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Samantha Weissbluth

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Speeches & Publications
  • “Will & Trust Contests”, published in the handbook entitled Causes of Action, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 2011
  • “Heirship, Adoption & Paternity”, IICLE Webinar, 2010
  • “Will & Trust Contests”, IICLE, 2010
  • “Risk Management for Trustees: Becoming Ill-Suited for Litigation”, ALI-ABA Risk Management for Trustees conference, 2010
  • “The Updated Risk Management Primer,” ALI-ABA Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries conference, 2009
  • Co-author, “Heirship, Adoption and Paternity”, published in the handbook entitled, Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Charitable Bequests, IICLE (originally published in 2009)
  • Co-author, “Trust Contests”, published in the handbook entitled, Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships and Charitable Bequests, IICLE (originally published in 2009)
  • Co-author, “Will Contests”, published in the handbook entitled, Litigating Disputed Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Charitable Bequests, IICLE (originally published in 2009)
  • Co-author, “Trust Litigation”, published in the handbook entitled, Trust Administration, IICLE (originally published in 2008)
  • Co-author, “Termination of the Trust”, published in the handbook entitled, Trust Administration, IICLE (originally published in 2008
  • Monthly co-columnist for Trusts & Estates Magazine e-newsletter, 2004-2013
    Articles included:

    • “Fallible Fiduciaries” (June 1, 2004)

    • “Settlors’ Advsory” (June 15, 2006)

    • “Don’t Play a Game of Hearsay Russian Roulette” (July 13, 2006)

    • “Attorneys’ Fees” (January 11, 2007)

    • “Beware the Powers of Attorney” (March i, 2007)

    • “Who’s in Charge?” (April 26, 2007)

    • “The Do-It-Yourself Spirit in Big Sky Country” (May 30, 2007)

    • “Three Hots and a Cot” (June 27, 2007)

    • “Sunshine State Welcomes Deadbeats” (July 25, 2007)

    • “Negative Energy Haunts the House of Ken Lay” (August 29, 2007)

    • “Corporate Trustees Beware” (February 10, 2008)

    • “Barred by Lunatics Law” (August 21, 2008)

    • “Stung by the Slayer Statute” (November 19, 2008)

    • “Court Leaves Florida Elderly Vulnerable” (January 24, 2009)

    • “Philanthropy or Spite?” (July 28, 2009)

    • “Protect Trust Assets in Bankruptcy” (September 23, 2009)

    • “Posthumously Conceived Children and Their Survivor Benefit” (October 21, 2009)

    • “Wrestling with the Privacy Rights of John E. DuPont, Convicted Murderer” (January 27, 2010)

    • “A Pitch for Privacy Rights” (February 18, 2010)

    • “Marrying for the Money: A New Twist?” (April 20, 2010)

    • “Filing Follies” (October 27, 2010)

    • “Expanding Breaches” (January 19, 2011)

    • “Kiss-immee of Death” (April 20, 2011) (this article was the basis for a quote in a June, 2011 article by Kelly Greene in The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Unholy Marriage: How to Fight Back”)

    • “The Walls have e-Ears” (May 17, 2011)

    • “Trustees and the Attorney-Client Privilege” (August 24, 2011)

    • “Assessing Older Clients’ Capacity” (September 21, 2011)

    • “Keeping Trusts Out of Court” (October 19, 2011)

    • “The Estate Tax and Wrongful Death” (November 5, 2012)

    • ”Father’s Will Dictates Sham Marriage” (December 21, 2012)

    • “Seeds of Controversy” (January 28, 2013)

    • “A Reckless Act?” (February 26, 2013)

    • “Stripping Away the Mysteries of the Probate Exception” (April 23, 2013)

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