Richard D. Sanders and Stacey Valentine Fielding wrote an article, "Appellate Division: No Estate Tax Marital Deduction for Registered Domestic Partners," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
The article discusses a recent, published opinion out of the Appellate Division—Jiwungkul v. Dir., Div. of Taxation, No. A-4089-15T2 (N.J. Super. App. Div. May 11, 2017), which found that same-sex couples registered as domestic partners under New Jersey's Domestic Partnership Act are not entitled to the marital deduction for purposes of calculating the New Jersey estate tax due at the death of the first partner.
While the loss of the marital deduction is certainly of significant importance, the Jiwungkul holding has the added potential of creating far reaching precedent for domestic partnerships in the state of New Jersey generally. The ruling stands for the proposition that domestic partners are afforded only those rights specifically granted in the DPA and no others. This proposition will undoubtedly encourage courts to construe the rights granted thereunder restrictively. Thus, it is extremely important that couples who opt for this arrangement understand the specific tax consequences of doing so and implement appropriate measures in their estate plans and beyond.
Dina Kapur Sanna will be speaking on two panels at International Estate & Tax Planning 2019, a conference presented by the Practising Law Institute and held in New York, NY.
Carl Merino spoke on a panel, "Non-Residents Acquiring Real Estate: Compare & Contrast Between the U.S. & UK," at the U.S.-UK Tax Planning conference, presented by KNect365 and held in New York, NY.
Day Pitney LLP hosted its annual invitation-only Palm Beach Family Office Forum at the Eau Palm Beach.
On March 27, Warren Whitaker will be speaking on "Passing Down Your Prized Possessions: How to Avoid Fights and Fees In Your Estate," a seminar hosted by the New-York Historical Society's Planned Giving Advisory Council and held at the Robert H. Smith Auditorium in New York City.
Warren Whitaker will be serving as chair of the 15th Annual International Estate Planning Institute, hosted by the New York State Bar Association and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP USA).
Day Pitney attorneys Tina Albright and Rebecca Tunney have been shortlisted for "Best Female Advisors & Managers in the USA" for New York and Boston, respectively, as part of the U.S. Powerwomen Awards by Citywealth.
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Day Pitney's Family Office and Trusts and Estates practices have been shortlisted in two categories, "Best Private Client Law Firm" and "Best Trusts and Estates Division," for the 2019 Private Asset Management Awards.
Day Pitney's Family Office and Trusts and Estates practices have been shortlisted in the "Legal Team of the Year" private client category for the 2019 Family Wealth Report Awards.
Darren Wallace was quoted in an article, "Paul Allen's $26 Billion Estate Will Take Years to Unravel," published by Bloomberg.