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1 Dec 2016| Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeGiving that's uniquely yours is often the most joyful and inspiring. The Community Foundation specializes in creating tailor-made giving opportunities that accomplish your charitable goals. We're... Read more »
15 Nov 2016| Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeIn 2015,the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act became law, and among the beneficiaries were charitable Americans age 70 1/2 or older and their favorite charities. Read more »
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The Community Foundation will honor Jack B. Turner as recipient of the 23rd Annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Music City Center. A philanthropist and visionary, Jack has... Read more »
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14 Sep 2016| Community Foundation of Middle TennesseeThe Delek Tournament for Hope will take place September 27-29 at venues across Middle Tennessee, including the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory. More than 40 nonprofits from the Nashville area... Read more »
Russell N. James III, J.D., Ph.D., CFP | ArticleVisual Planned Giving An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning Russell James III, J.D., Ph.D. Professor & CH Foundation Chair in Personal Financial Planning...
The law's good faith principle has traditionally regulated legal relationships, such as the contractual relationship. Equity's more intense fiduciary principle has generally regulated equitable...
Charitable remainder trusts are back! This according to attorney and PGDC contributing author David Wheeler Newman of Mitchell, Silverberg & Knupp, LLP. Read on to see why CRTs are enjoying...
Professor Brian Tamanaha's new book, Failing Law Schools, does a good job of explaining why borrowing to obtain a lower tier law school education has become a bad deal for all too many, but...
Unless the fiduciary issues and the representation issues in a trust dispute are properly sorted out in advance, there is a very real risk that an ill-considered rush to mediate or arbitrate will...
The Interest on Lawyers Trust Account Scheme (IOLTA): Could the medical profession get away with fleecing patients this way?It is coming on a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the IOLTA scheme constitutes a collective taking by the state of the property of clients. Still the scheme continues. Nothing has...
Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established...
Could the Myriad Codifications of Aspects of the Law of Trusts Culminating with the Uniform Trust Code (2000) Be Doing More Harm than Good?Though the trust is a judge-made creature of equity, the last eighty years have seen numerous rounds of uniform legislation codifying various aspects of the law of trusts, beginning with the Uniform...
Since the 1960s, the trust has been under attack on two fronts in the American law school. First, the traditional Trusts course has been down-graded to elective status, a misguided curricular “...
Charles E. Rounds Jr, Fiduciary Consultant | Article | 2 commentsLaw Schools No Longer Adequately Equip Their Students To Think Like Lawyers: The Unintended Consequences of Decontextualizing ContractsThe process of paralegalizing the American legal academy is now complete. It was inevitable. A course in Contracts does not a complete lawyer make. The curricular marginalization of two of the other...
In an article published on line in 2010, Charles E. Rounds, Jr. suggested that the expansion of legal writing programs in the law schools at the expense of instruction in core legal doctrine is why...
It is the conventional wisdom among today’s academics that law students are better off participating in clinical programs administered in-house by the law schools than taking traditional...