Publications

Articles From Katarinna McBride

Looking at 2011 and Beyond

By Mary Cascino and Katarinna McBride
November
2011
Column
Page 584
A late-2011 look how recent rulings should influence your estate-planning advice.

Planning for a Civil Life

By Katarinna McBride
August
2011
Column
Page 421
Illinois' civil union law presents opportunities and challenges to those who advise same-sex couples.

B-DIT, B-DIT: Tax Planning More Thrilling than Michael Jackson

By Katarinna McBride
May
2011
Column
Page 262
Here's a new asset-protection strategy so cool you can dance to it.

A Sigh of Tax Relief

By Katarinna McBride
February
2011
Column
Page 100
There's a lot for estate planners to like about the new federal tax law.

Back to the Future: Estate Planning for 2010 and Beyond

By Katarinna McBride
November
2010
Column
Page 590
Estate planners look for ways to use this year's expiration of the estate tax to clients' advantage.

Clearer Guidance for Estate Planning Lawyers

By Katarinna McBride and Graham B. Schmidt
August
2010
Column
Page 433
What about clients with diminished capacity? Confidentiality and prospective clients? Here's a look.

The Anna Nicole Smith Case: an Opera in Five Acts

By Katarinna McBride
May
2010
Column
Page 266
Is the battle over Anna Nicole Smith's husband's estate finally over?

The Estate Tax- dumped on New year’s Eve

By Katarinna McBride
February
2010
Column
Page 104
Congress defied the conventional wisdom and let the estate tax die. What will replace it?

Winning at Darwin’s Game

By Katarinna McBride
August
2009
Column
Page 420
Survivor-style challenges and opportunities confront estate planners.

Passing the Buck: Private Split-Dollar for Every Vocabulary

By Katarinna McBride
May
2009
Column
Page 262
Split-dollar agreements allow wealthy clients to use life-insurance trusts to avoid gift taxes and maximize estate value.

Estate Planning for FDIC Coverage

By Katarinna McBride
November
2008
Column
Page 590
New FDIC rules provide more protection for revocable trusts.

Anna Nicole Smith’s Will

By Katarinna McBride
May
2007
Column
Page 270
Informal speculation about what becomes of Anna Nicole's estate.

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