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. 4, No. 4

Winter 2019

This Winter 2019 issue focuses on "The Future of the Fiduciary":

  • Era of 'Art' - The Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Estate Planning
  • 2019 Year in Review, by Denise S. Rahne

Issue Editor: Timothy Billion

Vol. 4, No. 2

Summer 2019

 This Summer 2019 issue focuses on “The Family Business and Succession Planning”:

Issue Editor: Peter Foundas

Vol. 4, No. 1

Spring 2019

This Spring 2019 issue focuses on bankruptcy:

  • Exemption of Inherited IRAS Under California Law: The Legacy of Clark V. Rameker, By Michael T. Delaney and Peter Foundas
  • South Dakota DAPTS: Protect Your Cake and Eat it, Too, by Brendan V. Johnson and Erica A. Ramsey
  • California Supreme Court Decision Limits Protections for Spendthrift Trusts, By Kevin D. Meek and Zachary A. Cohen