David Silvian wrote an article, "Massachusetts Court Ruling Reveals Estate Tax Constitutional Issue," for Trusts & Estates. The article is about the significance of a recent Massachusetts Probate and Family Court case, Dassori v. Commissioner of Revenue. The case concerns a person that died as a resident of Massachusetts owning real estate in France. Massachusetts law will effectively subject the value of the non-Massachusetts real estate to Massachusetts estate tax even though the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution bars states from taxing real property in other jurisdictions. The estate won its request for a tax refund on the property, however the apparent conflict between current law and the due process clause leaves estate planning attorneys, as well as the personal representatives and beneficiaries of estates, in a difficult position.
On January 11, Dina Kapur Sanna spoke as part of a panel on "International Recent Developments" at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, organized by the University of Miami.
On January 10, Richard D. Sanders and Angela Titus McEwan will present a discussion about New Jersey's recent adoption of its version of the Uniform Trust Code.
Day Pitney Partner Angela Titus McEwan authored an article, "New Jersey to Repeal Its Estate Tax", published in the New Jersey Law Journal.
An article from Day Pitney's December 2016 Estate Planning Update
Barbara Freedman Wand was quoted in the article "Banks Explore Multiple Avenues For Community Investment," in The Commercial Record.
Stephen Ziobrowski was quoted in an article, "How Bermudians can be exposed to US taxes," in The Royal Gazette. The article is a recap of an International Tax and Planning Seminar at an AFL Investment sponsored event held in May 2016, in which Ziobrowski participated.
Angela Titus McEwan was mentioned in an article, "Southern Firms Seek New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves," in American Lawyer. She recently joined the firm's Trusts and Estates practice in the New Jersey office.
Ed Krzanowski was quoted in an article, "IRS Estate-Transfer Proposal Meets Rare Repeal Bill," in Law360.
Angela Titus McEwan was mentioned in an article, "MBBA President Paula Edgar’s Life And Lawyerly Advice For Law Students And Young Attorneys," in Above The Law.