On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten articles and five comments by distinguished authors explore, for the first time in an analytically probing and comprehensive manner, the increasing federalization of private wealth transfer.
Jeffrey Schoenblum, The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer: Introduction, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1531 (2014).
James E. Pfander & Michael J.T. Downey, In Search of the Probate Exception, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1533 (2014).
Mark L. Ascher, Federalization of the Law of Charity, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1581 (2014).
Melanie B. Leslie, Is Federalization of Charity Law All Bad? What States Can Learn from the Internal Revenue Code, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1621 (2014).
Lawrence W. Waggoner, The Creeping Federalization of Wealth-Transfer Law, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1635 (2014).
John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1665 (2014).
Naomi Cahn, Probate Law Meets the Digital Age, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1697 (2014).
David Horton, The Stored Communications Act and Digital Assets, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1729 (2014).
Ronald J. Mann, A Fresh Look At State Asset Protection Trust Statutes, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1741 (2014).
Steven J. Horowitz & Robert H. Sitkoff, Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1769 (2014).
Joshua C. Tate, Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1823 (2014).
Laura A. Rosenbury, Federal Visions of Private Family Support, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1835 (2014).
Adam J. Hirsch, Disclaimers and Federalism, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1871 (2014).
Reid Kress Weisbord, Federalizing Principles of Donative Intent and Unanticipated Circumstances, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1931 (2014).
Jeffrey Schoenblum, Strange Bedfellows: The Federal Constitution, Out-of-State Nongrantor Accumulation Trusts, and the Complete Avoidance of State Income Taxation, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1945 (2014).
Alyssa A. DiRusso, Pro and Con (Law): Considering the Irrevocable Nongrantor Trust Technique, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1999 (2014).