(Webcast) More Estate Planning Misfires of the Rich and Famous 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 fourth 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 DMX, Kobe Bryant, Larry King, Kenny Rogers, Chadwick Boseman and Eleanor Close Barzin.

    Program Fee:
    $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $99 for Members

    Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Kristen A. Curatolo
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    Erica Howard-Potter
    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLC

    John S. Kiely
    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

    David E. Stutzman
    Seward & Kissel LLP

     Samuel F. Thomas
    Seward & Kissel LLP

    Merrie J. Webel
    Webel Law, PLLC

  • 2:00 pm – 2:05 pm
    Introduction & Program Overview
    Jessica Galligan Goldsmith


    2:05 pm – 2:30 pm
    Estate of Ray Charles – Post-Mortem Business Interests and Publicity Rights
    Erica Howard-Potter


    2:30 pm – 2:55 pm
    Estate of Ric Ocasek – Death During a Divorce Proceeding and Elective Share
    John S. Kiely


    2:55 pm – 3:20 pm
    Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat – Blockage Discounts for Unsold Artwork and other IRS Issues
    Merrie J. Webel


    3:20 pm – 3:45 pm
    Estate of Nicholas Zoullas – Second Marriages, Scorned Children and “Stolen Art”
    Kristen A. Curatolo


    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
    Coffee Break


    4:00 pm – 4:25 pm
    Estate of James Brown – Liquidity Issues and Charitable Planning
    Samuel Thomas


    4:25 pm – 4:50 pm
    Britney Spears – Guardianship
    David Stutzman


    4:50 pm – 5:00 pm
    Questions and Answers


  • New York: 3.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 3.0 General
    California: 3.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Estate and Gift Taxation, David E. Stutzman, Chair
    Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Courts, Andrew S. Auchincloss, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org