New York’s Latest Legislative Session: What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning

Learn about what passed, what didn’t, and what’s next for New York’s 2021-2022 legislative session with an overview of important new legislation and pending proposals, including: Highest income tax rates in the country enacted.New Power of Attorney form goes into effect, requires two disinterested witnesses and notary.On the heels of the recent Tax Court case valuing Michael Jackson’s name and image, brand new post-mortem publicity rights take effect in New York.

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The Issue with Issue: Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

Sharon L. Klein |
Wealth Planning

This article reprint appeared in the September 2021 issue of Estate Planning magazine. With sophisticated storage techniques for genetic material and advances in medical technology, a child can be conceived after the death of one or both of the child’s genetic parents. The traditional context for the use of stored genetic material after death had generally involved sperm stored before the death of a cancer patient, who preserved it fearing infertility or death.

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