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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Family Property Law (4th ed.) Set for April Release

Foundation Press has recently announced that an April 2006 release date has been set for Lawrence W. Waggoner (University of Michigan Law School), Gregory S. Alexander (Cornell Law School), Mary Louise Fellows (University of Minnesota Law School), and Thomas P. Gallanis (Washington and Lee University School of Law), Family Property Law (4th ed. 2006).

The following description is from the publisher's announcement:

[This edition] is dedicated to the memory of Richard V. Wellman * * * [and] continues the tradition of the previous editions in identifying new themes and perceptively reporting on new developments in the area of family wealth transmission. Please note that the authors have succeeded in their efforts to reduce the size (and weight) of the previous edition by nearly 30%, while steadfastly maintaining wide coverage in this evolving area. * * *

The forthcoming Teacher's Manual for the new edition will be published this spring. It gives the authors' analysis of all of the cases and problems in the book. An electronic version of the Teacher's Manual will also be made available to those adopting the book, thus facilitating preparation of lecture and discussion notes.

The Fourth Edition will be sent upon publication to all law school professors teaching Trusts and Estates. Other professors wishing to review the primary text may contact a Foundation Press Account Manager at 1-877-888-1330. If preferred, an email can be sent to the Foundation Press Account Managers. Please use ISBN 1-59941-070-2 when placing an order with your bookstore.

[New coverage includes]:

    • Innocuous will-execution errors, traditionally associated with home-drawn wills, but now starting to arise in lawyer-supervised ceremonies. * * *

    • The growing body of federal law dealing with innocuous execution errors by employees seeking to change the beneficiary designation of their ERISA-covered employee benefit plans. * * *

    • Same-sex marriage and civil unions or domestic partnerships.

    • The continued emergence of off-shore and domestic asset-protection trusts. * * *

    • Recent developments in the law of charitable trusts. * * *

    • The perpetual-trust movement facilitated by the abolition of the rule against perpetuities. * * *

    • Recent developments in fiduciary law. * * *

    • Comprehensive coverage of the ongoing law-reform movement. * * *

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