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Delaware’s 2018 Trust Act Allows Trustees to Better Respond to Beneficiaries’ Investment Values

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In Trusts and Estates | On October 5, 2018

When investing trust funds, trustees of a Delaware trust must abide by a statutory “prudent person” standard (unless expressly released from doing so in the trust instrument) that requires the trustee to act with “the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and […]

The Season of Giving Is Just Around the Corner… Or Not? Making Charitable Gifts with an Increased Standard Deduction

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In Trusts and Estates | On August 22, 2018

An important feature of the 2017 Tax Act is the increase in the standard deduction, a change that will have a far-reaching effect on charitable giving. Charities remind us that gifts to them are tax-deductible – but in practice, there is no tax deduction unless the donor has itemized deductions exceeding the standard deduction.  The […]

A Turning Point For Public Sector Unions?

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In Labor & Employment Law | On July 3, 2018

Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31 (June 27, 2018). Concluding its 2017 term with several landmark decisions on First Amendment free speech rights and protections, the United States Supreme Court discarded its own precedent of more than forty years by overruling Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. […]

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