Importance of Counsel Testimony

In cases involving the construction or validity of an estate plan, the testimony of counsel who prepared the plan often is pivotal – for good or ill. Such was the case in Tay v. Grondin in which we defended the Trustee from an action seeking to remove and surcharge him for alleged mismanagement of the sale of a […]

New MBA Ethics Opinion Discusses Release of Deceased Client’s Estate Planning File

It’s a situation that estate planning petitioners sometimes encounter: a relative of a recently deceased client requests a copy of the attorney’s file relating to the execution of the decedent’s will.  Sometimes it’s the proponent of the will.  Sometimes it’s a disappointed heir who has mounted (or is considering) a will contest.  Maybe the file […]

Scheffel v. Krueger Appears in Leading T&E Text

Harvard Law School Professor Robert Sitkoff  has called to my attention that Scheffel v. Krueger, a case I successfully argued to the NH Supreme Court, appears in Wills, Trusts and Estates, the leading T&E law school text which Sitkoff and and Professor Jesse Dukeminier author. Kyle Krueger had sexually assaulted a minor (and allegedly filmed and internet […]