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ACTEC Law Journal is a unique, high level academic journal which not only explores tax, trust and estate topics in depth, but deals with the practical consequences and applications of the rapidly changing rules in these areas of law. It is published three times a year and mailed free of charge to ACTEC Fellows, ABA-accredited law schools and board members of the National College of Probate Judges. Non-Fellows may subscribe to ACTEC Law Journal for $45.00 for three issues.

ACTEC Law Journal welcomes the submission of articles. Articles should be submitted to the editor at Potential authors are encouraged to consult ACTEC Law Journal Brief Guide to Citation Form and Information for Authors and Author’s Agreement.

Current Issue - Vol 47, No 1, Fall 2021 (pub 12/21)

In this Issue:

  • Modernizing Trusts and Estates: Introduction by Alyssa A. DiRusso
  • The Perpetual Business Purpose Trust: the Business Planning Vehicle for the Future, Starting Now by Alexander A Bove, Jr. & Melissa Langa
  • Estate Planning for Cannabis Business Owners: an Introduction by Bridget J. Crawford & Jonathan G. Blattmachr
  • Investing in and for the Future: ESG Investing for Trust Assets Under the Prudent Investor Rule by Jane Gorham Ditelberg
  • The Ultimate Gift Horse: Modernizing the UPC on Advancements to Avoid Unintended Redistributions by Jackie Elder & Fredrick E. Vars
  • Black Deaths Should Matter, Too!: Estate Planning as a Tool for Antiracists by Terrence M. Franklin
  • Alkaline Hydrolysis by Victoria J. Haneman
  • Maintaining Client Privacy in an Increasingly Public World by Mel M. Justak & Anne-Marie Rhodes
  • When the Stepped-up Basis of Inherited Property Is No More by Richard L. Kaplan
  • The Intersection of Racial Inequities and Estate Planning by Reetu Pepoff
  • Incentivizing Wills Through Tax by Margaret Ryznar
  • Silent Trusts Are Trending: Will They Hold Trustees to Account? by Kent D. Schenkel
  • Cross-border Attestation and Interjurisdictional Wills by Richard F. Storrow


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