Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative & International Perspective

Iowa Law Review & ACTEC Foundation 

Friday, September 8, 2017
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa

Registration

Attendees must pre-register by Friday, September 1, 2017; day-of registration is not allowed. Attendance is free.  

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Symposium Schedule


Continental Breakfast (8:00AM)


Welcome (8:45AM)
Thomas P. Gallanis, University of Iowa


Panel 1: Comparative & International Perspectives on Succession (9:00AM) 
ChairSheldon F. Kurtz, University of Iowa

Naomi R. Cahn, George Washington University, Revisiting Revocation on Divorce? 
David Horton, University of California, Davis, The Harmless Error Rule in the United States & Abroad.
Jeffrey A. Schoenblum, Vanderbilt University, U.S. Conflict of Laws Involving International Estates: The Lessons of Estate of Charania v. Shulman.
E. Gary Spitko, Santa Clara University, Intestate Inheritance Rights for Unmarried Committed Partners: A Comparative and International Perspective.
Mariusz Zalucki, Krakow University, Attempts to Harmonize the Inheritance Law in Europe


Panel 2: Comparative & International Perspectives on Trusts & Other Will Substitutes (10:45AM)
ChairJohn H. Langbein, Yale University

Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Richard L. Kaplan, University of Illinois, Property Transfers to Caregivers: A Comparative Analysis.
Paul B. Miller, McGill University, Trust Protectors as a Trust Reinforcement Device: Comparative Perspectives.
S.I. Strong, University of Missouri, The Role of Succession Law in the Arbitration of Internal Trust Disputes.
Jamie Glister, University of Sydney, Lifetime Wealth Transfers and the Equitable Presumptions of Resulting Trust and Gift.
Jaume Tarabal, University of Barcelona, Modes of Transferring Wealth Upon Death Outside the Laws of Wills and Intestacy in the U.S. and Spain


Lunch (12:15PM)
Remarks by Henry Christensen III, McDermott Will & Emery, New York


Panel 3: Comparative & International Perspectives from Asia (1:45PM)
ChairThomas P. Gallanis, University of Iowa

Yun-chien Chang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, A Comparative and Empircal Study of Wealth Transfer Doctrines in 150 Countries.
James C. Fisher, University of Tokyo, The Trust as Trojan Horse: A Quiet Revolution in the Japanese Law of Property and Succession.
Rebecca Lee, University of Hong Kong, Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in Financial Planning for High Net Worth Individuals in Hong Kong.
Masayuki Tamaruya, Rikkyo University, Japanese Law Within the Global Process of Trust Law Diffusion.
Hang Wu Tang, Singapore Management University, From Waqf and Ancestor Worship to Modern Wealth Management: A History of the Use of the Trust as a Vehicle for Wealth Transfer in Singapore.


College of Law endowed Tamisiea Lecture in Wealth Transfer Law (3:30PM)
Lionel D. Smith, McGill University


Reception (4:30PM)


CLE Credit

Attendance has been approved for 5.5 hours of Iowa CLE credit. Federal credit is pending.

Accommodations in Iowa City

Information about accommodations in the Iowa City area can be found here.