Even More Estate Planning Misfires of the Rich and Famous

Originally held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Chair:

Jessica Galligan Goldsmith
Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP

  • Americans are generally fascinated by celebrities, whether alive or dead.  Highly publicized battles regarding the families and estates of celebrities cast a bright spotlight on the importance of proper estate planning. For the third year in a row, this highly entertaining and informative program will identify the common factors that cause such disputes, and aid attorneys in avoiding family fights for their clients. An expert faculty will discuss the estates planning misfires of Howard Hughes, Lauren Bacall, Stan Lee, Anthony Bourdain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Johnny Hallyday.

    OnDemand: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also members), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • David Choi
    Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP
    Gerard F. Joyce, Jr.
    Managing Director, National Head of Trusts and Estates
    Fiduciary Trust Company International
    Christiana M. Lazo
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Sharon B. Soloff
    FisherBroyles LLP
    Alison G. Silverman
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Bruce D.  Steiner
    Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C.

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Introduction & Program Overview
    Jessica Galligan Goldsmith
    6:10 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. Estate of Johnny Hallyday – Conflict of Laws in Cross Border Estate Planning
    Christiana Lazo
    6:35 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Estate of Anthony Bourdain – On the Road to Divorce
    Sharon Soloff
    7:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. Estate of Stan Lee – Elder Abuse
    David Choi
    7:25 p.m. – 7:50 p.m. Estate of Lauren Bacall – Powers of Appointment
    Bruce Steiner
    7:50 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. Coffee Break
    8:05 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Estate of Howard Hughes – What Not to Do When Anticipating a Will Contest
    Gerald F. Joyce, Jr.
    8:30 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Charitable Deductions
    Alison G. Silverman
    8:55 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    3.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey:
    3.0 General
    2.5 General
    2.5 General

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Estate & Gift Taxation | David E. Stutzman, Chair
    Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Courts | John M. Olivieri, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org