Harmonious with Strategic Estate Planning, by Joshua B. Strom
  • Sveen v. Melin: Supreme Court Holds that Beneficiary Designations Made Before Minnesota’s Revocation-on-Divorce Statute Do Not Violate the Contracts Clause, by Steve A. Brand and Shira Shapiro