Articles From David C. Thies

Using ADR in Estate Planning and Administration By David C. Thies Trusts and Estates, January 2020 A call to incorporate ADR techniques in the administration of trusts and estates.
Using ADR in Estate Planning and Administration By David C. Thies Alternative Dispute Resolution, December 2019 A call to incorporate ADR techniques in the administration of trusts and estates.
Update: Estate Planners Are Still Vulnerable to Dormant Legal Malpractice Claims, But ISBA Proposed Legislation Suggests a Reasonable Change to the Law By David C. Thies & Mia O. Hernandez Trusts and Estates, November 2019 The elimination of the estate planner exception to the Illinois Statute of Repose is in the interest of not only of the practicing bar, but also the public at large.
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Chair’s column By David C. Thies Trusts and Estates, July 2018 A welcoming note from the chair of the Trusts & Estates Section council, David C. Thies.
The promises and perils of asserting the mediation privilege By Anna A. Corcoran & David C. Thies Alternative Dispute Resolution, May 2018 The mediation privilege purports to offer strong protection for communications that occur during the course of mediation, but attorneys must nevertheless be careful to avoid any number of pitfalls when asserting the privilege.
To list or not to list… By David C. Thies & Michael Shea Trusts and Estates, July 2012 Although an outside document may be incorporated by reference in a will, there are at least two potential drawbacks of choosing this approach.

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