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On February 21, 2014, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the American Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, hosted a symposium entitled, “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” The following ten articles and five comments by distinguished authors explore, for the first time in an analytically probing and comprehensive manner, the increasing federalization of private wealth transfer.

The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer: Introduction

PDF · Jeffrey Schoenblum ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1531 (2014)


In Search of the Probate Exception

PDF · James E. Pfander & Michael J.T. Downey ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1533 (2014)


Federalization of the Law of Charity

PDF · Mark L. Ascher ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1581 (2014)


Is Federalization of Charity Law All Bad? What States Can Learn from the Internal Revenue Code

Commentary on Mark L. Ascher, Federalization of the Law of Charity, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1581 (2014).

PDF · Melanie B. Leslie ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1621 (2014)


The Creeping Federalization of Wealth-Transfer Law

PDF · Lawrence W. Waggoner ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1635 (2014)


Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff

PDF · John H. Langbein ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1665 (2014)


Probate Law Meets the Digital Age

PDF · Naomi Cahn ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1697 (2014)


The Stored Communications Act and Digital Assets

Commentary on Naomi Cahn, Probate Law Meets the Digital Age, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1697 (2014).

PDF · David Horton ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1729 (2014)


A Fresh Look At State Asset Protection Trust Statutes

PDF · Ronald J. Mann ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1741 (2014)


Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts

PDF · Steven J. Horowitz & Robert H. Sitkoff ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1769 (2014)


Perpetuities and the Genius of a Free State

Commentary on Steven J. Horowitz & Robert H. Sitkoff, Unconstitutional Perpetual Trusts, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1769 (2014).

PDF · Joshua C. Tate ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1823 (2014)


Federal Visions of Private Family Support

PDF · Laura A. Rosenbury ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1835 (2014)


Disclaimers and Federalism

PDF · Adam J. Hirsch ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1871 (2014)


Federalizing Principles of Donative Intent and Unanticipated Circumstances

Commentary on Adam J. Hirsch, Disclaimers and Federalism, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1871 (2014).

PDF · Reid Kress Weisbord ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1931 (2014)


Strange Bedfellows: The Federal Constitution, Out-of-State Nongrantor Accumulation Trusts, and the Complete Avoidance of State Income Taxation

PDF · Jeffrey Schoenblum ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1945 (2014)


Pro and Con (Law): Considering the Irrevocable Nongrantor Trust Technique

Commentary on Jeffrey Schoenblum, Strange Bedfellows: The Federal Constitution, Out-of-State Nongrantor Accumulation Trusts, and the Complete Avoidance of State Income Taxation, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1945 (2014).

PDF · Alyssa A. DiRusso ·67 Vand. L. Rev. 1999 (2014)