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LITIGATION, ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE GROUP

LITIGATION, ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE GROUP

Who We Are

The Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group devotes it efforts to issues involving trust, estate and fiduciary litigation matters (these include probate disputes; will and trust construction; accounting disputes; breach of fiduciary duty claims; and other controverted issues involving the administration of individual and charitable estates and trusts). We also address ethics issues affecting trust and estate lawyers and malpractice issues (including malpractice avoidance) that may affect them. Our Group remains focused on educating members on national trends in these areas through efforts such as CLE program and and articles. Where appropriate, our Group assists other Section Groups in analyzing litigation, ethics or malpractice disputes that may affect estate planning, administration or any other litigation or controversy issue germane to the Section's mission. We hold quarterly conference calls that will be listed on on this website.


This Group consists of the following Committees:

Current Case Law Developments

In the coming months, the Group plans to ask our members to submit short, one paragraph descriptions of new case developments from around the country. We will be developing this feature and discussing it in our quarterly conference calls. Those who are interested in helping with this project should contact the group chair, Steven Mignogna, smignogna@archerlaw.com.

Sub Committees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Group Conference Call

January 21, 2015
Topic of Discussion: Dana Fitzsimons Jr., Senior Vice President & Fiduciary Counsel with Bessemer Trust, will review the most significant fiduciary litigation cases of 2014 and discuss current trends in fiduciary risk. Dana has led such discussions in the past for our Group, and the calls are among our most popular, so please plan to join us.
 
Section Events

    Commercial Real Estate Zoning and Land Use

    05/27/2015-05/27/2015

    The panelists will discuss and explain the most common zoning tools jurisdictions use to regulate land use in their respective communities and how lawyers can work with those tools to achieve clients' goals. Topics will include: * Foundation of zoning and land use policy* A review of the common zoning ...

    The IRS T&E Attack List and How to Defend Against It

    06/02/2015-06/02/2015

    Gift and estate tax returns continue to be closely examined by the IRS. What topics are the IRS most commonly raising in audit? Find an overview of these important issues in this program. Topics our panelists will cover include: Indirect gifts Step transactions Annual ...

    Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements – Don’t Forget to Cover These Points!

    06/03/2015-06/03/2015

    Certain issues in the negotiation of commercial real estate purchase and sale agreements tend to be overlooked. Although not gotcha issues, they merit careful review and focus. This program, for both new and seasoned practitioners, will review selected issues that repeatedly arise in the purchase and ...

LISTSERV Communication

In order to send a message to the listserve, send the message as an email to the address below. You must be a member of the Committee to use the listserve.

RPTE-LITIGATION@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here. Please note that you will need to create a new password, separate from your regular ABA password, in order to use this archive.


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Leadership

Chair:

Mignogna, Steven
Message From The Chair

Council Representative:

Franklin, Terrence

Vice-Chair:

Carey, James

Committee Roster  

Modified by Adam Bielawski on December 31, 2014

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