'Gunther's Millions' Begs the Question: Are You Prepared to Leave a Fortune to Your Pet?
February 3, 2023
Day Pitney Trusts and Estates Attorneys Warren Whitaker and Sarah Gelfand were featured in the Jezebel article, "'Gunther's Millions' Begs the Question: Are You Prepared to Leave a Fortune to Your Pet?" in which the two covered the growing trend of pet trusts.
Whitaker stated, "All 50 states now have a law that permits you to create a trust for your pet. Now, with the statute in place, there is less risk of nefarious actors."
Gelfand discussed a 2014 New York ruling determining that a deceased woman's decision to leave her home and a million dollars to her cats was legitimate, "She created a very clear plan" that the courts decided they couldn't digress from.
Day Pitney Trusts and Estates Attorney Keith Bradoc Gallant was featured on the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel's (ACTEC) Trust and Estate Talk podcast episode "Practical Considerations in Dealing with Incapacity."
The arrival of Melissa Rodriguez as a Trusts and Estates Partner in the firm's Miami office and the promotion of A. Michael Wargon, a Trusts and Estates Partner in the Boca Raton office, was highlighted in the Florida Bar News' On the Move column.