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.
Day Pitney Trusts and Estates Partner Michael S. Schwartz co-authored the article "Generational Resilience Through the Integration of Governance into Structure," which has been included in the Essential Reads on Family Offices book published by Global Law and Business Ltd.
Day Pitney Trusts and Estates Partner Tasha Dickinson and Litigation Partner Mark Romance authored the article, "What Partners Can Learn From Associates: Top Five Insights," for the Daily Business Review.
Day Pitney Hartford Office Managing Partner Kathleen Monnes was featured in the Hartford Courant article, "CT Company Bets New Office Space Will Lure Staff Back More of the Week – It's Hybrid That Says 'Come In.'"