Gallanis's Family Property Law, Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 9th

Foundation Press
Primary Subject
Trusts And Estates
University Casebook Series
Publication Date


The Ninth Edition of this highly-regarded casebook continues its innovative emphasis on the connection between the law of trusts and estates and the changing American family. The Ninth Edition incorporates the most recent uniform acts from the Uniform Law Commission, including the new Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (2023), the Electronic Estate Planning Documents Act (2022), and the Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act (2021). It also addresses the new federal Corporate Transparency Act, effective January 1, 2024, and its consequences for estate planners. The casebook thus continues to be on the cutting-edge, discussing the very latest hot topics—in addition to the topics already mentioned, these include digital assets, posthumous assisted reproduction, directed trusts, trust decanting, asset protection trusts, silent trusts, noncharitable purpose trusts, unitrusts, family offices, private trust companies, choice of governing law for trusts, and donor standing to enforce charitable trusts. The authors of this book have long been at the forefront of law reform in trusts and estates, and this tradition continues under the authorship of Thomas Gallanis, who is the executive director of the Uniform Law Commission’s Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. The Ninth Edition emphasizes problems and questions to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis. Among many other things, the book teaches doctrine and policy, planning and drafting, case analysis and statutory interpretation.